Steel Framing

Steel Framing

Cold-formed steel refers to steel that is shaped at room temperature through a series of forming processes, such as bending or rolling, without the use of heat. This process allows for the creation of precise shapes and dimensions, making it ideal for construction applications.

Steel Frame Structure Assembled on site in Roxbury.
Investing in the future

Outsiders Home Services has made a strategic investment in cold-formed steel due to its numerous benefits and alignment with future construction trends. Recognizing that the future of construction lies in sustainable materials and efficient methodologies, the company sees cold-formed steel as a game-changer. With faster build times, versatile design capabilities, and exceptional durability, cold-formed steel offers a practical solution for premium building projects. Equipped with a state-of-the-art steel framing machinery, Outsiders Home Services is eager to leverage this technology across their projects, revolutionizing construction processes and delivering superior results to their clients.  An initial project consultation is required to see if your project is a good fit for this application.  If you have an existing set of plans, it’s possible for us to convert wood framing to steel framing.  Cold-formed steel needs to be implemented in the design phase to maximize all its capabilities and advantages.  Contact us today to see what’s possible!


Cold-formed steel offers several advantages over traditional building materials like wood, particularly in terms of durability and resilience:

Resistance to Rot and Decay: Unlike wood, which is susceptible to rot, decay, and insect damage, cold-formed steel is impervious to these issues. This resistance ensures that structures built with cold-formed steel have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance over time.

Strength and Stability: Cold-formed steel possesses a high strength-to-weight ratio, meaning it can support heavier loads while using less material compared to wood. This strength also contributes to the structural stability of buildings, making them more resistant to natural disasters.

Consistency and Uniformity: Cold-formed steel is manufactured to precise specifications, ensuring consistency in quality and dimensions. This uniformity simplifies construction processes and allows for more accurate assembly, resulting in fewer errors and waste, along with significant labor savings as each project comes cut, labeled, numbered, and pre-drilled, ready for assembly.  Projects can also be panelized off site for quick assembly.

Fire Resistance: Steel is non-combustible, offering superior fire resistance compared to wood. In the event of a fire, steel retains its structural integrity for a longer period, providing occupants with more time to evacuate and reducing property damage.

Overall, cold-formed steel presents a compelling alternative to traditional building materials like wood, offering enhanced durability, structural integrity, and sustainability for construction projects.