What Are Purlins And What Are They Used For?

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Purlins are longitudinal, horizontal bars or beams used for structural support in buildings, primarily in roofs. They also help to increase a building’s resistance to heavy winds and earthquakes. Today purlins are commonly manufactured from galvanised steel (the galvanisation process helps to protect against corrosion and rust). Steel is also popular construction material as it … Read more

Why Steel is the Most Sustainable Material

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According to the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), approximately 5.3 million tonnes of steel is produced in Australia each year [1]. Steel is an incredibly important construction material and is commonly used for its impressive strength, durability, lightness and sustainability – the latter of which has never been more important than it is now and will … Read more

The Advantages of Truecore® Steel Framing

An important decision when building a new house is the framework, foundations and the choice of materials that make them up. There is a great deal of thought, planning, and preparation involved in every step of the construction process. For over 50 years, steel framing has been used in many Australian homes to construct walls … Read more