STA Consulting Engineers

Address: 241 Milton Rd, Brisbane QLD 4064

Phone:(07) 3071 7444


Structerre Consulting Engineers

Address: 67 Links Ave N, Eagle Farm QLD 4009

Phone:(07) 3307 8300


Tom Kalaja & Associates 

Address: 4/5 Sesame Ln, Slacks Creek QLD 4127

Phone:(07) 3209 2844



Steve Cooper & Associates

Address: 27 Norfolk Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Phone:(07) 3846 6477


East Coast Surveys

Address: 20/120 Bloomfield St, Brisbane Cleveland QLD 4163

Phone:(07) 3821 3473


Cottage & Engineering Surveys

Address: 3368 Pacific Hwy, Springwood QLD 4127

Phone:(07) 3808 7244


Axis Surveys

Address: 23 Overlord Pl. Brisbane QLD
Phone: (07) 3363 8100



Queensland Building Consulting Group

Address: 25 Passage St, Cleveland QLD 4163

Phone:(07) 3821 8777


Building Code Approval Group

Phone: (07) 3286 7660


Approveit Building Certification

Address: Suite 4, Unit 8, 1 Nerang ST, Nerang QLD 4211

Phone: 0406 930 541


Town Planners:

Bennett + Bennett Surveyors + Planners

Address: Suite 1 189 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Phone:(07) 3839 7200


Bartley Burns Building Consulting

Address: Unit 1, 1027 Manly Road, Tingalpa QLD 4173

Phone:1300 051 189


Consult Planning

Phone: 1300 017 540


Storey and Castle Planning

Address: 12/1 Nerang St, Nerang QLD 4211

Phone:(07) 5502 2116


Find-a-site Town Planner 

Phone: 0433 145 514


A+ Planning Consultants

Phone: 0408 796 633

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of steel and timber frame?

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...

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