Sustainability, durability, fire resistance, structural performance and time-effectiveness are some of the most compelling reasons for using light gauge steel in your building project.
As a dependable, non combustible material, steel-framed structures provide a wise investment for builders and homeowners alike; lets see what are the benefits:
Steel is the most recycled material on the planet. In a steel framed structure, at the end of its lifecycle, 100% of the steel can be recycled. About 25% of all the steel in circulation contains recycled material.
A steel structure is much lighter than a similar structure in wood or concrete.
The weight saving translates into reduced transportation costs and a reduced load on foundations which minimizes the amount of concrete used.
Steel does not rot or grow mold because it does not absorb any moisture; it also does not generate off-gassing throughout its lifecycle. Steel also does not require toxic chemicals to prevent depletion. Steel uses zinc which is also an essential nutrient for human health.
About 90% of the construction process is front loaded even before materials reach a building site, in addition, our structures are installed in a fraction of the time. The structure of a typical home will be erected within a week.
Human error is about entirely mitigated by the prefabrication process. Structures are pre- installed within a dimensional tolerance of only 0.5mm (1/64 inch), and will not twist, warp, split, bow, or shrink as wood commonly does. The prefabricated elements are perfectly straight, square and plumb.
Steel is typically 3 times stronger than Lumber of identical weight. Steel is also stronger and more ductile, which makes it a more resilient material. This translates in a huge advantage in locations prone to extreme conditions such earthquakes and hurricanes.
Steel is inorganic and does not provide a habitable environment for termites.
Steel structures also create a stronger barrier to prevent pests and rodents from entering the building. Less termites, pests and rodents, means less requirements for poisonous chemical treatments and periodical fumigations.
Steel is a noncombustible material and will not facilitate the spread of fire.
The reduction of fire risk for occupants, neighbors and firefighters translates in lowered insurance premiums for both builders and owners. homeowners.
The process of fabrication of red iron structures or the state of the art and accurate CNC equipment used for light gauge structures, reduces the waste to the minimum. Waste is as low as 2% in the manufacturing facility and 0% on site.
The process is significantly less than traditional wood construction, where the waste averages around 20% .