In today’s world, it is essential that we give consideration to building materials that are not only durable, but also sustainable. Attention must be given to not only our current generation but also those that will follow in our footsteps. Our choice of building materials now, will impact future generations.
Steel is the perfect choice as it ticks all the boxes essential for sustainability. Steel is durable. Its long life conserves valuable resources and reduces energy consumption. Steel is 100% recyclable and won’t rot, split, warp, twist or burn and is termite and borer resistant.
The Strength of Steel
Its high strength to weight ratio means that long column free spans are possible - meaning minimal material is used. When compared with other inferior building products it’s easy to see why steel is the favoured choice when it comes to strength, longevity and sustainability.
Steel and Versatility
Transport costs are also notably reduced as more material can be transported at any one time, meaning fewer deliveries made to building sites. Many steel products are highly adaptable being designed in such a way that they can be disassembled and reused in their current form. There is no need to purchase new products and recycling is not required, meaning more savings.
BlueScope Steel is a highly esteemed Australian Company that has manufactured quality steel products for more than 40 years. The Green Star™ ratings of BlueScope Steel can help improve efficiency and performance of building designs to meet sustainability requirements.
Colour Selection and Thermtech®
The colour selection is vast, with 20 colours to choose from and incorporates the Thermtech® technology. Thermatech® helps reduce a buildings energy load by reflecting the sun’s heat which in turn helps to keep your home cooler in summer, thus reducing energy costs associated with cooling.
Steel Flooring Systems
Flat land availability in Australia is not as readily obtainable as in days gone by and this is where steel offers greater flexibility to homeowners. A steel flooring system is ideal for use on sloping sites, as it eliminates the need to cut and fill the area. Now there is an affordable solution to the sloping land dilemma.
But the benefits of steel don’t stop there. BlueScope Steel as mentioned earlier has a wide choice of colours and is ideal for a range of designs making it an extremely attractive and versatile material to construct your home from.
Its aesthetics will last many years and with an extended warranty of building materials, it offers peace of mind for many families.
When consumers look for their dream homes, they look for a number of features. Style, suitability, affordability and durability are all number one priorities when investing in the family home. Steel is the only material that can deliver on all of these factors, making it the number one material of choice to build your dream home.
There are many distinct advantages to investing in a steel frame kit home, including a greater resistance to fire as well as termites, a solid structure that won’t warp or bend as a result of extreme weather; they are much friendlier to the environment, and most importantly, they offer the best value for your money.