Better for the Environment. Better Mould Resistance

Steel Framing

Why Steel Frame Homes?

Steel-framing is a straight and stable product that delivers an excellent finish.

The roll forming technology behind steel framing gives a high degree of dimensional accuracy, enabling consistently straight walls, square corners and an overall superior finish.

The exactness that comes from building in this way helps later trades fit internal linings, kitchens and other cupboards.

Plus the stability of steel means no contraction or expansion with moisture changes, so frames won’t warp, twist, sag or shrink, eliminating many of the maintenance issues that create builder call-backs.

Our steel is 100% New Zealand made.

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The Strength of Steel

Steel is exceptionally strong and built for the toughest conditions. It is fire resistant and strong and has been shown to have excellent earthquake resistance.

Its durability means that it won’t rot or support mould growth and it won’t suffer from borer or other insects.

It’s also galvanised to prevent corrosion when good weather tightness principles are applied to the cladding design and installation.

A 50-year Durability Statement

The steel we use has been developed and tested by New Zealand Steel, for New Zealand conditions. Galvanised with a 100% zinc coating for protection, it is backed by a 50-year Durability Statement, so you can trust that our steel will stand the test of time.

Please contact us for a copy of the Durability Statement.

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Design Flexibility

Steel-framing opens up a variety of design possibilities. Steel’s high strength-to-weight ratio gives it excellent spanning capability, providing more design freedom to cost-effectively create wide, open spaces.

Steel is 100% Recyclable

Our steel is made with consideration for the environment. It is manufactured in New Zealand from locally mined west coast iron-sand and is made with a component of recycled steel.

The steel is galvanised by New Zealand Steel during the manufacturing process and requires no further additional preservative chemical treatment. And because steel-framing sections are roll-formed to length there’s minimal wastage, reducing the environmental impact from building site waste going to landfills.

Steel is also 100% recyclable, again and again, without losing its properties.

Value for Money

Our steel, combined with the rollforming technology behind steel-framing, allows every framing member to be straight, strong and stable.

This means that when you build with our steel you’re building with a top-quality product so you’re ensured a quality finish.

Steel-framing is a complete system, cost-competitive with timber-framing, and depending on the design of your home it can be cheaper.

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A Healthier Home

Our steel is non-allergenic and has been recognised by the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand as a ‘Sensitive Choice’. Our steel doesn’t support mould growth or rot, and its stability gives it the potential to reduce cracks in claddings and linings. It does not contain additional preservative chemicals and won’t give off gases or emit VOC’s.

A steel-frame is lightweight and easy to handle (it’s approximately one third of the weight of a timber-frame). Steel has none of the additional preservative chemicals associated with timber, an important consideration for the health of builders and tradesmen working on-site.

Standard practice is the earth steel framing, making it electrically safe as well as being fire-resistant.

Steel is 70% lighter than timber and stronger in tiny homes, so this means more design capabilities.

For enquiries call or text: 027 480 6186 – if you’ve got some plan ideas, email them through our contact us page.