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BENEFITS TO HOME OWNERS

› High strength results in safer structures, less maintenance and slower aging of structure.
› Not vulnerable to any type of fungi or organism.
› Less probability of foundation problems - less weight results in less movement.
› Not vulnerable to termites.
› Less probability of damage in high winds – stronger connections, riveted and screwed versus nailed.
› Fire Safety.

BENEFITS TO BUILDERS

› Lighter than other framing materials – no lifting equipment required on site.
One person can easily carry a 5-metre fabricated panel
› Easy material selection - no need to cull or sort.
› Straight walls and Square corners
› Call backs due to cracks are eliminated.
› Small punch list.
› Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% for lumber).
› Price stability - steel prices have been flat since 1980 and are not volatile.
› No drying out period in wet weather, resulting in no delays.

BENEFITS OF USING STEEL

› Highest strength-to-weight ratio.
› Non-combustible- does not burn and will not contribute fuel to the spread of a fire.
› Inorganic - will not rot, or warp.
› Dimensionally stable - does not expand or contract with moisture content.
› Consistent material quality - produced in strict accordance with national standards, no regional variations.
› Extra floor space - Due to reduced thickness of external walls compared with a double skin brick wall(some 6%).
› Extremely Accurate - Light Steel Frames dictates a high degree of accuracy of building dimensions. Being computer designed and rolled, the allowable tolerances are minute(as low as 5mm), thus ensuring a perfect home every time.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

› More steel recycled in North America each year than aluminum, plastic and glass combined - with the industry's overall recycling rate of 64%.
› Every ton of steel recycled saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore.
› Green Building - Through the basic oxygen furnace steel making process, steel framing uses a minimum of 25% recycled steel.
› Requires less than half the electricity to heat and cool to thermal comfort levels than brick houses
› No toxic chemicals are used to treat steel, unlike the treatment of timber
› Minimal wastage - Almost all cutting and sizing is done in-factory by automated machinery. The material wastage is zero. Any waste steel can be are recycled. The Light Steel Frame houses comes in already completed frames ready to be erected on site.