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Steel Kit Homes and Sustainability

By Weber Stacy Subscribe to RSS | June 11th 2012 | Views:

When it comes time to build your dream home, you want to know that the materials you select will be strong, resilient and will last you for many years to come. You want style, affordability and a house built to suit your needs and the ever-changing environment.

Sustainability is a very prominent consideration in the construction industry today. The needs of current generations must be considered without encumbering the capability of future generations to meet their own needs Kit Home.

Minimal environmental impact from our activities now can assist future generations, by way of:

>> Energy efficiency

>> Water quality and conservation

>> Degradation of land

>> Waste generation

>> Depletion of resources

>> Biological diversity conservation and

>> Human and ecological health

You may wonder what that has to do with building materials?

By using durable materials such as steel, we can conserve precious resources and the reduction in energy consumption, means that the manufacturing processes of other products with less durability are significantly reduced.

In addition, the fact that steel unlike wood, does not rot, warp, twist or split means that many steel products can simply be recycled, without the need for reprocessing. This again, puts considerably less stress on our energy and resources.

When it comes to construction materials, sustainability can be achieved with the implementation of certain materials like steel, as mentioned for the above reasons. Additionally steel is 100% recyclable with an immeasurable lifespan, making it hard for other less durable and sustainable building materials to compete with.

BlueScope steel, an Australian company of over 40 years, supply quality steel and can be used in building designs considered 'greener' due to the improvement of thermal comfort and better energy efficiency. This assists builders in meeting compulsory requirements when it comes to sustainability.

BlueScope steel manufactures Colorbond steel with Thermatech® solar reflectance technology. It helps to reduce the sun's heat making homes and workplaces more comfortable and assists with energy efficiency, thus reducing cooling expenses. This reason alone can be enough to choose steel as your preferred material to build your home.

A steel framed home will not retain additional heat after the sun has set, and cools down more rapidly than other building materials such as a brick home, making it more comfortable in the summer months and a preferable material to use in tropical areas. Being termite and fire resistant are more positive characteristics of Steel Kit Home.

Steel frames and steel flooring systems are a method to combat sloping areas of land, which are increasing due to the shortage of flat land availability. By using a steel frame you avoid having to cut and fill the area, saving expensive building costs.

This assists in the prevention of erosion and enables the natural contour of the land to be incorporated with the design of the house. Ventilation beneath the home means airflow can keep the heat at a minimum in warmer phases of the year.

An affordable, stylish home that reflects certain lifestyles is what people are searching for in their dream homes today. Strength and durability as well as affordability are equally as important. BlueScope steel offers products that come with a 50 year warranty on materials, and can deliver when it comes to consumer demands and satisfaction.

Weber Stacy - About Author:
Weber Stacy Australia Author. He has leading provider of first-class steel kit homes wide span homes offer a comprehensive range of Kit Home and Steel Kit Home building specialists.

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