One of the biggest deciding factors when building a Kit Home is choosing between Steel Frames vs Timber Framed Homes. As the premier Kit Home supplier in Australia at Prestige Kit Homes we supply both Treated Timber and Steel Frames. This gives you great flexibility when choosing a design knowing you can choose between the two.
There are pro’s and con’ of both type of construction and factors to consider like if your building near the ocean or in a termite affected area.
Steel Frame Kit Homes
There is no doubt that Steel Frames have become increasingly popular over the last 15-20 years due to new technology. The development in the technology have made the frames lightweight yet still strong and rigid, suitable for most environments. Some keys factors to consider with using Steel Frames which are more expensive and add additional labour hours. You will need to take this into account when deciding between the two and choose what is right for you.
Steel Frame Homes are great when building in termite effected areas. It definitely gives you a peace of mind knowing that if you do end up having a termite problem, structurally you will be protected.
On the other hand, if you were to build close to the ocean, you run the risk of getting rust which can be detrimental on your brand new home. This is where we would suggest using Treated Timber Frames.
Treated Timber Frame Kit Homes
Having said that Steel Frames have developed over time, don’t under estimate the more traditional type of construction. Treated Timber Frames provide great value and a cheaper way to build your home. Timber frames are more popular among builders throughout Australia due to the quick and simple construction and the availability across Australia.
Timber Frames have the added flexibility with make small alterations an ease and with timber being relatively easily available makes it a quick process. Due to timber being a natural resource, there are ‘weak’ spots known. It would be quite risky if you looking to build in a termite affected area with timber frames. Although being treated, no one can gurantee that termites will not eat through your new home
With all our homes, we supply full length threaded rod that connects from the bottom of either your bearer or into the slab right through to the top of the ribbon plate. This is another reason Prestige Kit Homes are the premier Kit Home suppliers in Australia.
It’s your choice
Building your dream home with Prestige Kit Homes you have the option between the two. Steel Frames vs Timber Framed Homes is a major factor and you do need to stop and think about what is best for you. This is where we step in, you will be guide completely through the build, from the planning and designing stages to when your sitting back on your new deck enjoying a cold beer. Put your trust in Prestige Kit Homes and Contact us today!