Building with steel
Houses have been built with wood for hundreds of years. Old growth trees make a good building material. However, a dwindling supply of old growth trees and environmental concerns have caused the quality to diminish.
Today, it is clear that there is a need for a new building material. Despite the myths that still surround the use of light gauge steel framing, it has come to the forefront as the best and most feasible alternative building material for residential and light commercial construction.
Termites are known to destroy the wall and roofing timbers of a home within 3 months of construction.
As an example, termites cause more damage to homes in Australia than fire, floods and storms, combined.
Severe termite damage to a building is not uncommon. To compound the problem, your Home or Building Insurance Policy may NOT cover the repair costs of any timber damage caused by termites.
Moulds in Your Home can cause health problems and structural damage. The most common toxic mould is Stachybotrys chartarum, a slimy greenish-black mould that grows on moisture-laden materials. It does not grow on steel, nor does steel promote the growth of mould.
Mould can cause severe lung problems in infants and the elderly.
Steel does not contain moisture like wood. Even kiln dried wood still has a residual water content.
Steel framing is non-combustible and will not fuel a fire. Steel will not ignite and withstands higher temperatures.