Yes, you can. But it is preferred to have consistent material so you do not miss out on the benefits of light gauge steel throughout the whole build. Please see our home page to know why light gauge steel is the way forward.
The frames manufactured by Easy Frames are roll-formed steel to strict tolerances, which fully complies with all relevant Australian Standards. Light gauge steel framing is a precision-engineered product manufactured to accurate dimensions, and this helps to ensure walls are straight and true. Steel frames don’t shrink, twist or warp over time which may help reduce builder call-backs and ongoing maintenance issues. Feel free to contact us for a site or factory visit.
No – this is one of the most ‘popular’ myths of light gauge steel framing. Light gauge steel frames are no noisier than other stud frames, and there is some evidence suggesting the contrary. Studies conducted by CSIRO found that “most occupants of homes with steel frames either reported no sound emitted from the frame or said, it was not a problem”. Some volunteers said that their new steel-framed home emitted less noise than their previous timber-framed home.
Yes, we certainly can. Easy Frames designers and engineers will convert your existing timber frame plan to a light gauge steel plan.
Any trade can work with steel framing. Bricklayers can install the brick ties by simply clipping them into the stud, and plasterers appreciate the straight lines of a frame made from our steel. Pre-punched electrical and plumbing service holes help make installation easier for plumbers and electricians. Most frames are installed by qualified framers who can work with steel and timber. Trades are increasingly becoming experienced with working with steel as more builders adopt steel framing in their product offer.
Steel frame manufacturers and fabricators can produce almost one or two storey home designs in Australia today. Seldom three and four-storey homes are built using steel frames. The steel frames made by Easy Frames AU are made from steel with a high strength-to-weight ratio and are ideal for modern home designs. Long spans, open plan living spaces, architectural roof lines are all possible designs that our steel can incorporate. In addition, our steel is suitable for both flat and sloping blocks.
Light gauge steel frames have been used in housing since the early 1950s and, in recent years, gained much popularity. There are well-known and reputable builders in Australia who recognise the benefits of steel and building steel-framed houses.
Steel is inherently strong. Most modern systems use high tensile steel components and appropriate jointing methods. All steel frames are engineered to meet the relevant structural requirements of the National Construction Code.
Steel frames are engineered with precision and are dimensionally accurate. They are prefabricated and ready for installation without frame straightening when they arrive on site. Builders and tradies have appreciated the lightweight nature of steel, helping improve on-site efficiency and reduce on-site waste.
Light gauge steel frames are a high-quality product. The following are light gauge steel frame properties: the frame is lightweight and robust: it will not burn; it is termite, borer, and fungus-proof; and it will not shrink or warp. It is environmentally responsible, low on life cycle energy usage, recyclable and saves timber resources.
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