Advantages for Home BuildingWhen strength, durability and quality are the important selection factors, steel framing is the natural choice for brick-veneer and direct-clad home construction.
Steel framing offers outstanding home building advantages:
Durability: You need never be concerned that the structural frame you can’t see is deteriorating due to environmental or biological attack by termites, borers or fungi.
Stability: Steel frames will not absorb moisture or dry out. Steel has outstanding dimensional stability to keep your home in shape indeﬁnitely.
Structural efﬁciency: Engineered steel frames are extremely strong yet are light in weight.
Design ﬂexibility: Create optimum architectural forms to suit your living needs and building conditions, including long clear spans for open plan living and even curved trusses.
Wide availability: The design you want can be built virtually anywhere in Australia.
Fire resistance: Does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a ﬁre.
Low maintenance: Low cost and effort to keep its design qualities intact.
Trade familiarity: Steel frames are easy to construct and ﬁnish, and you’ll always have access to the skills to modify or extend your home.
Environmentally friendly: Steel is 100% recyclable, easily accommodates energy efﬁ cient design concepts, enables minimal site disturbance and produces little site waste.
Advantages for owner builders
Whether you plan to do much of the work yourself or simply supervise your trade contractors, steel house framing is especially attractive to the owner builder. Nearly all frame suppliers produce installation manuals or sets of instructions, and some basic instructional videos. As steel framing is an engineered product, it is important to adhere strictly to the supplier’s instructions on the number and positioning of fasteners, brackets, bracing etc. The owner builder will particularly beneﬁt from the following steel framing advantages:
Steel framing is light but strong. There is less mass of material to be handled on site at frame stage, so it is safe and easy to handle and quick to erect.
HERM Logic supply prefabricated frame sections in easily transportable and manageable panels
HERM Built can erect your steel frame
One of the big advantages of HERM Prefabricated Steel Frames are that they are sub-assembled. Walls, Roofing and other sections are partly assembled making the job of erecting more simpler.
However, whether you have lot of knowledge of reading plans, and steel building erection process, or you have just started on steel building project... there is a right way and wrong way to complete this task. HERM Built can provide you with a site foreman and laboring staff to quickly erect your framing.