Important Considerations Before Substituting for Steel

Timber supply challenges over the last two years have given many builders and fabricators cause to take another look at steel framing as a standalone solution or in tandem with timber to produce hybrid structures. Both materials can be designed to be structurally adequate and comply with the NCC, but that doesn’t mean it’s a straight swap.

We’ve recently been working with Dr Tim Law, a building surveying lecturer at Victoria University and an expert in condensation and mould in buildings, who has some great advice for fabricators considering the addition of steel framing to their offering or looking to substitute timber for steel in a specific design.

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