Steel has one of the highest weights to strength ratios of all construction materials.
Steel has one of the highest weights to strength ratios of all construction materials. This strength advantage means better design flexibility, wider spans, larger open spaces and better material usage.
Steel’s strength offers you more cost effective design options, for example high stud walls in high wind zone to create a spacious atmosphere in your new home, greater joist spans to create more open spaces, etc. (Architects and designers can contact Jones Industries Frames for all span tables).
The Galvsteel™ or ZINCALUME® coated products supplied by NZ Steel Ltd has an extensive lifespan – it is corrosive resistant, it will not rot or absorb moisture or grow toxic mold, and will not be affected by insects like borer moth and termites.
Jones Industries Steel Frames’ are backed by a 50 year durability statement from NZ Steel Ltd.
Jones Industries Steel Frames have an equivalent or better durability than compared to H3.1 treated timber which ensures the longevity of your home.
Stable and Straight
Steel is a totally stable material that provides a consistent product not subject to the variations of nature. Your walls, roofs and ceilings are straight and true for the lifetime of your home.
Steel frames will not move after installation, twist, warp or ‘settle’ as is common with timber, especially treated timber. Jones Industries Frames offer a stable frame for your home and eliminates many common maintenance problems.