Q. Where can I get pricing on steel framing?
A. From frame suppliers. For the names of local fabricators, please refer to the Find Suppliers pages on this website, or contact NASH via phone or e-mail.
Q. Should steel framed homes cost more?
A. No. Steel frames are widely available from competing suppliers. Competitive pricing should generally be available for standard house designs from progressive builders who are utilising innovative steel building frame technology. Construction costs are similar for all homes that use durable framing materials.
Q. How does the price of steel framing compare with other frame materials?
A. The prices of frame materials vary over a wide range, with untreated plantation pine usually the cheapest and steel or pressure-treated timber somewhat dearer. If you choose the cheapest option, in termite areas you will need a termite management system at extra cost, and timber suppliers advocate treated timber in higher risk areas. If you choose to save some cost with an untreated timber frame at the outset, you cannot replace it with a more durable frame later.