Building a new home can be an exciting time, but it's easy to get overwhelmed with the technical details.
There are big and expensive decisions to be made, and you want to be sure that your new home will be comfortable for your lifestyle.
One choice that homeowners grapple with the most is choosing between timber & steel framed construction or traditional brick and tile. The strength, durability, integrity and cost of your new home can be majorly influenced by this choice.
Thankfully, we have done the legwork and research for you. We have compiled a list of the pros and cons of each type of construction to help you make an informed decision about the best structural material for your new home.
Our guide to timber or steel frame construction vs brick and tile homes introduces you to:
The pros and cons of the various structural materials
Why steel is overtaking timber as the preferred building material
How your choice affects the pest-resistance of your new home
The impact of your material choices on home insurance premiums and other ongoing household costs
"The inherent strength of steel is undisputable... it offers complete insect protection and it is a fast form of construction."
- Mike Lowe, Innovation Manager, Stratco Australia
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