prefabricated steel frames

Building a home is an exciting journey, and the choices you make along the way significantly impact the comfort, durability, and value of your property. One crucial decision is selecting the right framing material. Traditionally, timber has been a popular choice, but steel frames are gaining traction due to their numerous benefits. In this blog, we will explore the advantages of upgrading from timber to prefabricated steel frames and how you can take advantage of Meridian Homes’ exclusive promotions offer to make this upgrade for free.

Why Upgrade to Steel Frames?

prefabricated steel frames

Prefabricated steel frames offer several advantages over traditional timber frames, making them an excellent choice for modern homes. These benefits include superior strength, durability, and resistance to environmental factors. Let’s delve deeper into why steel frames might be the perfect choice for your home.

Enhanced Durability and Strength

Steel frames offer superior strength and durability compared to timber. They are resistant to warping, twisting, and shrinking, which ensures that your home remains structurally sound over time. Steel is also impervious to termites and other pests that can compromise the integrity of timber frames. This durability translates into fewer maintenance costs and a longer-lasting home.

Fire Resistance

One of the most significant advantages of steel frames is their resistance to fire. Unlike timber, steel does not burn or contribute to the spread of fire. This makes steel-framed homes safer and can provide peace of mind, especially in areas prone to bushfires.

Pest and Termite Resistance

Timber frames are susceptible to pests and termites, which can cause significant structural damage over time. Steel frames, on the other hand, are impervious to these threats. This resistance eliminates the need for chemical treatments and reduces maintenance costs, ensuring your home remains safe and sound without the worry of pest infestation

Sustainability and Environmental Impact

Steel is a highly sustainable building material. It is 100% recyclable and can be reused multiple times without losing its properties. By choosing steel frames, you are contributing to a more sustainable building practice. Additionally, the production of steel frames has a lower environmental impact compared to traditional timber harvesting.

Precision and Flexibility in Design

Steel frames are manufactured with precision, ensuring accurate dimensions and reducing the likelihood of on-site adjustments. This precision allows for greater flexibility in design, enabling architects and builders to create more complex and innovative structures. Steel frames can support larger spans and open spaces, giving you more design options for your dream home.

Cost-Effective in the Long Run

While the initial cost of steel frames may be higher than timber, the long-term benefits make it a cost-effective choice. The durability and low maintenance requirements of steel frames can save you money over the life of your home. Additionally, the reduced risk of fire damage and pest infestation can lower insurance premiums.

Meridian Homes’ Offer: Upgrade Your Home for Free

prefabricated steel frames offers

At Meridian Homes, we are committed to providing our clients with the best value and quality. Our promotion allows clients to upgrade from timber frames to prefabricated steel frames at no additional cost. Here are the details of the offer:

Terms and Conditions of the Offer

Discount Value: The discount value offered to the client shall be equal to 10% of the base price of their selected home design, plus an additional discount of $2,001 if the client selects one of our standard home designs and proceeds with no changes to the floorplan.

Maximum Discount: The maximum discount amount available is up to $80,000, based on selecting one of Meridian Homes’ largest and most popular home designs, such as the Geneva 52, which currently has a base price of $779,990.

Communication of Discount: Meridian Homes will advise the client, in writing, of the discount amount applicable to their selected home design prior to proceeding with a tender request. By paying a tender fee, the client acknowledges that the discount amount was clearly communicated to them and will be factored into their tender price.

Building Contract: The price contained in the building contract will reflect the discounted price, with no further discounts after the contract has been signed.

Custom Home Designs: This offer does not apply to custom home designs (i.e., designs not based on one of our standard home designs).

Design Alterations: Meridian Homes reserves the right to adjust the discount amount if there is any alteration to the agreed home design at any time prior to the commencement of construction.

Free Upgrade to Steel Frames: As part of this offer, clients can upgrade from prefabricated timber frames (standard builder’s range) to prefabricated steel frames (standard builder’s range) for free. To apply, this option must be selected by the client prior to signing the building contract.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this offer, the following criteria must be met:

  • A tender fee must be paid by the client before 5 pm on 30th June 2024.
  • All required paperwork must be signed and submitted by the client within five business days of the tender fee being paid.
  • A tender request for a standard home design with no changes will progress straight to design and building contracts and be eligible for the additional $2,001 discount.
  • Alternatively, a tender request for a modified home design will proceed to a tender presentation first, where one round of changes will be allowed and incorporated into the final contract. A tender acceptance fee of $3,000 will need to be paid at the tender presentation meeting for the design and building contracts to be prepared.

All tenders and contracts must be signed and paid within five business days of presentation. Any requests for changes by the client at the presentation meeting will be considered as post-contract variations.


Upgrading from timber to steel frames is a smart choice for homeowners looking to enhance the durability, precision, and sustainability of their homes. Meridian Homes’ limited-time offer makes this upgrade even more attractive by providing significant discounts and the option to switch to prefabricated steel frames at no additional cost.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build a stronger, more resilient home with Meridian Homes. Contact Meridian Homes today to learn more about how you can take advantage of this free upgrade. Act now to take advantage of this incredible deal and upgrade your home for free!