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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can a house frame be erected by the customer?
  • Can I build on piers or a concrete slab?
  • Do I need to take chemical or physical termite protection if I use a steel frame?
  • I have heard that steel frames are made of thin steel. How do I know they will be strong enough?
  • If I cut, drill or scratch COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME® steel, will it cause the exposed steel at the cut edge or scratch to rust?
  • If I use a steel frame how much flexibility do I have with design?
  • Is a steel frame safe when exposed to a live electric wire? What about lightning?
  • Is steel framing expensive?
  • Steel expands or contracts as the temperature changes. Is this a problem?
  • What are the advantages of building with framing made from TRUECORE® steel?
  • What warranty can I get?
  • Where can I find datasheets or safety datasheets (SDS)?
  • Why should I build in steel?
  • Why won't a frame made from TRUECORE® steel rust?
  • Will the house framing system I choose be approved by councils and lending authorities?