Why we use Steel
WHY WE'VE BEEN BUILDING WITH STEEL FRAMES SINCE 1985
Once you discover all the advantages of a BlueScope Steel frame, you’ll see that there really is no choice if you want the best frame that money can buy. From straighter walls, to a frame that has a higher resistance to termites, fire and anything else nature can throw at it. It’s the same reason we don’t build bridges or ships with timber anymore. So get all of the style, and all of the substance, with a JG King Home.
In 1985 a decision for the future was made. JG King Homes set the industry benchmark by exclusively building steel framed homes.
This is why...
STEP UP TO STEEL
STRONGER, STRAIGHTER AND LONGER-LASTING
Steel framed homes have many advantages. They are lighter, more
durable and cost effective to assemble than timber.
A steel fame is less likely to flex and warp, which means straighter lines resulting in a straighter finish on your roof lines, ceilings and walls too.
STEEL FRAMES HAVE A HIGH RESISTANCE TO FIRE
Steel is non-combustible. This means that a steel frame will maintain strength to a much higher temperature than timber.
Combined with a Colorbond roof, which is standard in all JG King Homes, the threat of your home burning down or igniting is greatly reduced.
While a steel frame isn’t a guarantee that your home will be completely
safe during a fire, it may be the difference between repairing your home
and having to rebuild it completely.
TERMITES CAN’T EAT STEEL
Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they secretly hide and thrive in your home. Many Victorian homes built using a timber frame suffer termite damage that isn’t covered by insurance.
With repair bills potentially reaching into the tens of thousands, how can
you afford not to build a JG King steel frame home?
Our steel frames are made from 100% recyclable BlueScope Steel and not only meet but exceed best practice environmental practices.
Steel frames are also free of harmful and toxic chemical treatments, which are sometimes used to treat timber frames.
Steel possesses the highest strength to weight ratio of any current residential building material.
This strength reduces foundation issues as well as damage that can occur through storms, lightning and high winds, leaving you with a stronger and longer lasting quality home.
100% AUSTRALIAN MADE AND OWNED
All of our steel frames are manufactured at our own factory, Steel Frame Solutions, in Ballarat, Victoria.
The materials are produced by TrueCore Steel, a wholly Australian BlueScope Steel product.
50 YEAR STRUCTURAL GUARANTEE
Building a steel frame home is an investment in the future.
At JG King, we not only provide our customers with a quality product but also an investment backed with a 50 year peace of mind* guarantee for a promising, safe and secure future. *conditions apply