So…How does Steel Framing compare with Timber? Here are Pros and Cons of using both materials to help you decide which framing is right for you and your team and the homeowner. STEEL FRAMING Pros Strong, Straight, and true Does not twist, warp, shrink, or buckle Precision guaranteed and Durable Does not retain moisture
Where bracing is required, we specify a K brace in the wall framing, which is fixed in the factory. This makes it simple for your team as there is no additional bracing required like Gib Braceline and saves your team having to work out where bracing is required from the plans.
Steel frames have a higher thermal conductivity than timber, so a thermal break material (xps insulation board) needs to be applied to the exterior of the steel framing to prevent heat loss. So a thermal break prevents the transmission of temperature through the steel frames and keeps the dew point outside the framing. It also
The cladding installation requirements for a steel frame is similar to the installation to timber frame, except for the type of fixings to be used and the inclusion of a thermal break. The simplest way for installation is to temporary fix the thermal break board with a small screw or adhesive, then rigid air barrier