The popularity of house framing made from TRUECORE steel is growing rapidly in Queensland prompting one local manufacturing company, Steel Framing Systems (SFS), to expand its capabilities and open a second manufacturing plant as a result of booming business.
SFS, based in South East Queensland, is one of many companies that uses only steel house framing in its projects, and has seen the business grow by at least 50% each year for the last three years.
Over that time, steel house framing has been increasingly embraced by builders, designers and homeowners alike, a trend boosted last year when BlueScope Steel launched TRUECORE steel, a dedicated steel framing material for the residential market.
House frames made from TRUECORE steel are strong, lightweight and arrive on site precision engineered to the exact specification required. TRUECORE steel is consequently quick and easy to install, with minimal site waste. Because of these characteristics it often allows builders to touch the earth lightly, and is a perfect framing material for difficult or sloping sites.
One recent SFS project that uses TRUECORE steel is Azzurra Island in Varsity Lakes, Queensland. The 22 house development on the Gold Coast features steel framing throughout as well as roofing made from COLORBOND steel, due to its lightweight properties and ease of use on site.
In addition to its ease of use, house frames made from TRUECORE steel allow flexibility to create wide spanning rooms and interesting house designs. Also, being durable and termite resistant, TRUECORE steel give homeowners’ peace of mind that the core of their homes will remain strong over the years to come.