The stronger the structure, the better the investment

The stronger the structure, the better the investment
The stronger the structure, the better the investment

The stronger the structure, the better the investment

For most people their home is the biggest investment. So it’s worth taking the time to ensure it’s structurally sound, especially the frame and roof.

Termites and borers can cause untold damage. Worse still, such damage is not typically covered by standard home insurance policies. The good news is termites and borers are fussy eaters and don’t like steel. In fact, a frame made from TRUECORE® steel is so strong it’s backed with a 50-year warranty.

New homes, old problems

Next time you visit a new home display take a good look at the internal walls. Chances are, some of the walls may be wavy rather than straight. That’s because house frames made from timber can warp and twist thereby causing the cladding to bend out of shape.

But frames made from TRUECORE® steel remain straight and true so your internal walls don’t bend or bow. That in turn means it’s far less likely that you’ll experience cracking cornices, doors that jam or uncooperative windows.

Make sure your roof doesn’t become a front door

Many burglaries occur through you’re the roof. After all, it’s relatively easy to lift some roof tiles and enter a home via the ceiling. But unlike most roofing materials, which are held down with nothing more than gravity, COLORBOND® steel is fixed to roof trusses so it’s much harder to remove or bypass.

It all starts with the site

Ensuring your building site is properly prepared is essential to a successfully built home. Normally, the builder does this so if that’s the case with your project you’ll need to clarify whether the costs are included in their quote. Other things to ask your builder are:

  1. Has he accounted for any earthwork costs?
  2. Are site costs included in the quote?
  3. Is the builder assessing the site for storm water drainage?
  4. Are there likely to be any additional costs as a result of the engineer’s soil test and site inspection?
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