Steel Framed Modular Buildings: The Ultimate Guide To Building Steel Framed Homes, Cabins & Other Modular Solutions

When it comes to building your dream home or your next accommodation masterpiece, there are countless decisions to be made. One important consideration is the type of frame to use. While traditional timber frames have long been the tradition. Steel frame homes are gaining popularity for their strength, durability, and environmental benefits. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore everything you need to know about steel frame homes.

What are Steel Frame Homes?

A steel frame home uses an engineered structure of cold rolled steel screwed together to form the structural wall frames and roof structure. Steel frame homes are a great alternative to traditional timber frames, they offer superior strength, termite resistance, and longevity. Steel frames provide the structure to your home, creating a sturdy and safe living space for a true peace of mind.

Benefits of Steel Frame Homes

Steel frame homes offer a wide range of benefits that make them an attractive choice for homeowners. Let’s explore some of the key advantages:

Strength & Durability

Steel-frame homes offer unparalleled structural integrity. Steel is exceptionally robust and capable of withstanding high winds, extreme weather conditions, and fires. Traditional timber frames can be prone to rotting and termite damage, and generally deteriorating over time, steel frames resist pests, mould, and fungi, ensuring long-term durability. Steel’s lightweight yet sturdy nature makes it a perfect building solution. Steel’s durability prevents structural failures, eliminating the need for excessive materials. Additionally, steel’s non-combustible nature inhibits the spread of fires, offering added safety.

Quick Construction

One of the significant advantages of steel frame homes is the speed and efficiency of construction. Rather than purchasing pre-engineered frames, we roll from our frames to precise specifications, ensuring a tailored fit for each project. This not only streamlines the construction process but also guarantees superior quality and accuracy. Steel frames, being lighter than timber, are easier to handle and transport, further expediting the building process. Moreover, our lean factory environment allows for efficient and reliable production, resulting in straighter and quicker homes. This efficiency translates to cost-effectiveness and shorter construction times, making steel-frame homes a preferred choice for timely and precise builds.

Good For The Environment

Another notable advantage of steel frame homes is their positive impact on the environment. Steel is highly recyclable, with approximately 60% of all steel in Australia made from recycled steel. This not only reduces the demand for raw materials but also minimises the environmental footprint of construction projects. Furthermore, steel frames are designed with precision to achieve maximum efficiency in material use. Our onsite steel frame roll former ensures minimal material wastage, as every part is specifically rolled to precise specifications. This meticulous design and manufacturing process contribute to significantly reducing waste and promoting sustainable construction practices. By choosing steel-frame homes, you’re not only investing in a durable and efficient building solution but also making a positive contribution to environmental sustainability.

Termite Proof

Termites are a common concern for homeowners, especially in Australia. However, with steel frame homes, you can rest easy knowing that your home is termite proof. Unlike timber frames, which are susceptible to termites, steel frames offer complete resistance to these pests. This eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming termite treatments, saving you money and ensuring the longevity of your home.

Low Maintenance

Compared to timber structures, steel frame homes require minimal maintenance. Steel does not move, shrink, or warp over time, reducing the need for repairs or replacements. Steel frames do not require termite-proofing treatments, further reducing maintenance costs. With a steel frame home, you can enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle, focusing on the things that matter most to you.


Despite the numerous advantages of steel-framed buildings, it’s important to acknowledge certain limitations, particularly when considering their installation in specific environments such as coastal regions. When situated close to the ocean, the risk of rust and corrosion associated with steel frames becomes a notable concern. The salt-laden air and moisture content in coastal areas can accelerate the deterioration of steel, potentially compromising the structural integrity of the building over time.

However, we do have solutions to maintain the structural integrity of our modular buildings, using pre-Galvanised steel, that has a manufacturer’s guarantee when installed close to the ocean. Asset Cabins and Homes build modular buildings in our manufacturing facility in Gympie, meaning we are not exposing the steel wall and roof frames to rust-promoting conditions while the frames are in their most vulnerable form.

Steel Frame Solutions by Asset Cabins and Homes

Discover the unmatched benefits of steel framing for your dream home with Asset Cabins and Homes. Our steel frame homes offer unparalleled advantages from strength and durability to energy efficiency. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create a secure, stylish, and enduring living space. Contact our Asset Cabins and Homes team today to start building your dream retreat.

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