WHY STEEL?

Steel framing is a stronger, safer, healthier choice.

Why Choose Steel?

  • Less scrap and waste (2% steel versus 20% in timber constructions).
  • Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.
  • 100% recyclable.
  • Non-combustible – does not burn and will not contribute fuel to spread of a fire.
  • Inorganic- will not rot, wrap, split, crack or creep.
  • Dimensionally stable – does not expand or contract with moisture content.
  • Consistent material quality – produced in strict accordance with national standards, no regional variations.
  • Fire safety.
  • Not vulnerable to any type of fungi or organism
  • Less probability of foundation problems – five times lighter than wood, which results in less movement.
  • No additional preservative chemicals are required.
  • Less probability of damage in an earthquake – lighter structure with stronger connections results in less seismic force.
  • Less probability of damage in high winds – stronger connections, riveted and screwed, versus nailed.
  • Straight walls and square corners.

A far superior alternative to wood!


Galvanised high tensile steel framing is lighter, stronger, safer and healthier as it does not rot, or produce mould and is not treated with chemicals.

Steel framing is recyclable, fire resistant and has excellent earthquake resistance.

Steel does not warp, shrink or rust.

A great choice to ensure a strong, straight home that is built to last.

Earthquake RESISTANCE

Earthquakes in Christchurch are a very real thing, however with steel framing you can secure and make your home safer. With steel framing being a lighter more secure structure, it will have a much lower chance of damage compared to conventional framing in the event of an earthquake.

Toxic Mould

Moulds in your home can cause health problems and structural damage. The most common mould that Will Kereru comes across is something called Black Mould, this grows on moisture laden materials. It does no grow on steel, nor does steel promote the growth of mould.
Mould can cause severe lung problems in infants and the elderly.
Steel does not contain moisture, like conventional building materials.

Fire Resistance

Steel Framing is non-combustible and will not fuel a fire.
Steel will not ignite and it withstands higher temperatures.