Steel House Frames Vs. Wood House Frames
Wood remains the most popular option for building houses, but steel frames are also worth considering.
Steel-framed houses have been around for a long time, but their slightly higher cost keeps most people from using them. Steel and timber can both make strong houses, and both meet national guidelines.
So what is the difference? What are the reasons for considering building a house with a steel frame?
- They’re safer.
A steel framed house is much more resistant to weather extremes than wood framing. Steel framing is particularly important for Australian buildings because they’re often in danger of bushfires. Steel is much less likely to be damaged by fire, and can combined with stone work to create a fire-resistant home.
Central Steel Build only builds frames. Our clients often hire third parties to install things like stone facades.
- Freedom of design.
Steel is known for its strength and adaptability. If you want to design a home that’s unique and interesting, steel is your best option. It can span larger distances and can be fabricated into unique shapes and curves that aren’t possible with wood.
- Faster construction.
Steel home house frames can be put together much faster than wood frames, saving you the time and costs involved with installation.
- Steel frames are recyclable.
Steel frames are much better for the environment. They can be recycled if your house is ever removed or changed and they aren’t sourced from forests like timber is.
- Termite resistance.
Termites won’t be able to damage the structural integrity of your home. Although steel framed houses aren’t entirely termite-proof (wood details can still be damaged), it’s highly unlikely that any significant costs will be spent repairing termite damage.
To find out more about out steel-framed buildings, download a DesinaBuild brochure at the top of our website.
Hay And Machinery Sheds
Central Steel Build has been constructing farm sheds and buildings since 1975. With over 50,000 builds under our belt, we’re the best and the most reliable option available.
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Hay Shed?
Every project is different, and we can give you an exact quote within 1 working day if you give us a call on 1300 955 608. The estimates below are a general guide:
Sheds and Garages Kit Cost $3,500 – $28,000
These range from a single car garage to a large fully lock-up workshop.
Sheds and Garages Permit Cost Approximately $900
Plus warranty insurance of $750 if the job is worth over $12,000. (Central Steel Build is a registered builder).
Sheds and Garages Footing Costs $400 – $1900
This includes concrete and digging.
Sheds and Garages construction costs $1,200 – $9,000
Includes scissor lift and crane hire if required.
Sheds and Garages Concrete Slab Cost Approximately $70 – $80m2
This is 100mm thick 25mpa reinforced with black plastic membrane. This has no allowance for site works and is dependent on client providing a laser levelled, crush rocked (50mm), and accessible site.
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Machinery Shed?
Where has Central Steel Build built before?
Below is a map of some of our recent builds.
Can you travel?
Depending on the scale of the job, it’s likely we will be able to travel. We’ve done work right across Australia, and are willing to travel if the work necessitates it.
What kind of sheds do you build exactly?
Absolutely all kinds. We do grain sheds, fodder sheds, hay sheds, machinery sheds. We do storehouses, we do bull riding rings, equestrian rings.
We also do all sizes, with our biggest job being the Hamilton Sale yards.
Can I see some of your work?
Absolutely. You can download a brochure of our farm buildings, which details all aspects of our rural structures. (We recommend this – the photos are excellent).
Alternatively, you can look through the gallery below:
Download the FarmaBuild brochure here to see more.