Faqs - Steel Frames And Trusses

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95 Betts Road SmithField, NSW 2164

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Faqs

Can steel frames be used for building in a bushfire zone?

Yes. When used as part of the NASH bushfire standard, frames made from TRUECORE® steel provide simple design solutions to achieve compliance when building, even in a flame zone. For further information please refer to the National Association of Steel-Framed Housing’s Standard ‘Steel Frames Construction in Bushfire Areas’ or visit www.nash.asn.au/nash/safety-and-security/bushfires. We also recommend you speak with your builder about the suitability of steel framing for your particular build.

Is there initial or ongoing movement of steel frames?

There will be no initial shrinkage or swelling of a frame made from TRUECORE® steel as there is no absorption or drying of moisture in steel frames. Steel framing in a properly constructed and insulated home expands and contracts in response to temperature changes at rates reasonably similar to those of other building materials. And steel frames won’t shrink, twist or warp over time so there’s less chance of sticking doors and window jambs, nail pops and wavy roof lines due to frame movement.

Have steel framed buildings been proven over time?

Steel framing has been successfully used in housing since the early 1950’s and in recent years has gained in popularity. There are well-known and reputable builders in Australia who recognise the benefits of TRUECORE® steel and building steel framed houses.

Can steel frames be used for building in a bushfire zone?

Yes. When used as part of the NASH bushfire standard, frames made from TRUECORE® steel provide simple design solutions to achieve compliance when building, even in a flame zone. For further information please refer to the National Association of Steel-Framed Housing’s Standard ‘Steel Frames Construction in Bushfire Areas’ or visit www.nash.asn.au/nash/safety-and-security/bushfires. We also recommend you speak with your builder about the suitability of steel framing for your particular build.

Is there initial or ongoing movement of steel frames?

There will be no initial shrinkage or swelling of a frame made from TRUECORE® steel as there is no absorption or drying of moisture in steel frames. Steel framing in a properly constructed and insulated home expands and contracts in response to temperature changes at rates reasonably similar to those of other building materials. And steel frames won’t shrink, twist or warp over time so there’s less chance of sticking doors and window jambs, nail pops and wavy roof lines due to frame movement.

Have steel framed buildings been proven over time?

Steel framing has been successfully used in housing since the early 1950’s and in recent years has gained in popularity. There are well-known and reputable builders in Australia who recognise the benefits of TRUECORE® steel and building steel framed houses.

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HOME OWNERS & BUILDERS - THIS IS FOR YOU

At Steel Frames & Trusses, we procure world class quality steel from TRUECORE® giving you one of the most reliable products in the industry. Prefabricated and accurate, frames made with the inner strength of TRUECORE® steel are straight and true resulting in strong lines and a beautiful finish.

Our frames for every project are individually engineered which results in faster installation, minimum wastage and of course, less worry for the homeowner, builder and architect. TRUECORE® steel is made by BlueScope, the manufacturers of COLORBOND® steel. TRUECORE® steel is made to all relevant Australian standards and tested for quality and consistency.

How is that for peace of mind?

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