Even though the use of steel for construction needs is not a new idea, especially for steel frames of skyscrapers and other large buildings, this has become more popular these days thanks to steel kit homes. Steel can, in effect, be used to create innovative designs for bathrooms, kitchens, facades, living rooms, and a lot more without spending large quantities of money.
There are no limitations in terms of design, time, and budget when you opt for steel kit homes. A Kit home, or steel framed home is on the one hand a good way to prevent future problems in terms of structure. The special characteristics of steel make houses more resistant to the harsh effects of weather such as damage by cyclones, storms, and other conditions like quakes. This material also avoids problems with termites and moisture, which are some of the most serious structural problems in houses. On the other hand, different to the traditional timber, steel is actually lighter and more durable when it comes to building houses in specific Australian locations such as Queensland, Tasmania, or NSW. Indeed, prefabricated steel frames usually reduce construction time by up to 50% as compared to building with timber.
In addition to these advantages of using steel frames, a kit home is the best choice in case you have to construct on difficult geographical zones. From this point of view, it will be easier for any owner builder to have their dream house founded in any lot they have without making any modifications to the initial design. It should be noted that most affordable lots do not necessarily refer to flat grounds. Instead, cheaper lots often refer to zones such as slopes, mountains, and uneven lots. Also, this material is easy and light to transport as compared to other materials such as timber, bricks, cement, and other heavy construction elements. Steel frames are generally easy to assemble and install given the fact that they are light enough to be handled by as little as two workers.
Different to other common constructions, any design built using a steel frame can be easily modified without need of demolition. Building on steel frames is also a very versatile way to make new home improvements like adding levels to the existing design. New extensions then, as such, will not affect the stability of the house structure even if walls or panels are removed. This can be a huge advantage to home owners willing to provide each family member the best facilities.
It is pointed out, also, how kit homes can provide lots of environmental advantages these days. One of the biggest reasons to choose steel frames is that they are not reliant on timber. Apart from timber panels, a steel kit home is a very good way to reduce the use of wood up to 80%. Further, steel is an element that can be recycled from old constructions and demolitions in order to be used in new constructions such as steel kit houses and large buildings.
In summary, the advantages of kit homes go beyond simply accomplishing a special construction within a time and budget limit. It has great benefits to the environment given the fact that the use of timber is reduced. Actually, steel frame houses can be designed specifically to help to achieve big savings on energy bills.