Steel framing is fast becoming one of the most popular and preferred systems for house building in Australia. Apart from the obvious savings in both time and money, steel is also a highly durable material. One of the main advantages of using this method of construction is that steel framed houses do not need deep excavations for footings. Instead, they are usually erected upon a single concrete slab.
Steel framing is light and can be cut into any length as required. The speed and ease with which it can be assembled into frameworks is also a big cost saving factor where it is used for house building purposes. Complex elevations and shapes are far more easily attained using steel and it lends itself perfectly to metal cladding. Insulation space is also an incidental by-product of this type of building system, as it is a usable internal mounting for the interior finish such as plasterboard.