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Is it expensive to include Supaloc

Supaloc Steel frames are an extremely economical inclusion to your new home.

The innovations developed by Supaloc and incorporated into your frame means that our systems will provide you with a competitive build cost together with significantly lower ongoing costs associated with maintenance and chemical treatments over the life of your home.

Whilst Supaloc is a premium product the cost is comparable to a timber frame. Each Supaloc frame is engineered and produced in a controlled factory environment where a lot of the fixings are complete. This means that the time on site and associated labour to erect your frame is significantly reduced and thus its cost of inclusion.

In addition to this the ongoing savings are an added bonus. If you are like most people, you would like your home to be as economical and maintenance free as possible. When choosing between timber and Supaloc steel framing, there are a number of points to consider.


Atmospheric conditions can cause timber to warp, shrink and expand, resulting in unsightly nail popping and internal surface stress fractures. Timber, being a water based cellulose product, shrinks and expands according to environmental conditions at a rate that conflicts with plasterboard. This can cause surface lining surface to crack, peaking of ceiling joints and cracked cornices. Rectifying these problems costs the homeowner in time and money year after 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.

Termite Inspection

Consider also the ongoing costs of inspecting, treating or rectifying termite damage every year – a real risk if you build a timber framed home. Repair costs for termite infestation are not uncommonly in excess of $40,000 and you could spend up to $850 per year treating a termite problem. A Supaloc® steel frame is 100% impermeable to termite damage, thereby avoiding these significant costs.