South Australian builders Serenity Homes and Cavalier Homes Adelaide have scooped a series of important industry awards with the help of steel house frames, which have given the builders new design options and long-term durability.
Serenity Homes’ display home Soudai picked up three Delfin grand master awards for best patio display home South Australia, premier display home South Australia and national premier display home. Also it scooped two housing industry Australia south Australia awards for display home over $300,000 and 2006 major display home winner.
Soudai was constructed using a house frame made from TRUECORE steel due to its durability, protection against termites and, importantly, its great spanning capabilities. With a high strength-to-weight ratio, steel house frames allow builders and designers great design flexibility, especially when creating the large, open plan living spaces popular amongst homeowners today.
Serenity Homes use steel on all of its homes and have been doing so for six years. They chose it because they can achieve some really interesting and impressive designs with it. Also, it’s long lasting and resistant to pests such as termites. This means homeowners get peace of mind that the core of their homes will be structurally sound for years to come. And for Soudai, in addition to the frame they used a roof made from COLORBOND steel for to give the home a complete look.
Fellow builder Cavalier Homes Adelaide’s display Sorrento 24 won the Delfin grand master award for best traditional display home up to $249,999 and was again constructed using a house frame made from TRUECORE steel.
According to Cavalier Homes Adelaide, they switched to using steel house framing almost seven years ago and have never looked back. They choose to use steel on all of thier homes as it remains straight and true, is quick and easy to install and is the new product on the market, which means that a lot of customers are now requesting it. Using quality building materials are what make their homes of award winning standard and the new achievement is a great example of that.
BlueScope Steel, makers of TRUECORE steel congratulated both builders on their amazing success and felt that it is great to see local talent taking home awards and to see the popularity of steel continuing to grow across the region.