Products

Frames & Trusses

Steel frames and roof trusses offer durability, resistance to fire and pests, customisation, and cost-effectiveness for construction projects.
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Floor Joists

Steel floor joists are strong, lightweight, and cost-effective alternatives to wooden ones, offering benefits such as longer lifespan and design flexibility.

Structural Steel

TopSteel Solutions offers end-to-end structural steel fabrication services with quality materials, skilled engineers, and adherence to industry standards.

Façade Frames

Light Gauge Steel (LGS) Façade frames are lightweight, cost-effective, and customisable alternatives to heavy steel frames.

What's Good About Steel Frames

Versatile

Versatile steel offers customised shapes for structures, favoured by architects for diverse buildings

Sustainable

Steel frames are eco-friendly, pre-fabricated using advanced computer modeling, and recycled, maintaining strength

Safe

Weather-resistant, durable, and suitable for both high and low structures, withstanding impacts and explosions

Cost-Effective

Steel frames are efficient, cost-effective, and low-maintenance alternatives to timber and concrete frames

Termite-Proof

Termite-proof steel frames save Australian homeowners money on inspections and provide peace of mind

Fire-Resistant

Steel frames safer than timber in fire-prone Australian environment, non-combustible and less damage

Better Strength

Denser than concrete and timber, allowing for lighter-feeling structures with efficient support using less material

Longer Life

Steel frames are cost-efficient, low maintenance, and have shorter construction times while has longer lifespan

FAQs

No, the CSIRO conducted a study in which they surveyed a number of occupants of steel framed dwellings. They found that most occupants either reported no sound from the frame, or it constituted no problem. In a properly constructed and insulated home, thermally induced movement and noise is equally as likely as with other materials. Steel framing expands and contracts at rates not too dissimilar from other materials, which means it’s unlikely that there will be noise or cornice cracking problems.

Steel frames are made of steel protected against corrosion by a hot-dipped metallic coating of either a zinc-aluminium alloy, or almost pure zinc (galvanised). These coatings conform to the appropriate Australian standards or their equivalent. In external applications such as roofing these products are exposed to the elements and have excellent durability, so in less exposed applications such as inside the building envelope they weather more slowly. Where there are drill holes and cut edges the galvanic action, or sacrificial protection, of the coatings protects the exposed steel edge against corrosion.

Innovative frame technology now means steel frames for standard house designs can be priced competitively with other quality framing systems. Also there are ongoing savings for householder, which includes lower insurance, no need for ongoing anti-termite chemical treatments, less structural maintenance costs to the building, etc.

Yes! It is a requirement that all new housing be fitted with circuit breaking safety devices, steel frames are safe because the frames are earthed. When exposed to a live wire, the earthing will create a short and trip the residual current safety switches. At times, steel framing can actually be safer than the alternatives because of these safety features. A broken or pierced wire in a timber frame can remain live and leaking current can cause troublesome faults and fire risk.

No. Waves pass through the spaces between the studs, allowing the use of all household appliances without any interference.

Smoke and heated air and/or asphyxiating gases are responsible for about 75% of fatalities in house fires. A steel frame will not burn. It will not therefore contribute to the fire or its spreading, and will not release smoke and carbon dioxide. Electrical faults cause many fires in wall cavities. An electrical fault cannot ignite a steel frame. If fire gets into the ceiling and ignites timber trusses it can spread very rapidly to the rest of the house. In a bushfire the point of ignition is often the roof cavity when burning embers are blown in under the eaves or tiles. House fires have been known to break through ceilings into the roof cavity. A steel roof truss cannot be ignited in either of these ways.

The properties of steel are known and consistent, and conform to Australian standards or their equivalent. Steel-framing components are designed around those properties with an extra allowance included for safety. Our steel frame systems use high tensile G550 steel components with appropriate jointing methods, and are engineered to pass strict performance tests.