Steel Wall Frames

With a steel frame house a standard wall panel, other than using a different material, is much the same as a Basic Timber Wall Panel.

Once it comes to a panel with openings there are a few differences as the sketch below shows:

Typical differences are:

Diagonal Brace

The diagonal braces are used (instead of a panel of sheet material in the timber frame) to resist sideways forces on the frame.

Lintel

Rather than a solid beam a truss structure is formed to carry loads over the opening.

 

 

Also check the following links:

Brick Veneer

House Construction – The Frame

Timber or Steel Frame