Steel Framed construction has been in existence for many
years, mainly used in the construction of large skyscrapers, like the
Empire State Building, and large industrial buildings.
This technology has been adapted for use in smaller scale
residential and commercial construction using
Light Gauge (Cold-Formed) Steel instead of the typical I-Beam construction
generally associated with steel building.
We use both Light Gauge (Cold-Formed)
Galvanized Steel (which does not rust) and "Red
Iron" Steel (which also does not rust).
Gauge (Cold-Formed) Steel has the flexibility and adaptability to afford the builder
an unlimited number of designs, from simple one story residential homes
to the most complicated, beautifully million dollar mansions. The
benefits of steel are enormous:
- Steel Framed Homes are made of Galvanized Steel, and do not rust,
do not rot, mold or deform when in water for prolonged periods of
time, as traditional homes would.
- Steel Framed Homes do not burn, since steel is non-combustible,
unlike traditional homes, which burn in minutes. This
leads to much lowers home insurance costs.
- Termites cant eat though Steel Framed Homes, unlike
traditional homes, which always have problems with termites, and have to be
treated for termite protection continuously, which can be
- Steel Framed Homes, due to their structural strength, have
greater survival expectancy in Earthquakes than do traditional homes
Steel Framed Homes do not warp, bend, bow, twist or buckle as
traditional homes do. This saves you money and repair
Ease of Design
- all designs are first computer generated, and then
manufactured to the exact specifications desired.
Accuracy of Building
- Steel Framed Homes are designed with CAD (Computer Assisted Design)
software, and are assembled to exact specifications. There is no
bending, sagging, or deformation in walls, floors, or roofs, as
would be with traditional homes.
No Wasted Materials
- Since Steel Framed Homes are designed on computers, there is no
wasted material, since the Steel is manufactured to the exact
computer specifications, unlike traditional homes, which always
generate lots of waste in the building process. This saves
money in terms of waste collection on the construction site. Steel
is considered a "Green
Building Material", and in fully
environmentally friendly. Any scrap material that is left over is
Speed of Construction
- It takes on average 4 days to erect a Light Gauge (Cold-Formed) Steel Framed
Home, a huge savings in terms of cost of labor as compared to
traditional construction, which can take weeks to erect.
- All the homes we build are 5 Star Energy Efficient Homes, built
according to U.S. Government
Energy Star Standards. This means they are verified to be at
least 30% more efficient than homes built to the 1993 national Model
Energy Code, or at least 15% more efficient than state energy codes,
whichever is more rigorous. This adds up to many dollars saved in
terms of energy use.
Steel Framed Homes look exactly the same as traditional homes, and can be designed to be as beautiful as you demand. The
use of Steel Frames removes the need for Load Bearing Walls, which
are needed in traditional homes, due to the inherent
strength of Steel. This permits interior design flexibility - large
open spaces, long roof spans, vaulted ceilings, cathedral ceilings,
and many other designs which would be costly and sometimes
impossible in traditional homes