Ausmar Homes is an award-winning Sunshine Coast builder offering a range of standard home designs and a custom design service, with house frames made from TRUECORE® steel provided as a standard inclusion.
With a strong emphasis on service and client satisfaction, Ausmar Homes currently builds over 200 homes a year and also offers commercial construction services specialising in medium density residential projects, lifestyle villages and shop and office buildings.
Established in 1993, Ausmar Homes prides itself on being quality local builders servicing the local Sunshine Coast region, although their build area also extends to the Gold Coast and North and South Brisbane.
They initially started building with frames made from TRUECORE® steel in their retirement village projects. Ausmar Homes General Manager, Josh Green explained that this method of construction had realised a number of benefits for them, including speed of construction, the lightweight nature of the frames, a reduction in onsite waste and the frames were strong, straight and dimensionally accurate.
This was the start of their enthusiasm for steel frames and in 2017 Ausmar Homes made the decision to offer frames made from TRUECORE® steel as a standard inclusion with their homes. “We saw it as a point of difference and the benefits for homeowners were obvious. In fact, we’re now finding it can help us close the sale once we explain the benefits of a lightweight steel frame,“ said Josh.
According to Josh, building with frames made from TRUECORE® steel further enhances Ausmar Homes’ reputation as a homebuilder with a fantastic build quality.
“Our clients appreciate that frames made from TRUECORE® steel are termite proof as there’s been some problems in our region with termites. It’s a front of mind issue for some people and so they really understand the advantage of using a frame made from TRUECORE® steel,” explained Josh. “We’re finding people want to trust the building materials in their home and there’s nothing more important than the home’s structure. Walking through the frame for the first time is when new homeowners really get a sense of what their home will be like and the quality of the structure, it’s a light-bulb moment.”
Ausmar Homes’ clients also value that TRUECORE® steel is backed by a 50-year BlueScope warranty for eligible applicants*, “it’s a big benefit that it comes from BlueScope, it carries a lot of reassurance,” Josh added.
Ausmar Homes is one of the first builders on the Sunshine Coast region to build with lightweight steel frames and they’ve been working closely with their trades to help them upskill.
“We’re one of the first builders around here to do this, so training and getting the trades skilled is important to us. Our trades are already seeing that it’s easier to move product around the site and that lightweight really does have benefits for guys on the tools,” said Josh. “Over time they’re getting quicker as they become more comfortable and familiar with the product.”
Josh is confident that as the trades become more experienced that Ausmar Homes will reap the benefits of fast build times. “The precision, strength and straightness of the frames is fantastic. We’re really pleased to be on the front foot as we think that lightweight steel framing made from TRUECORE® steel is definitely the future,” Josh reflected.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Ausmar Homes and their display locations you can visit their website.