Why Factory Assembled Framing Systems are the Right Choice

Undertaking a steel frame construction project is no easy task.  Even with an experienced project manager leading the way, if your steel source isn’t organised and efficient, it can make a big impact on the success of your project.  Fortunately, the team at Safeway Steel Frames has been in the business of producing high-quality factory assembled framing systems that make it easy for any construction team to complete their project.  Here’s why factory assembled framing systems are the right choice for your next building.

Easy Transport

Once our quality steel framing systems are meticulously assembled in our factory, they’re easily transported right to your construction site.  When framing systems are pieced together from multiple sources, shipments are not always on time, meaning crucial pieces for your project might not be there when you need them, causing significant delays.  By choosing a factory assembled steel framing system from Safeway Steel Frames, you’re taking the stress out of your project knowing that your entire system will arrive together and on time.

Documented Production Processes

We’ve perfected the factory assembly process over years of testing out different fabrication techniques.  We use efficient production processes that we’ve fully documented, making our assembly process virtually seamless.  That means faster assembly time and reduced costs, making your project that much more successful.

Quality Control

All of our factory assembled framing systems go through a rigorous quality control process.  We have multiple fabricators inspect each individual piece of your entire frame to make sure there are no issues.  If there are any issues in the fabrication or assembly process, our team is ready to fix the error and get your frame delivered on time.  When you choose Safeway Steel Frames, you know your factory assembled framing system is going to arrive ready for assembly.

Easy Instructions

We like to help out even the most experienced construction crew with clear, easy to understand instructions on how to assemble the system.  That includes extremely detailed frame layouts and drawings. Our goal is to make sure your project runs smoothly, which is why we take the time to include these plans with every system.

Organised Labelling

To make it even easier, we clearly label every piece of your framing system to match what is in the layout we provide.  There won’t be any guessing, confusion, or mismatched pieces with our thorough labelling system. With no guessing and zero chance for mislabelled pieces, your framing system can be assembled quickly and efficiently.

Save Time and Money

When we assemble your framing system, we think about more than just the steel frames in front of us.  The processes we use are done with you in mind. From ease of transportation to thorough labelling, our goal is to save you time and money on your high-quality steel framing project.  We work to reduce the chance of errors, which can cause serious delays in your construction. Delays and errors cost a lot of time and additional labour costs.

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As you can see, a lot of careful thought and planning goes into our factory assembled steel framing systems.  The team at Safeway Steel Frames is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience from start to finish. We want to help make your project go successfully, which is why we assemble our framing systems in a way that maximises cost and efficiency. For more information on why a factory assembled framing system is right for you or to get a no-obligation quote, call us or fill out the online enquiry form today.

Why We Use Truecore Steel Coating

If you’re beginning a new steel-frame project, you understand how important it is to choose high-quality steel for your project. Whether you’re concerned about the weight of your building or severe weather, there’s no better steel out there than Truecore steel. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and have provided steel framing systems for numerous projects - there’s no other steel we would trust more than Truecore. Here are some of the top reasons we use Truecore steel.

Costs and Construction

Time If you’re concerned about costs of upkeep and maintenance for your home or commercial building, choosing Truecore is the best way to control those costs. There is very little upkeep required with Truecore - the steel is rolled and coated in a way that makes it incredibly resistant to things like heat, infestations, and weather.

You’ll also save money on your construction costs. Since the steel is coated in a high-quality zinc and aluminium alloy, there is little to no preparation work required prior to starting the build. As soon as the steel is delivered, construction can begin. That saves you a lot of time and money in unnecessary construction costs.

The quality and strength of the steel means less steel is needed overall for your project. That means you won’t have to buy as much steel and can cut back on your construction costs. You’re going to get incredible support and safety with Truecore steel, all while saving money.

Warranty

Truecore steel comes with an incredible 50-year warranty. This high-quality steel meets Australian safety and design standards, meaning it’s the best steel on the market. On the off chance that something does go wrong with your Truecore steel, you’re covered under the impressive 50-year warranty.

Safety

The number one reason to choose Truecore steel is because of its safety. The blue coating on the steel is for more than just looks. The zinc and aluminium alloy coating that we mentioned earlier is what gives the steel its famous blue colour. That coating protects the steel against corrosion. Steel that doesn’t have protective coatings are very susceptible to corrosion over time, which can severely impact the integrity of the steel.

The steel is hot-dipped into the coating, which helps bind it to the steel on all sides. The way that the steel is hot-dipped in the coating allows the thickness to be controlled, meaning you’re getting consistent thickness throughout your steel.

Truecore steel is naturally resistant to pests, specifically termites. Termites can cause a lot of damage to homes and buildings that are made of wood frames - with steel frames, you don’t have to worry about termites eating away at your frame. The protective coating on the steel means you don’t have to waste time and money on additional protective coatings.

If you’re worried about fires breaking out in your home or office, Truecore steel is just what you need. Steel is resistant to fire, and the Truecore steel coating adds another layer of fire-resistance to your framing system. By choosing steel, you’re dramatically reducing the amount of flammable material in your building. Homes and commercial buildings with wood frames are at a much higher risk for fires.

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As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to choose Truecore steel over any other building material. Whether you’re looking to reduce construction costs or improve safety, this steel is the right choice for you. There is no better coating than the blue coating on Truecore steel. For more information on Truecore steel or to schedule a consultation with our team, contact Safeway Steel Frames today.

How Steel Frames Stand Up to Winter

When you’re beginning a new construction project, you may not think about how cold weather can impact the building. While it rarely gets cold enough for the temperature to have a major impact on a building, it’s important to keep Melbourne’s varying weather conditions in mind when choosing a material. There’s no better material that stands up to winter than steel. Here’s how a steel framing system can withstand even the harshest winters and why you should consider steel for your next project.

Durability

Steel is the most durable building material out there and can easily withstand both hot and cold temperatures. Extreme temperatures won’t cause our steel to warp, bend, or weaken like low-quality steel or other building materials. One of the biggest safety concerns for building is when materials can’t handle extreme heat or cold. We can’t control the weather, but we can control what materials we use when constructing buildings.

We use TrueCore steel in ALL of our builds, meaning it’s protected from corrosion. The winter months are often harsher on buildings than the rest of the year, so you’ll want to make sure your building is protected. Without this state of the art coating, steel is more susceptible to colder temperatures and harsher weather.

Resistant to Fire

As the temperatures continue to drop, it’s natural to warm your buildings with internal heating systems. The more you use your heating systems, the higher the chance that a fire could happen. Safety is a big concern in large commercial construction projects, and choosing steel is a great way to minimise risk. Steel is naturally fire resistant and greatly reduces the amount of flammable material in your home or commercial building.

TrueCore is also non-combustible, which is a major asset if a fire does ever happen. The frame of your building will help maintain the fire, not spread it. You’ll rest easy knowing that if something does happen this winter from using your heating systems, your steel frame building helps reduce everyone’s risk.

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Using Steel in Homes

If you’re interested in building a new home, steel is a fantastic material to use for your frame. Safety, dependability, and cost are all top reasons to choose steel as your frame material. You want to keep your family safe, and choosing steel is choosing safety. With steel being resistant to both fire and mould, you’re making sure your family isn’t at risk this winter.

One of the biggest issues in colder temperatures is water damage. Other framing materials such as wood absorb water, which cannot only rot the wood, but can freeze in cold enough temperatures. That freezing can cause the wood to expand and crack, which compromises your home’s structural safety. By choosing steel, you no longer have to worry about your home’s structural integrity being compromised.

You can also save on maintenance costs for your home over time. With materials that are susceptible to pests and weather, you have to schedule regular maintenance and upkeep services to make sure your home is still safe. With steel, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You don’t need to schedule termite inspections and you don’t have to regularly check if your framing system has been compromised by water or harsh weather.

Choose Safeway

No matter what your project, the steel experts at Safeway Steel Frames can help you every step of the way. Whether it’s a residential build or a large commercial site, there’s no project too big or too small for the Safeway team. Fill out our contact form for a no-obligation quote today.

4 Reasons Why Steel Roof Trusses Are a Worthy Investment

In today’s modern building markets, there are always companies that are looking to test new materials and truly innovate - one such way is replacing traditional wood roof trusses with steel trusses. Not only are you getting a longer lasting build with a steel truss, you’re getting a stronger roof. While timber was once the dominant material, steel has made a major entrance into the roofing process. It’s a fantastic option for large commercial buildings for added support.

Here are our four top reasons why steel roof trusses are a worthy investment.

Strength

Strength is one of the top reasons that a steel roof truss is a worthy investment - if you’re investing a lot of time, energy, and money into the project, you want to make sure it’s going to get the job done. Reinforced steel trusses are tested to withstand the harshest conditions, so you know you can rely on your investment. Steel also is bend and warp resistant and will stay straight through even the worst conditions. When you choose steel for your roofing project you’re really going to get peace of mind knowing that steel is strong and resilient.

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Quality

Steel is an easy material to work with, and steel trusses are relatively simple to construct, meaning the quality of the material is going to be higher. In fact, the fabrication process of steel trusses can actually cut down on your overall costs. Our steel is also durable and is resistant to corrosion, meaning your steel trusses are going to last a long time due to high-quality fabrication processes. Long-lasting steel trusses are a great investment no matter the project.

Safety

When undergoing a large construction project, safety should be a top concern when the building or home is finished. By choosing steel, you’re choosing safety. Steel is naturally fire resistant, meaning your home or business is going to be safe. Steel trusses significantly reduce the amount of flammable materials in your roof and can provide structural safety during a fire.

Easy to Assemble

We love steel roof trusses for their simplicity and longevity. You’re not going to have any issues assembling your steel roof with trusses that come either factory assembled or in a flat pack form. The high-quality steel and solid construction makes setup and assembly a breeze. We even provide thorough instructions to ensure everything is assembled correctly. The ease of assembly is going to make your project move quickly and can actually save you money on labour costs, making steel a solid investment for your next roofing project.

We Can Help

Safeway Constructions has been providing high-quality steel trusses for a long time now and we’d love to help you with your next project. Whether it’s cold-formed steel, steel trusses, or complete framing systems, we have just what you need for your next build. At Safeway Constructions, we know how

important it is to choose a material that’s going to exceed expectations as well as give you a return on your investment - when you choose steel, you’re getting exactly that.

We are known for our selection of the best steel materials in the area and have just what you need for your project. Our steel framing systems are perfect for a wide range of building needs. For more information on what we can do for you, contact us today to discuss your project with one of our building experts. We can provide you a free, no obligation quote to get started - we would love to partner with you to help make your building dreams become a reality.