Kit Home Steel Frame

The steel frame kits from Spark Homes can be used to build a wide range of structures. This includes:

  • Residential
  • Town Housing
  • Social Housing
  • Schools (classrooms)
  • Transportable and Modular
  • Commercial Structures
  • Ware Houses
  • High rise buildings
  • Home extensions
  • Recording studios
  • Sheds

There are many cladding options when building with our light gauge steel frame kits, including:

  • Brick Veneer,
  • Light Weight Concrete,
  • Hebel (Aerated Concrete),
  • Linear Board,
  • Tiled Roofs and Many Other Options.
  • Cladding.

Essentially any cladding used with traditional wood frame construction can be used with our steel frame kits. Also, most traditional methods of cladding can be adapted to work with light gauge steel framing.

Why You Should Build with Steel

While timber and wood has been used to build homes for hundreds of years diminishing supplies of trees has lead to builders requiring a new material to build strong and sturdy homes with.

At Spark Homes we are well aware that all the myths surrounding light gauge steel framing are just that: myths. Over recent years light gauge steel framing has become the prime material used in the construction of domestic and light commercial properties.

Some of the advantages of our high-quality steel frame kits are:

  • Resistance to Termite Damage

    Unlike timber framework, steel framework will not succumb to the damage that termites can cause. As termites only consume timber materials our steel frame kits are completely avoided by termites, making them a better alternative for builders.

  • No Growth of Toxic Mould

    When materials, such as timber, are exposed to damp conditions toxic mould can grow on the surface. This mould can lead to hazardous lung issues and problems that can affect vulnerable people like children and the elderly. Unlike wood products, our steel frame kits do not retain or contain moisture, removing the appearance of black mould.

  • Resistance to Fire

    Our steel frame kits won’t combust when exposed to naked flames or high temperatures. This reduces the chances of a fire feeding off of the property.


Functionality of our Spark Steel.

Optimised functionality delivering economical steel usage.

A completed truss layout is imported from Stock Steel into our Truss Engineering Software, where it performs 146 stress tests on each truss.

With optimised functionality, we produce a steel truss that’s economical in steel usage without compromising local engineering requirements.

Steel trusses can be engineered for non-cyclonic through to extreme cyclonic conditions in excess of 180 mph, with a maximum span of 35 metres.

Virtually any truss shape can be produced, including coffered ceilings, parallel cord trusses, curved trusses, dual pitched roof trusses, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can We Build With Spark Steel Frames

  • Residential – from single to Multi storey
  • Commercial and Self-storage buildings
  • External wall in-fill framing for commercial buildings
  • Internal wall In-fill framing
  • Lattice Beam Joist production
  • Steel Truss production
  • Steel Floor

What Are The Benefits Of Spark Steel Frame Pre Fabricated Panel System

  • Life time warranty as we use blue Scope.
  • Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material 100% recyclable
  • Non-combustible – does not burn and will not contribute fuel to the spread of a fire
  • Inorganic – will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep
  • Dimensionally stable – does not expand or contract with moisture content
  • Consistent material quality – produced in strict accordance with national standards, no regional variations

Is The Job Made Easier For Builders, Owner Builders And Sub-contractors, & Why?

  • Service and plumbing holes are automatically pre-punched
  • No “nail pops” in plasterboard cladding
  • Steel framing is precise and square making insertion of Door and Windows frames easier. Door & window frames will not distort, eliminating jamming
  • Packing of battens to obtain a flat ceiling is not required (using our unique panel ceiling and roof solution)

What Is The Speed Of Frame Erection? +

Typically, a 3-man team can erect all the frames, including flooring, wall, ceiling and roof panels in approximately 3 days

What Tools Are Typically Required For Assembling? –

  • Compressor – typically a 15 CFM single phase compressor is sufficient
  • Rivet gun/s
  • Manual tin snips or electric/pneumatic nibblers
  • Lip flattener (supplied)
  • Erecting frames is easy, only a cordless screw gun/drill is required – frames are screwed together using self drilling Tek screws

Why Should I Build Using Steel?-

  • Steel has the highest strength to weight ratio
  • 100% Termite, rodent, borer and dry-rot proof
  • No Splitting
  • No Warping
  • No Cracking No Rotting ,Dimensionally stable
  • Stronger connection – no nails
  • Straighter Walls, squarer corners .Lighter than timber frames, less load on foundations and concrete slab
  • No call backs
  • Steel is the most recycled material in the world
  • Lower transport costs due to lightweight frames
  • No lifting equipment required to erect ceiling and roof panels
  • Completed panels are substantially lighter than timber, 1 man can easily carry a 3m x 2.4m high wall panel

Is Spark Steel Safe?-

  • Steel frames will not bur
  • Lightning will not affect a steel framed house more than a timber one, as steel creates a positive earth. Lightning energy is conducted straight to the ground
  • No chemical treatments as is the case with timber frames
  • Each structure is fully engineered.

Is Spark Steel Frame Green?

  • Steel is 100 percent recyclable. Each year, nearly 68.7 percent of all steel scrap in North America is recycled (Source: Steel Recycling Institute)
  • Steel does not contribute to the growth of landfills. (Source: Steel Framing Alliance)
  • Steel framed structures stay straight and true and do not expand and contract with humidity and temperature changes. This means that door and window openings framed with steel remain stable and this saves on energy costs. (Source: Steel Framing Alliance)
  • Cold-formed steel has the highest strength-to-weight-ratio of any structural building material. As a result, steel projects can be built with fewer materials (Source: Steel Framing Alliance).

Can Spark Steel Frames Be Used For Cyclonic Conditions?

Steel trusses can be engineered for non-cyclonic through to extreme cyclonic conditions in excess of 180 mph, with a maximum span of 35 metres.

What are the benefits of SPARK steel frame to consumer including?

  • High strength results in safer structures, less maintenance and slower ageing of structure
  • Fire safety
  • Not vulnerable to termites
  • No additional preservative chemicals are required over and above the galvanising process to treat steel, unlike the treatment of timber
  • Not vulnerable to any type of fungi or organism
  • Less probability of foundation problems – 5 times lighter than wood which results in less movement
  • Less probability of damage in an earthquake – lighter structure with stronger connections results in less seismic force
  • Less probability of damage in high winds – stronger connections, rivetted and screwed versus nailed

What Are The Benefits Of Spark Steel Frame For Builders?

  • Lighter than other framing materials – no lifting equipment required on site. One person can easily carry a 5-metre fabricated panel
  • Easy material selection – no need to cull or sort
  • Straight walls and Square corners
  • Call backs due to cracks are eliminated
  • Windows and doors open and close as they should
  • Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% for timber)
  • Environmental selling and green positioning
  • Consumer perceives steel as better
  • No drying out period in wet weather, resulting in no delays
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