The metal frame house
Resistance and durability
Metal frame houses have a lifespan of approximately 100 years. the metal offers greater resistance to weather than wood or brick. Steel is resistant to rain and wind, but also water damage. the process of galvanization gives the metal framework great resistance to attack. They are particularly resistant to rust, with termites and mushrooms.
Metal also has the advantage of not deforming and not expanding.
Metal structures are self-supporting and are 25% lighter than wooden structures. This avoids having to build many load-bearing walls. This also makes it possible to carry out any type of arrangement and facilitates the realization Works extension.
Metal frame houses offer excellent energy performance. They suit of houses passive, which do not use a heating system. Those constructions also suitable for positive energy houses low carbon.
In addition, 85% of the steel used for the construction of metal frames is recycled. They do not require any treatment chemical or heat treatment.
A metal frame house requires very little maintenance. It is an investment solution when you wants to reduce maintenance costs.
With nearly 10% of individual houses built in France, the metal frame house found its place in the French landscape. But its architectural, ecological and modular potential makes it an underexploited habitat type.
The metal frame house is built in the same way as a timber frame house. With the difference that the frame and all the framing is made from steel. Like the wooden house, the steel structure house is made up of prefabricated elements in the factory which will be assembled quickly on the site.
The stages of fabrication of a metal frame house :