Posted on March 30, 2018

Steel framing, especially Bluescope steel (our favourite), has many advantages over timber, it’s hard to believe why anyone would choose the latter in 2018. From its strength and durability to its environmental benefits, steel framing consistently proves to be the superior choice.

1 - Cost effective

While timber is a cheaper building material than steel, steel can be lighter and easier to assemble. This means that steel can be more cost effective during the building stage. When you consider all the benefits you get from steel compared to timber framing, steel is better value for money.

2 - Stronger & Straighter

Steel will give your home a straighter finish, especially along roof lines, ceilings and walls, which, when built from timber, can visibly flex and warp over time. Steel provides stronger foundations preventing your home from sloping and sinking over time. Steel also resists damage from storms, wind and lightning better than timber.

3 - Fire Resistant

Timber framed homes are vulnerable to fire, as we have seen with the various tragedies that have occurred across Victoria. Steel is non-combustible, and will not bend or warp in fire. Steel framing can mean the difference between fixing your home or rebuilding it entirely.

4 - Termite proof

Termites are known as the ‘silent destroyer’, usually undetected, eating away at the depths of your home, until it’s too late. While treated timber can be termite resistant, treatment usually only lasts for about 25 years Steel framing provides a lifetime guarantee against termites destroying your home, without the added chemicals and toxins.

5 - Sustainable

BlueScope steel is 100% recyclable and therefore benefits the environment.

6 - 50-year warranty

At JG King Homes, we offer a 50-year peace of mind guarantee on our Bluescope steel frames.