Cyclone rated steel kit homes are the logical answer to building a new home in Northern Australia. For those people who are living in the beautiful northern regions of Australia, it is well understood that the risk of cyclones is a fact of life.

Homefab Steel Truss and Frame Mareeba was established in 1989 and has since entrenched it’s reputation as a leading DIY steel home supplier across Northern Australia.

With an extensive range of gorgeous home designs, all of which are Cyclone Rated, it makes sense to build a home for your family that will stand up to the cyclonic conditions that can occur year after year.

Ensure the safety of your family and peace of mind, by choosing and designing your new home using steel, manufactured by Homefab.

Custom Designed Cyclone Rated Steel Kit Homes

At Homefab, the home design team use the latest 3D design technology to help you create your custom home or refine their existing plans. Whether you choose to tweak an existing home design or you prefer to design your new home from scratch, Homefab has the answer.

Homefab have beautiful one, two, three, four and five bedroom home designs which all have popular floor plans, modern exterior elevations and most importantly they are Cyclone Rated to keep you and your family safe in cyclonic conditions.

There is no need to live in a concrete shelter, when you can enjoy all the comfort and convenience of a beautiful home which is purpose built for the climatic conditions of Far Northern Australia.

Common Types of Cyclone Damage

Most homes are simply not built for the kind of harm that an unfortunate cyclone or heavy storm can do – this means you could easily be unprepared for one. Many houses caught in the crossfire of such an event often end up sustaining a lot of damage, leading to disastrous situations for families.

Branches can be torn from trees by harsh winds, and these can form projectiles of sorts whilst the storm continues. Large trees, posts and other features around the home can become unstable and collapse, and in many cases tearing through your home. This is why it is strongly advised to trim trees in preparation for the wet season. Even in normal weather conditions, fallen branches and leaves can clog up your guttering and damage your drains in the process – the risk of gutter damage only in this instance will only rise in the event of a cyclone.

Though roofs built from 1982 onwards have standard protection against cyclones, older structures might not be up to code. This can lead to leaking, roof rot and possible roof collapse during an extreme weather event. This alone could cause untold levels of damage to your belongings or your family.
More than half of Queensland homes still do not have sufficient cyclone protection despite their frequency in the region.

Water damage is a core concern for most weather events, and a cyclone is no exception. The harsh winds can intensify the rain by funnelling the water with more force and in new directions.
A broken window for instance, is already a natural concern at any time, but during a cyclone, The force of the wind through the open window can cause a pressure change, leading to upwards pressure inside the home, placing strain on your roofing system.

Your home may be at risk if regular structure checks are not carried out to check for issues such as a weakened structure or rotting wood. Between November and April, it is imperative to make sure your home is as strong as possible to mitigate the above risks.

Features of Our Cyclone-Proof Homes

A key way to Cyclone proof your home is by getting cyclone protection for your property. This is where Homefab Comes in!
Homefab can fabricate cyclone rated steel framing for a new build or your pre-existing home. The core of our defence is the steel frame itself; built from 100% Australian Owned and Made steel; our frames can be fabricated for all cyclonic rated and non-cyclonic regions.

These frames can bear the weight of your home for years without worry, meaning they serve as a viable and functional long-term defence against the elements.
The highly-recyclable lightweight metal is also a natural barrier for the kinds of pests that will slowly chip away at your home’s structure, such as rot, extreme temperatures, termites and borers, just to name a few.

Our frames have been extensively tested and rated by the Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that our cyclone-proof homes will keep you safe. The protection of Homefab steel frames is also maintenance-free: once we have installed the frame, you know you will not have to replace it! Our 100% Australian Made and Owned Steel comes with a 50 year warranty.

The Homefab DIY Construction System

The Homefab DIY Construction System is easy to use and requires no formal training, the Cyclone rated buildings are ideal for :

  • Owner builders living in Northern Australia
  • Housing in remote communities
  • Builders who like to take control of their job
  • Cost savings
  • Time efficiencies
  • Builders who prefer a superior more flexible construction solution
  • Families living in areas which are subjected to cyclonic weather condition

If you require a builder – whether it be to just erect steelwork, erect your new home to a Lock Up Stage, or to build your entire new home, please contact the team at Homefab.Homefab have a list of builders who are experienced, dedicated and come highly recommended to help their clients with product and services including:

  • Renovations
  • Home extensions
  • Garages
  • Customised sheds

For more information, contact the team at Homefab.

Address: 58 Chewko Road Mareeba Qld 4880
Phone: (07) 4092 2369
Mobile: 0417 641 970