BCT Group switching to steel to prioritise sustainability and address Australian timber shortage

MEDIA RELEASE 8 APRIL 2021 In a bold move, BCT Group is replacing timber with steel to become more sustainable and deliver better outcomes for clients.

Embracing this new technology will enable BCT Group to better deal with supply chain issues and support more creative and environmentally-friendly designed homes and commercial spaces across the inner west.

BCT Group founder and director, Bevan Uren, said the switch to steel stumps, sub-floor structures, frames and roof trusses is a necessary change to shore up supply, protect clients and ensure the business’s long-term future in the market place.

“We want sustainability and cost effective solutions to be a core part of how we operate. The price of timber continues to surge while steel is readily available and one of the most recyclable products in the world. The switch means we can deliver dream homes and commercial spaces in a more ethical and timely manner.”

Steel-framed homes are not only more sustainable, they’re more durable, easy to assemble and maintenance free. They don’t burn or rust and there is no risk of termites.

Bevan says that while the shortage of timber across Australia played a role in the switch it wasn’t the main catalyst.

“We’ve been chatting with our design and construction teams for a while now about how we can deliver better quality, more environmentally-friendly spaces for our clients. In our industry, you have to keep evolving and striving to do better. We’re proud to be leading the way.”

BCT Group will be partnering with LGS Solutions to make steel a standard across all their design and construction projects.

A family owned and operated business, BCT Group has grown exponentially since its launch in 2012. The company designs and builds home renovations, new builds and commercial fit-outs across the inner western suburbs of Melbourne.

Bevan Uren is available for comment on request.

Media contact: Jacqui McCallum, 0404 137 102 , jacqui@bctgroup.com.au

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