Best practice would be to use a lintel plate as designed specifically for the mounting of items from the steel frame at framing drawing stage, however a timber nogging can be added between the wall frames as support to brace the tv bracket or a mounting plate can be screwed to the studs if adding post gyprock.
Yes. A kitchen installer will be able to affix to the steel frame.
Yes. This is achievable with additional heavy steel components as advised by an independent engineer who will review the plans and ensure there is enough support for the upper levels (not included in the Supaloc framing system).
Yes. An engineer can specify the appropriate connection method between the trusses and existing walls in a high wind rated area.
Yes. An engineer can assist with advice on the addition of heavy steel components required to support a second storey, depending on the current design and intended design.
Our steel is made in Australia, supplied by Bluescope Steel Australia.
A ceiling fan can be attached to a support brace that is added between ceiling trusses. This can be made from timber.
If the gyprock has been added then a backing plate or timber nogging can be added to the wall studs. If specified prior to framing drawings and manufacturing, it can be noted and a lintel plate can be added between the studs to attach the dryer to.
The TB34 BlueScope warranty can be affected if adequate protection is not provided by cladding and/or brickwork. See http://warranties.bluescopesteel.com.au for more information.
The ceiling fan should not be attached to the battens holding the plasterboard. Work out the location of the ceiling fan in the ceiling. Attach a min 90x35mm structural timber member to the top of the truss chord. Run the rod from the ceiling fan to the timber member and attach.
No. This is a myth. WiFi, radio and TV wave frequencies pass around steel as easily as timber framing.
No! Because a steel frame creates a positive earth, a lightning strike will have no effect. The energy is allowed to go straight to the ground, and is not dissipated destructively as in conventional framing.
Yes! Supaloc steel frames are safe because the frames are earthed. When exposed to a live wire it will create a short and trip the residual current safety switch, so there is little chance of touching anything active. All new housing is required to be fitted with residual current safety switches. However, a broken or pierced wire in a timber frame can remain live and current leakage can cause troublesome faults and fire risks.
Yes. Additions are relatively easy to make. In addition, the original steel structure will be straight regardless of age, making the job of lining up the extension easier.
No. Supaloc steel frames use patented superior connections that ensure unsurpassed accuracy and dimensional stability, meaning thermally induced movement and noise is no more likely than with other materials. Steel frames expand and contract at rates not too dissimilar from other materials, which means it is unlikely that there will be noise or cornice cracking problems.
Supaloc steel frames deliver a range of environmental benefits, both immediate and long term. The relative light weight of steel framing, combined with its design versatility and flexibility, means a Supaloc steel-framed house can be built with minimal site impact. Quite literally, it 'touches the earth lightly'. This is especially apparent on sloping and difficult sites where it can be used in conjunction with suspended flooring systems, reducing the need to cut into the site and thus leaving a much smaller imprint. Supaloc steel frames are fabricated off-site to exact specifications; there is minimal cutting and wastage onsite - making for a cleaner building environment.
Generally we only supply Supaloc frames to authorised builders who utilise skilled trades and supervisors to ensure your home is built to our stringent quality requirements. In some regions we are also able to recommend licensed installers who are able to undertake this work to ensure your warranty is maintained.
Yes. The high strength-to-weight ratio of steel roof framing allows for longer spans, creating larger, more open living areas. And because it’s steel, it measures up against increasingly stringent building and fire regulations.
Yes. Supaloc steel frames are manufactured from TRUECORE® steel and are 100% termite proof. No if, buts or maybes. Your family will no longer need to be exposed to expensive ongoing chemical treatments. Ever.
Yes. Supaloc frames are precision engineered to be dimensionally accurate. They won’t shrink, twist or warp, so your home won't have problems such as cracking cornices, jamming doors, sticking windows or wavy rooflines.
The innovations developed by Supaloc and incorporated into your frame means that our systems will provide you with a competitive build cost together with significantly lower ongoing costs associated with maintenance and chemical treatments over the life of your home.