Timber House Frames vs Steel

Comparison between timber and steel frames and Trusses

 

Timber wall frames and roof trusses:

  • Cheaper
  • Have soundproofing properties
  • Don't contract or expand with temperature fluctuations
  • Don't rust
  • Energy Efficient, don't transmit/absorb heat. Large cavities in timber frame roofing allow for extra insulation
  • Preferred for residential construction projects including Hebel construction
  • Susceptible to weathering
  • Easier to Install
  • Can be Recycled
  • Aesthetics - exposed timber beams can be used for decorative applications
    Low Carbon Footprint

 

Steel wall frames and roof trusses:

  • More Expensive
  • Transmit sound more easily
  • Can contract and expand with temperature fluctuations
  • Can rust where they're cut or drilled
  • Less energy-efficient, easily transmit heat
  • Preferred for large commercial projects
  • More durable and less susceptible to weathering
  • Require more skills to install
  • Non-combustible and resistant to borers and termites
  • Don't contain chemicals or pesticides
  • Can be recycled

 

Would you like to discuss the requirements for your frame and trusses construction project in Sydney or New South Wales?

Call ABC Frames and Trusses today on (02) 9623 3100