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Steel framing is a straight and stable product that delivers an excellent finish.
The roll-forming technology behind steel framing gives a high degree of dimensional accuracy, enabling consistently straight walls, square corners and an overall superior finish. The exactness that comes from building in this way also helps later trades fitting internal linings, kitchens and other cupboards.
The dimensionally accurate components allow for faster build and completion times, and less rework.
Steel frames are dimensionally accurate and stays strong and stable over time, reducing the need for call-backs. The stability of steel means no contraction or expansion with moisture changes, so frames will not warp, twist, sag or shrink, eliminating many of the maintenance issues that create builder call-backs.
The speed of construction reduces the cost of labour, increases efficiency and minimises re-work – all resulting in fewer call-backs, less waste and lower overall cost.
Because steel sections are roll-formed to specifications there is minimal wastage. Steel is also 100% recyclable, again and again, without losing its properties.
Timber used in framing weighs three times more than light gauge, high-tensile steel. Steel framing provides a lighter, stronger structure, resulting in greater earthquake and wind load strength.
Being lighter also means it is easier and safer to move around on site. It is standard practice to earth steel framing, making it electrically safe as well as fire-resistant. Steel is non-combustible, so when a fire does burn through wall linings, it will not spread within the framing cavity.
Steel is more durable than timber, and does not support mould growth or rot, reducing cracks in claddings and linings. Steel does not require treating so has none of the preservative chemicals associated with timber.