Author Archives: Smart Steel Frames

Site Safety

The Smartsteel Health and Safety management system promotes health and safety management and awareness across the organisation from the proposal through to completion and handover to the client.

Our culture of continuous improvement and always keeping safe work practices at the forefront of employee’s minds provides a safe working environment.

Health and Safety is an individual and shared responsibility of all employees, sub-contractors and other persons involved with Smartsteel. It is policy to follow and adhere to safe work practices at all times, to ensure that no person is exposed to a health or safety risk and to develop an evolving safety culture within the company.

Smartsteel Comply with all relevant statutory duties, regulations and codes of practices that relate to the health, safety and well being of employees and sub-contractors.

Fire Resistance

Steel is a non-combustible material, its use significantly reduces the amount of flammable material in a home simplifying the design of elevated flooring, verandahs, carports architectural features in bushfire-prone areas. Steel framing is always fully earthed, reducing the potential for concealed ignition leading to building fires.

100% Termite Proof, no need for chemicals

Wall and roof framing made from steel is 100% termite and borer proof. Smartsteel frames don’t require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack eliminating the need for the repeated use of toxic chemical treatments to defend the perimeter of the house against termite attack. It also eliminate the need to use chemically treated timber in the construction of your home. The use of smartsteel frames help prevent potential harm to the environment and the people who may come in contact with the chemicals used for termite protection.


Computer aided design and manufacture permit the building of houses of almost any style and floor plan. Steel’s ability to cover long internal open spans enhances design-flexibility. Long spanning trusses also reduce the amount of support framing required, thereby reducing the cost. In some cases light steel framing eliminates the need for heavy structural sections. Factory assembly also reduces the amount of on-site labour, wastage, and site theft. These are all cost-savers.


Protective coatings of either TrueCore® 45% zinc/55 % aluminium alloy, or zinc, defend the steel against corrosion. (Note: TrueCore® is produced in Australia by BlueScope Steel. Zinc coated steel is commonly known as “galvanized iron”).

A natural phenomenon known as sacrificial protection prevents corrosion of any steel exposed at cut edges and penetrations. The protective coatings are tough, continuous, of uniform thickness, tightly adherent, and strongly resistant to corrosion. They are applied to both sides of the steel by the hot-dip process. In this process the steel strip is passed through a bath of molten metal, the amount of coating applied being closely controlled. The coating mass must meet the requirements of the relevant Australian Standard (AS 1397), or its equivalent. BlueScope Steel provides a 50 – year warranty for its TrueCore® used correctly in steel house frames. Steel framing is the only framing material for which any kind of structural durability warranty is offered.


It’s the smarts that are included as standard features that makes smartsteel the efficient steel framing system. These smart features make the smartsteel building system easy to assemble, cost effective and an attractive framing system for many building solutions. This is what sets our system apart from other framing systems.

Cost Savings

Lightweight steel allows you to build safely and competitively on demanding sites and difficult terrain. Pre fabricated frames are manufactured in a controlled environment reducing wastage and onsite labour cost. Manufactured with accuracy including pre punched service holes make onsite modifications and wall chasing a thing of the past.

Modern Design

Combined with innovative material, improved processes and design flexibility our frames provide the right solution for your building project. Because of its strength steel is capable of long spans offering large open spaces.

Termite free framing

The likelihood that termites will enter your home varies with several factors, the incidence of termite attack appears to be increasing.  Termites cannot eat steel. This important long term benefit coupled with the many other features of steel framing provide you piece of mind your building is always strong and safe.

Strong and Safe

Smartsteel building solutions are designed by a team of experienced detailers with extensive hands on experience constructing steel and timber framed homes and commercial buildings. Our innovative solutions are designed to provide new and clever approaches from the design thru to the onsite construction.