...using light gauge steel roll forming technology from Howick FRAMA machines...
In contrast to the amount of waste produced by traditional timber-based construction methods, light gauge steel offsite and modular construction methods promote the efficient and effective use of materials, leading to significant reductions in construction waste. Studies* have shown that using light gauge steel in the construction process can result in an average of 2% steel construction waste, compared to up to 20% timber construction waste.
Howick's own ongoing customer analysis supports these findings with the total material waste for steel (0.75mm light gauge steel) averaging only 3%, compared to 20% timber construction waste with customers using 3.5" timber studs.
BRANZ^, who aim to recycle 90% of construction waste, also back these findings. When the organisation recently refurbished its New Zealand based headquarters, the ratio of steel to timber construction waste was 2:20 (10x).