Opting for a steel framed home can prove to be a good long-term investment as the steel components used will last much longer than timber. Unlike timber, steel is largely unaffected by temperature fluctuations, rot or insect infestations, providing a robust building material which requires little or no maintenance.
Here are some of the main advantages of building a steel framed home:
Steel is already widely used when building houses and is found in pipes, roofs, support beams and wall braces. Steel has long been a popular material for commercial building projects such as office blocks, factories, warehouses and agricultural buildings but is now being increasingly used as a framing material in residential projects.
Galvanised steel is incredibly robust and will resist corrosion, making it ideal for our damp climate.
Steel is recommended as framing material in residential building projects because it can be recycled and reused countless times.
Steel is ideal for framing a building because it won’t shrink, warp, twist or swell as wood can. In addition, steel framed homes are very robust and can resist pretty much anything the elements can throw at them.