Discovering termites in your home is a very real threat; one that can cause both emotional and financial heartache. Don't be faced with the devastating prospect of rebuilding your home due to termite damage. Supaloc® steel frames, manufactured from TrueCore® steel, are 100% termite proof. No if, buts or maybes. When it comes to structural integrity and termite resistance in your home there is no safer option than steel framing. Quite simply, termites can't eat steel frames, so why trust anything else?
Supaloc® steel frames have the potential to save thousands of dollars in maintenance and chemical termite treatments over the life of your home. Maintenance issues can arise due to the natural behaviour of timber frames. Timber shrinks and expands according to environmental conditions at a rate that conflicts with plasterboard, causing cracks in lining surfaces, peaking of ceiling joints and cracked cornices.2 In contrast a Supaloc® steel frame is 100% impermeable to termite damage and is riveted and bolted into place ensuring virtually no movement for the life of the home
Safe & Secure.
Supaloc® steel frames are safer, stronger and more secure than other framing solutions. Supaloc® steel framing possesses a unique strength; it is the only system that attaches each and every component together and bolts them to the slab. This ensures outstanding wind loading qualities, even in severe storm conditions. All Supaloc® frames are electrically earthed making them completely safe in the event of a lightning strike or in the instance of faulty wiring. However, a broken wire against a timber frame can remain live which could spark a fire.
Exposure to the toxic chemicals associated with timber framing can be harmful to your family and the environment. Termites cannot destroy a Supaloc® steel frame. Thus, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, there is no need for the repeated use of toxic chemical treatments to defend the frame and perimeter of the house against termite attack. The removal of these toxic pesticides and chemicals from your home creates a cleaner environment for your family to live in.