47. Reuben St. Cornubia 4130
With modern facade and grand street presence this two storey home makes the most of the small 420 m2 block and comes with plenty of features. The owners wanted to demolish and rebuild to create an energy efficient home with plenty of space to meet the needs of their young family. With warm and earthy tones off setting the industrial elements the home boasts high ceilings, a feature steel walk way and spacious living areas incorporating solar passive design principles.
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There are many misconceptions about choosing steel or timber structure, such as steel structures are noisier than timber. However, with the refinement of the newer steel structures, there is a less noticeable difference.
Advantages of building with timber.Slightly less expensive then steel frame Easier to work with Easier to fix errors on site Can be treated for termites. Timber has better a thermal transfer rate when comparing a house using similar building insulation (timber frame will keep your home cooler) Easy to install hooks and brackets off walls in the future
Advantages of building with Steel.Termite resistance (keep in mind that using steel structure does not protect 100% of your home. Proper termite protection system should still be used to protect other items in your home (timber flooring, cabinetry, etc.) More accurate
It is also important to note that timber is a more environmentally friendly solution as the...