From the ground up, the frame of a home is more than just another stage in the building process; it's the backbone that keeps everything together. Building a new home for your family is a big investment of time and money, and you only get one chance to build it right. But which is best – timber vs steel frame? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of building with our Supaloc steel frames and how they compare against timber.
HOW DO STEEL FRAMED HOMES IMPROVE ON TIMBER HOMES?
Before you choose the windows and blinds or the doors and floors, your first choice when building a home is the one thing that truly supports the whole house: the frame. Timber frames were the most common way to build houses for the longest time, but nowadays, more and more Australian homebuilders are choosing steel frames for their homes. Check out why below!
INNER STRENGTH AND DURABILITY = LONGEVITY
Building your dream home is possibly the biggest expense you will experience. With our Supaloc steel frames, your brand-new home will have the inner strength and durability to protect your investment for years to come. While timber is designed to last, they run the risk of rotting over time, but steel homes provide enhanced corrosion resistance for a longer-lasting home.
STRAIGHT AND TRUE, ALWAYS
The inner strength and durability of steel also ensures the frame of your home will remain straight and true now and into the future. Excessive moisture and high humidity levels can lead to warping in timber frames, but this is not the case with steel, which won’t shrink, twist or warp over time, meaning less chance of sticking windows, jammed doors and wavy roof lines. How it is built is how it will stay.
IMPRESSIVE STRENGTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO
The impressive strength-to-weight ratio of steel frames make them an ideal choice for contemporary home designs. Wide spans, open-plan living spaces and architectural roof lines are all possible thanks to the versatility of these distinctive frames that will help bring your dream home design to life. Our steel frames are also prefabricated and dimensionally accurate, resulting in a home with strong lines and a beautiful finish.
TERMITE AND INSECTICIDE FREE
Termites and borers are a big problem in Australia, but with Supaloc steel frames, your home will be 100% termite and borer-proof. Unlike timber, steel is not treated with insecticides to keep termites from eating your frames and damaging the structural integrity of your home or exposing it to harmful chemicals. Building with steel frames means you and your family can rest easy knowing that your home is built to keep out these unwelcome visitors.
WON'T CATCH FIRE
Another major benefit of our Supaloc steel frames is that the core of your home won’t catch fire and will even help you meet the standards required for building in severely rated flame zones. Compared to timber houses, your home will be framed by non-combustible steel, offering safety and peace of mind for the whole family.
As you can see there are so any benefits to building your brand-new home with our Supaloc Steel Frames. Chat to a sales consultant from McDonald Jones Homes, MOJO Homes, Brighton Homes, Weeks Homes or Akora Homes to get your steel frames home build underway.