Steel sheds are the norm in NZ
Steel buildings are becoming the norm now days from garages, sheds, barns, commercial buildings and workshops.Galvanized coil is roll formed into accurate lightweight framing materials or pre painted for cladding sheets.
Timber is being replaced with steel due to its low weight and production costs.though will always have its place in the building industry.
|Easy to keep clean||Spiders like gaps and crevices to lay eggs|
|Accurate to 1-3mm – looks very sharp||Accurate to 5-15mm – looks alright|
|Pre cut with holes punched – fast build time||Measuring and cutting on site – slow build|
|Light – one man can lift most parts by himself||Heavy – most parts need 2 men to lift + place|
|Indefinitely straight steel from day one||Wood – still drying shrinks expands and swells|
|Reflective galvanised metal – better light inside||Darker – tanalised wood absorbs the light|
|Spans greater distances||Limited clear span capabilities|
|Recyclable & Relocatable||Use once|
|Doesn’t rot||Ants, borer, spiders, mason bees|
|Steel is many time stronger than wood||Wood breaks suddenly|
|Frames can be pre punched for wiring||Frames need to be drilled for wiring|
|Steel has better track record in earthquakes||Wood fails catastrophically|
We obviously believe that steel frame buildings are superior to timber and the labour cost to construct steel buildings is considerably less contributing to better overall prices.