5 Ways Steel Framed Homes Can Benefit the Environment

By February 13, 2019Steel Framing

One of the many benefits of steel framing is that it allows you to do your part for the environment. While the average 2000 square foot timber-framed home requires around 40-50 trees to build (the equivalent of an entire acre of forest), a steel-framed home only requires the equivalent of six scrapped cars.

  1. Low Waste

When constructing with steel, raw products are used as efficiently as possible resulting in little to no waste. Since the steel frames are so light, there is a low impact on the construction site meaning it can be erected easily. Steel frames are precisely made to measure so there is no modification on the steel frames required on site.

  1. Reusable and Recyclable

Unlike many other building materials steel is fully recyclable. At the end of a building lifetime, the steel frame can be extracted from the structure when it’s demolished and used to create other steel products.

  1. Durable and Long-lasting

Once you have chosen to use steel framing for your building, you can be confident that it will stand the test of time. Steel does not degrade like timber and other materials and therefore are durable without the need for repairs or replacements.

  1. Low pollutant

The chemicals used to treat building frames made from materials other than steel pose both environmental and health risks to the surrounding areas. Steel is also 100% termite proof so doesn’t require any anti-pest treatment when used. 

  1. Energy Saving

The qualities of steel greatly reduce the amount of heating and cooling required in your building which reduces your long-term energy consumption which is a great benefit to the environment and also to your wallet.

Sustainable and recyclable, steel is the environmentally friendly construction choice when building a new structure. Find out more reasons why steel framing is the perfect choice for you here.

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