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FAQ
Why Cold-formed Steel construction?

Sustainable materials provided quickly and efficiently are the way of the future in the building. Faster build times, reduced costs, more versatile design alternatives, and a durable, practical solution to buildings may all be achieved using a BOXY cold-formed steel (CFS) platform.

Is it cheaper to build cold-formed steel vs timber or concrete?

While material price is typically comparable on the front end, there are substantial advantages of using CFS, which results in the whole project being developed at a lower cost. These are speed of set-up, reduced labor, and lower insurance premiums.

Can cold-formed steel be used to construct multi-story structures?
Yes, buildings up to five stories tall can be constructed solely from cold-formed steel.

Is steel durable?
Galvanized steel is resistant to cracking, shrinking, splintering, creeping, splitting, warping, swelling, and rot. Termites and other wood-destroying insects cannot eat steel.

What are the environmental incentives of using steel framing?
Steel has the highest total recycling rate of any industry in the world, at 86 percent, making it an environmentally friendly option for home framing. Steel framing scrap is a valuable resource that should never be thrown away.

Compatible exterior cladding options?
For cladding the exterior of the building, a variety of cement-based panel materials are available. From compressed cement sheets to advanced composite panels with great thermal qualities, there is something for everyone. It is feasible to use gypsum boards on the interior.