Elements of Green Building – Steel Framing

What is Steel Framing? 

Imagine the wood framing of a traditionally constructed home, but where there are 2x4s, 2x6s, etc., there are steel studs. The studs themselves start out as large steel sheets.

These sheets are passed through a series of rollers, no one uses the heat, bend steel to create a more useful shape for the building, such as flanges, web, and the lip of the stud or C-shape. Steel frames come in many shapes and sizes, such as those builders are accustomed to seeing in timber dimensions, including 2×4, 2×6, 2×8, 2×10, etc.

The length is custom cut in the steel plant. And, since no heat is used to make steel, no integrity or power is lost. The shape makes the frames more powerful than the original sheet. Steel frames can either be sold as it is or placed into configurations to be sold as wall panels. You can also find about floor opening support steel frames via https://quickframes.com/floor-opening-support-frames-2/ 


Because steel is so strong, durable, versatile, and affordable, can be used as framing for a wide range of situations, from the superstructures such as skyscrapers, bridges and high-rises to lower-scale building projects like commercial shopping centres and residential homes.

Since the ratio of power-to-weight of steel is so high, it is ideal for situations that require long spans. For example, steel opens up possibilities for wide, open living spaces in residences.