Steel Housing

In Asia and many other parts of the world, most people would be familiar with the conventional brick and mortar mode of construction. What is not so commonly known is building houses with the use of steel.

Steel House Frames

What is steel housing?

Simply put, steel housing comprises a network of pre-fabricated steel frames, trusses and joints that are assembled to form a skeletal house. Thereafter, various building systems are installed to make up the walls, roofs and flooring.

Prior to construction, architectural drawings are converted into detailed framing plans with the use of proprietary software. The software handles all the necessary engineering calculations and specifies the exact dimension and quantity of each steel piece required in the assembly of the frame structure.

Why steel housing?

1. Shorter construction lead time
Off-site pre-fabrication of steel parts reduces any downtime on-site.
Precise computer-controlled machinery produces all the steel parts with pre-punched electrical and service holes for accurate and efficient assembly.
Steels frame components are lightweight and easy to transport
2. Cost effective
Shorter construction span leading to reduced labour costs and any equipment rental overheads.
Low-cost, low-skilled workers can be used for assembly and construction of the steel frame as the engineering and intelligence has been invested in the planning stage.
Less material wastage due to the precision of the steel frame production.
3. Strong and durable
Highest strength-to-weight ratio amongst all current building materials.
Steel does not rot, disintegrate or warp.
4. Green
Much of the steel used to make light steel framing is recycled and upon demolishing the house, the steel can be recycled. Steel can be recycled indefinitely and retain all its qualities.
Less raw material is required in steel housing due to the inherent strength of steel.

What can I build?

Steel building technology can be used for various applications
Rebuilding residential houses
Alteration and Addition (A and A) works
Building structures
  • Steel House Frames

    What is steel housing?

    Simply put, steel housing comprises a network of pre-fabricated steel frames, trusses and joints that are assembled to form a skeletal house. Thereafter, various building systems are installed to make up the walls, roofs and flooring.

    Prior to construction, architectural drawings are converted into detailed framing plans with the use of proprietary software. The software handles all the necessary engineering calculations and specifies the exact dimension and quantity of each steel piece required in the assembly of the frame structure.

    Why steel housing?

    1. Shorter construction lead time
    Off-site pre-fabrication of steel parts reduces any downtime on-site.
    Precise computer-controlled machinery produces all the steel parts with pre-punched electrical and service holes for accurate and efficient assembly.
    Steels frame components are lightweight and easy to transport
    2. Cost effective
    Shorter construction span leading to reduced labour costs and any equipment rental overheads.
    Low-cost, low-skilled workers can be used for assembly and construction of the steel frame as the engineering and intelligence has been invested in the planning stage.
    Less material wastage due to the precision of the steel frame production.
    3. Strong and durable
    Highest strength-to-weight ratio amongst all current building materials.
    Steel does not rot, disintegrate or warp.
    4. Green
    Much of the steel used to make light steel framing is recycled and upon demolishing the house, the steel can be recycled. Steel can be recycled indefinitely and retain all its qualities.
    Less raw material is required in steel housing due to the inherent strength of steel.

    What can I build?

    Steel building technology can be used for various applications
    Rebuilding residential houses
    Alteration and Addition (A and A) works
    Building structures
  • Cement boards

    Manufactured by Promat, the Cement Bound Matrix Boards are made through a process of binding organic materials and inorganic minerals within a calculated mineral matrix to form a monolithic core.

    The boards are a standard off-white, with a fibre mesh reinforcement on one side and smooth surfacing on the other to accommodate any architectural or interior finishing. Available in a range of thickness, the boards offer versatility with a wide range of applications.

    Types of Application
    Roof sheathing
    Flooring and staircase decking
    Acoustic underlay
    Open plan office partitions
    Waterproof bathroom flooring
    Base material for kitchen, laboratory and industrial work surfaces
    Shelves
    Ceilings
    Walls

    Installation is straightforward. Depending on the use, the boards can be stapled, nailed or screwed on amongst other methods. A variety of finishes can also be applied on the boards, such as tiling, painting and wallpapering.

    Features and Benefits of Cement Bound Matrix Board
    Non-combustible and Class O building material, in accordance with BS 476: Part 4; 6 and 7 respectively.
    Asbestos free and non hazardous
    Rot resistant
    Termite resistant
    Heavy duty
    Multi-purpose applications
    Improved acoustic insulation values
    Excellent durability
    Good thermal insulation
    Easy to decorate
    Time saving installation
    Space saving structures and constructions
    Lightweight
    Provides space to accommodate cables, wiring or ductwork.