Constructing a better world, with steel
Moving away from unsustainable development
Since the nineteenth century, our world has been learning. Reaching one scientific discovery, we declare we’ve discovered all that is to be found. And, then later we realise there’s more. A lot more.
Teaching in traditional construction has always centred on methods of brick, block and timber frame. However, these methods are becoming increasingly unsustainable, proving inefficient, uneconomical and detrimental to the environment.
An alternative is already needed. An alternative that meets the demands of infrastructure, cost-efficiency, expediency – and perhaps most importantly, environmental sustainability. Because without a heavily-weighted consideration on our environment, in the construction industry, we risk being held widely responsible for climate change, ozone depletion, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, desertification and in general environmental degradation.
This responsibility is huge – and something that has a ripple effect through world economies and societies. Simply, we need to change.
Steel modular frame systems
Fortunately, emerging technologies and better connectivity are allowing us to adapt.
And at Steel Frame Homes, we are embracing this sustainable change in construction through steel modular frame systems, in the place of traditional materials like timber.
Did you know that nearly 90% of the steel in production today has been or will be recycled? This makes steel the most recycled material on the planet. In fact, the average new steel-frame home is constructed using the equivalent of 4 recycled cars. When you combine this with other inexhaustible recycled materials, each development can be constructed with anywhere between 35% and 90% recycled materials