Why Steel

100% termite and borer proof

Steel frames and trusses are 100% termite and borer proof with $0 of ongoing termite treatment and maintenance.

Termite damage is the leading cause of structural damage to Australian homes with over 12.5% of timber framed homes being effected by termite damage and costing Australian home owners over $100 million per year.

With most home insurance policies not covering termite damage.

Low waste & fully recyclable

Newcastle Steel Frames and Trusses system produces an extremely low amount of waste which is 100% recyclable, steel is the most recycled product in the world unlike treated timbers which are only down cycled and then sent to land fill.

Strong & Lightweight

Steel is true, straight and will not warp or buckle. Steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material and with steel frames and trusses weighing at least 30% less than comparable timber frames and trusses meaning lower labour costs to install.

100% non-combustible

Steel frames and trusses are 100% non-combustible, will not burn or contribute to the spread of fire. For this reason, when using steel frames in bush fire areas and in conjunction with the NASH bush fire code many of the extremities normally used on a timber frame are not necessary.

Precision engineered

Steel frames and trusses are made from a precision engineered product (steel) and to the millimetre with no natural imperfections like some other building materials such as timber.

50 year warranty

Newcastle Steel Frames and trusses only use the best quality materials, Bluescope’s TRUECORE steel which comes with a 50 year warranty (T&C apply). Protected from corrosion by hot-dipped metallic coating of zinc-aluminium alloy.

For these reasons plus many more, using steel frames and trusses brings peace of mind,
represents value for money and can help lower overall build costs and build times.
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