Contrary to popular belief, steel is an environmentally friendly construction material, with multiple benefits. If you want to do your part for the environment, consider building a steel framed home.
Steel framing is recyclable
Steel is a fully recyclable material, unlike some other building materials. When a steel frame structure is demolished at the end of its lifespan, the steel frame can be extracted and then reused. Steel frames can be melted down to create other steel products or more steel framing.
Steel framing reduces site impact
Due to the lightweight nature of steel framing, as well as its design versatility and flexibility, a steel frame can be erected with minimum impact to the site. Steel framed suspended flooring systems reduce the amount of earth that needs to be excavated on site. This is especially beneficial if the site you are building on is particularly difficult, sloping or uneven.
Steel framing doesn’t require pest treatment
As steel is 100% termite proof, there is no need to treat the frame with toxic chemicals to ward off pests. The chemicals used to treat most other building frames are noxious and can pose both environmental and health risks if they contaminate surrounding groundwater, earth or drains.
Due to the fact steel does not degrade as quickly as timber and other frames, a steel frame will last much longer, without the need for replacement or repairs. Steel framing is resistant to dry-rot and internal warping, cracking, swelling, and shrinking. For this reason, steel frames are extremely sustainable and durable.
Steel framing is fire-resistant
Unlike timber framing, steel is fire resistant. Steel framing is non-combustible and will not add fuel to a fire. Because of their high melting point, steel framing is a great choice for homes built in woodland or other fire prone areas.
Steel framing is a fantastic alternative to timber, and is both economical and environmentally friendly. Dynamic Steel Frame are experts in steel framing and will cater to your specific construction needs.