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The Benefits of Steel

Durability

The protective coatings of TrueCore® 45% zinc/55% aluminium alloy, defend the steel against corrosion. Sacrificial protection prevents corrosion of any steel exposed at cut edges and penetrations. The protective coatings are tough, continuous, of uniform thickness, tightly adherent, and strongly resistant to corrosion. They are applied to both sides of the steel by the hot-dip process. In this process, the steel is passed through a bath of molten metal, the amount of coating applied being closely controlled. The coating mass must meet the requirements of the relevant Australian Standard (AS 1397), or its equivalent. BlueScope Steel provides a 50-year warranty for its TrueCore® steel when used correctly in steel house frames.

Efficient

Steel Frame Computer Aided DesignThe use of computer aided designing allows for the building of houses of almost any style and floor plan. Our design software enables us to have trusses with ability of long internal open spans which enhances design-flexibility. Long spanning trusses also reduce the amount of support framing required. In some cases, light steel framing eliminates the need for heavy structural sections. Factory assembly also reduces the amount of on-site labour, wastage, and site theft. These are all cost-savers.

100% Termite Proof

All Safeway Steel Frames are made from steel, making them 100% termite and borer proof. Our frames do not require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack, this eliminates the need for the repeated use of toxic chemical treatments to defend the perimeter of the house against termite attack. Our frames also eliminate the need to use chemically treated timber in the construction of your home. The use of Safeway Steel frames help prevent potential harm to the environment and the people who may come in contact with the chemicals used for termite protection.

Fire Resistance

TrueCore® is a non-combustible material, using steel frames, significantly reduces the amount of flammable material in your home, this simplifies the design of elevated flooring, verandahs, carports and architectural features in bushfire-prone areas. Steel framing is always fully earthed, reducing the potential for concealed ignition leading to building fires. Using steel trusses significantly reduces the amount of flammable material in your roof space.

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