Advantages of Steel Framing

Advantages of Steel

TRUECORE® steel delivers very real benefits for builders, designers and homeowners alike.

Termite proof

Wall and roof framing made from TRUECORE® steel is 100 per cent termite and borer proof. Because of this, the frames don’t require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack.

TRUECORE® steel is also non-combustible, so its use significantly reduces the amount of flammable material in a home.

The strength of steel

A home with a ‘heart’ of steel is designed to stand the test of time.

The inherent strength and durability of TRUECORE® 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.

Backed by a 50 year BlueScope Steel warranty*, TRUECORE® steel provides homeowners with the peace of mind of knowing their most valuable asset is protected by the strength or steel.

* Conditions apply, see our warranty page for more information.

Straight and true

Wall and roof frames made from TRUECORE® 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.

A healthier home

Because it requires no additional chemical treatments, steel framing is recognised both here and overseas as a healthy home alternative for people suffering from asthma.

Design flexibility

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.

Treading lightly on the earth

Steel framing made from TRUECORE® steel 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’.

This is especially apparent on sloping and difficult sites where it can be used in conjunction with suspended flooring systems, reducing the need to cut into the site and thus leaving a much smaller imprint.

And because steel frames are fabricated off-site to exact specifications, there is minimal cutting and wastage onsite – making for a cleaner building environment.

A recyclable material

Steel is one of the most recycled materials on the planet.

Not only is TRUECORE® steel 100 per cent recyclable, it is made with a component of recycled steel.