Wall framing made from steel is 100 per cent termite and borer proof, meaning the frames don't require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack.
Steel is also non-combustible, so its use significantly reduces the amount of flammable material in a home.
A home with a 'heart' of steel is designed to stand the test of time.
The inherent strength and durability of steel provides structural integrity in all types of environments and conditions - from Australia's cyclone-prone north to the cold climate regions of the south; in bushland, where fire is an ever present threat, and on the coast.
Wall frames made from steel are precision engineered to be dimensionally accurate.
They won't shrink, twist or warp, reducing the likelihood of problems such as cracking cornices, jamming doors, sticking windows or wavy rooflines.
Steel framing is recognised both here and overseas as a healthy home alternative for people suffering from asthma because it requires no additonal chemical treatments.
Steel framing encourages home designers to think outside the square and make the most of available space.
It lends itself perfectly to innovative designs and non-conventional roof lines, helping to create distinctive, highly individualised homes.
In particular, 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.
Steel wall framing delivers 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 steel-framed house can be built with minimal site impact.
Quite literally, it 'touches the earth lightly'.
Steel frames are fabricated off-site to exact specifications,so there is minimal cutting and wastage onsite, resulting in a cleaner building environment.