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Steel frame homes

Established in 1989, Homefab Steel Truss and Frame Mareeba has entrenched its reputation as a leading steel frame component manufacturer, DIY steel frame Home supplier across Northern Australia.

Whether you are looking to apply our DIY Construction System as a builder, owner builder or remote community or seeking to apply the creativity and versatility of steel to build your new home, Homefab has the steel frame kit solution for you.


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Steel Frame Home Designs for Architects & Draftsman


Some people like to design their homes from scratch while others prefer to start with one of our many existing house designs. Whichever your preferred process of home design Homefab has the answer. We use the latest 3D design technology to create your custom home or refine our existing plans.

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The Homefab DIY Construction System is designed for people who want to build their own homes, remote communities and builders who like to take control of their job. DIY steel Homes with steel delivers cost savings, time efficiencies and a superior more flexible construction solution. The Homefab DIY Construction System is easy to use and requires no formal training.



There are so many benefits to choosing a quality steel frame for your home. Steel frame homes are growing in popularity across Australia, and for good reason. Steel frames are:

  • Strong, straight and long-lasting, able to withstand the weight of carrying your home for years to come without bowing under the pressure.
  • Resistant to the elements and other environmental hazards, including rot, fire, and termites
  • Light and easy to work with, making it the perfect material from which to build the ultimate long standing home
  • Steel is 100% recyclable, making it a fully environmentally-friendly choice

You can read more about why steel is the perfect choice for your home’s frames and trusses or get in touch with us for a quote on 07 4092 2369.

A new steel frame home in Northern Australia


Building or buying a home is probably the most important investment you’ll ever make in your lifetime, so it’s important to get it right. At Homefab, we can help you to build a dream home that’s strong, sturdy, and environmentally friendly.

Steel is 100% recyclable, making it a great choice for environmentally conscious homebuyers. It’s also chemical-free, as there’s no need to treat steel with pesticides and other chemicals as there is with wood, which is also better for the environment.

If you’re looking for a sustainable steel frame for your home, get in touch with us or read more about our sustainable steel construction.


Anyone living in Northern Australia will know how important it is to build a home to withstand the unique environmental conditions that Northern Australia is subject to, in particular, cyclones.

Homefab’s steel frames and trusses are manufactured with a standard Cyclone rating where required, which means that it can withstand the force and pressure that cyclones bring.

Homes built with Homefab steel are adaptable with the various cyclonic wind loadings across Australia. Homefab Steel frames can be manufactured without cyclone ratings for areas that don’t need it, thus reducing costs.

Due to Homefab steel being highly adaptable to the unique climate conditions in Northern areas, we can customise the frames of your structure to suit, which as a result will give you better energy efficiency.

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If you’d like to learn more about our steel frame homes or receive a quote, don’t hesitate to call us on 07 4092 2369 or send through an online form today!

Our team will be happy to assist


Want to know more? Read some of our most frequently asked questions and find out more about our steel frames.

Are steel frame homes cheaper to build?

Not only are steel buildings quicker and more convenient to build, but they are also cheaper and easier to maintain. Unlike other building options, steel is most often thought of as a one-time cost. Steel is impervious to many extreme weather conditions and is designed to survive for decades to come. Our modern steel homes arrive with all sections clearly labelled and detailed instructions. Pieces fit together like a jigsaw. Fewer workers are needed to construct a steel framed home in a faster timeframe then other construction methods.

Should I use your builders or attempt a DIY build?

Homefab steel frames can be used in DIY construction in scenarios where cost-saving is required. For experienced builders and DIY aficionados, our steel frames are simple to assemble and we can provide training or on site assistance where needed. However, for cases where just a single home is being assembled and homeowners have no construction experience, it’s recommended to employ the services of our Homefab Building & Construction Team.

Are steel home frames safer than timber framing?

Steel is light but very strong! In fact, because it is so strong, it can be used instead of other materials such as hot rolled structural steel which is usually more expensive! Steel won’t warp, twist, sag or shrink, reducing the occurrence of things such as settling cracks, doors that jam etc. Another bonus is that steel is non-combustible, so it will not burn!

Being durable means our Cyclone Tested steel is more resilient to storms, high winds and cyclones

Are steel home frames noisy?

A popular misconception that often comes up is that Steel-Framed Homes are noisy! In reality, however, this is simply not true and there have been studies to prove it! Studies conducted by CSIRO found that ‘most occupants of homes with steel frames either reported no sound emitted from the frame or said that if it did, it was not a problem’. Some people even reported that there was less noise than timber framed houses!

Wont the steel rust?

Protective coatings are used on steel to protect them against corrosion. Homefab uses Truecore Steel which has an alloy coating made of aluminium and zinc. It carries a 50 year conditional warranty against corrosion, giving you peace of mind (conditions may apply). When the steel is cut, the galvanic action or sacrificial protection prevents corrosion of any steel exposed at cut edges. Our steel frames are rust-proofed to the highest standards


Steel frame building solutions. Strong, Fast, Smart, Built to Last – save time and stress with our innovative steel frame kit solutions system and experience the Homefab difference by letting us work with you from concept to design and all the way through to completion for your kit home or build. With our 30+ years of experience of building kit homes, Homefab will be there to work with you every step of the way ensuring the smoothest possible process.

Our house plans and designs are customised to match your building and site requirements and are cyclone rated for any part of Australia to keep you and your loved ones safe in your homes during cyclones and energy efficient to keep you cool in the Tropical climate. Our steel products are 100% Australian made, termite proof and 100% recyclable.

Don’t have time to fill in the blanks? We can do an install to a lock up stage building from the ground up, or a full construction build! You only need to walk into your completed home or project once it is finished.

Sloping ground, rough terrain, on hills, in valleys, on concrete, high roof, low roof, rafters, extensions, carports, renovations or even sheds, we have the team to make it happen, no matter the house or build.

Build your kit home with Homefab today!

We’d love to hear from you if are interested in our steel frame homes, or if you would like to know more about building your own kit home.


Tell us about your project ideas or just say hello. Whether you’ve got a big idea or need some inspiration with a building project, we are here to create perfect buildings. From concept to creation, let us inspire you.

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