The use of steel in the housing and residential building sector has grown in recent years primarily because of the growing appreciation of the performance benefits that arise from the offsite nature of the construction process. Offsite steel construction technologies improve the final quality of the building and reduces the cost and its speed of construction.
Steel like Timber frame is also a lightweight construction system which minimises loads on the foundations, and therefore saves on sub-structure costs.
A variety of steel building technologies may be used in this sector, including structural steel frames, Infill walling, floor decking, lightweight façade and roofing systems, and modular systems. A civil engineer will be able to advise you what is the most suitable method based on your project. There is a strong supply chain for delivery of these technologies into the residential building market.