The popularity of steel house framing continues to grow across South Australia, with Hamra Homes being the new convert to BlueScope Steel’s blue coloured Truecore steel, which it will now use for the framing of all its buildings.
Because of its ease of use, its strength and its minimal wastage onsite, South Australian builders have been quick to adopt framing made from Truecore steel, as have homeowners themselves because of its durability, its termite resistance and the design flexibility it offers.
Hamra Homes’ new project, Winzor Retirement Estate located in Salisbury, features 47 homes, all with house frames made from Truecore steel and roofing made from Colorbond steel.
The one level homes are located within an exclusive estate community, with a fully functional community centre and landscaped grounds to provide privacy and independence.
The steel frames, assembled and installed by Steel Building Systems, were chosen for the development as they are durable, lightweight and arrive on site precision engineered to the exact specification required, making them easy to install with little wastage.
Hamra Homes has made the switch to using steel frames about six months ago and now all of its properties are 100% steel framed. Hamra Homes finds framing made from Truecore steel much quicker and easier to use, as it arrives on site ready made, therefore saving time and leaving minimal wastage at the end of construction.
Also, the frames are termite resistant, and so the owner can rest assured that their house will stand the test of time and will not buckle or warp down the line.
According to BlueScope Steel, makers of Truecore steel, many builders are now moving towards steel house framing, as they can see its numerous benefits. As well as being easy to use and long lasting, house frames made from Truecore steel give builders and designers great flexibility to create open planned spaces and unusual home designs, which are becoming increasingly popular in today’s market.
Also of great importance is the fact that steel building frames offer a future considerate solution. Steel is one of the recycled materials on earth and all steel made by BlueScope Steel includes recycled steel in its manufacture.