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Unlike timber, Supaloc® steel frames are backed by a 50 Year Warranty* and do not warp, twist or shrink, providing a solid and true frame for plasterboard. A Supaloc® steel frame is 100% impermeable to termite damage. Why trust anything else?
When compared to timber, Supaloc® has the potential to save you up to $10,000 p/a*
- Timber can warp shrink & expand which can result in plasterboard & cornice damage3
- Potentially up to $1,600 a year for maintenance
- 1 in 5 South Australian Homes are at risk
- Face possible repair costs of up to $40,0001
- Treatment costs of up to $850 per year2
*Houses framed in timber are susceptible to termite infestation and internal surface stress fractures, the costs of which can be substantial. Can you afford not to build with steel?
1 in 5 South Australian homes will suffer termite infestation within a five year period; repair costs commonly in excess of $40,0001. To treat against and inspect termite activity costs an additional $830 a year2 – with no guarantee of preventing a termite attack. A Supaloc® steel frame is 100% impermeable to termite damage. Why trust anything else?
Timber frames are butt jointed and fixed with nails. Atmospheric conditions can cause timber to warp, resulting in unsightly nail popping and a potentially unsafe frame and roof structure. Supaloc® frames and trusses, on the other hand, are strong, safe and silent, and are riveted and bolted into place, ensuring virtually no movement for the lifetime of the house.
Timber, being a water based cellulose product, shrinks and expands according to environmental conditions at a rate that conflicts with plasterboard, causing lining surface to crack, peaking of ceiling joints and cracked cornices 3. Can you cover the cost to rectify ceiling cracks, repaint walls and patch cornices in your new home, potentially up to $1,600 a year? Unlike timber, Supaloc® steel frames are backed by a 50 Year Warranty* and do not warp, twist or shrink, providing a solid and true frame for plasterboard, thereby eliminating the surface splitting and cracked cornice problems associated with frame movement. The potential $10,000 saving per annum is therefore calculated thus:
|Potential Problem||Cost over a 5 year period||Annual cost|
|Serious termite infestation rectification||In excess of $40,000||$8,000|
|Termite treatment and inspection||Average $4,150||$830|
|Cracking & pealing - patching / redecorate||Up to $8,000||$1,600|
|Potential cost over 10 years||$10,430|