Yet whilst COLORSTEEL roofing is traditional, most Kiwis are only just starting to find out the many benefits of building with steel framing.
Steel framed houses are strong, quick to build, dimensionally stable, rain does not cause building delays, frames do not support toxic mould growth – a benefit for asthma and allergy sufferers. Frames are also 100% recyclable.
For industry and technical information visit the National Association of Steel Framed Homes (NASH) and view the draft standard for Residential and Low Rise Steel Framing, Part 1: design Criteria.
Submissions close February 2010.