Scott Beatson

What bracing method is used in steel frame homes?

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.

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Scott Beatson

Why do steel frame homes need a thermal break?

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

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Scott Beatson

How do you fix weather or linea board to steel frame home?

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

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