Video Tips For TradIes

Australian Steel Framing would like to thank and Acknowledge Bluescope for the use of their "Tips for Tradies videos" which can also be found on the Bluescope website.

Introduction to holes in steel building frames

2nd Fix Carp Introduction

In this short video we discuss the options available for 2nd fix or mould out carpenters when working with steel house framing, topics discussed include:

Fixing architraves to steel frames

Fixing skirting to steel frames

Fixing door jams to steel frames

Introduction to frame and truss installers

In this short video we introduce the benefits of light gauge steel framing to frame and truss install carpenters, the benfits include:

OH&S advantages for reduction in back complaints when using steel frames and trusses

Quick erection times for steel frames and trusses

No chance of termite damage to the steel framework

Plumbers Introduction

This short video introduces plumbers to the ease of working with steel framed construction

Plumbers tips and tricks

Instillation of plumbing in steel frames is very similar to timber, in fact with the pre punched holes in steel framework the job can be made quicker. In this short video we present the following items:

using the correct hole making tools

using clips for poly pipe

placement of noggins for fittings

Screw fixing steel building frames

In this video we present the following items:

New light weight, high powered battery tools

Snap in fittings and extension bits

Low profile screws

Ergonomic quick drive extensions

collated fasteners

Making holes in steel using a manual hydraulic punch

This video demonstrates making holes using a manual hydraulic punch for

electrical and plumbing fittings

studs, noggins and top plates

To access the supplier details as discussed in the video please click on our links page and visit the Bluescope Truecore web page

Electrician Introduction

This video is a brief introduction for electricians to working with steel framed construction

Sparkies tips and tricks

This video runs through simple tips and tricks for electricians working with steel frame and truss constructions including

most holes are pre punched

use of gromets

use of notched noggins

use of cable ties

where required additional hole making options

time saving tools 

Making Holes in steel using Stainelec metal stud punch

To access the supplier details as discussed in the video please click on our links page and visit the Bluescope Truecore web page

Making Holes in K-braces

This video shows the simple and quick process for marking and making holes in K-braces on steel framed constructions

Mitre Corners

Most corners are pre made in Aus Steel frames however if required this video shows the simple process to make perfect mitres every time. The video shows

the equipment required

the step by step process involved

Plasterers Introduction

This video provides a brief introduction to plasterers when fixing to steel frame and truss constructions. Topics discussed include:

Using the steel studs as a straight edge to cut window openings

New tools available

collated screws

Using templates

With Aus Steel frames and trusses vertually all connections are designed and built in the factory however if required this video provides a step by step guide to using templates for hole making and forming corners in steel framed construction

Using snips to make holes in light gauge steel

This video shows the simple process for cutting holes in steel framed construction and includes

the tools required

a step by step proceedure

the process with "boxed" studs

Working safely with steel

This video is focused on the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safe work practices involved in working with light gauge steel frames and trusses in the residential construction segment.

Electric Shears & Nibblers

This short video introduces the use of electric tools such as nibblers and shears that can simplify working with steel frame and truss construction

Hand cutting light gauge steel with tin snips

Many jobs can be efficiently done through hand cutting with tin snips rather than setting up power tools. This video shows the correct tools for use with light gauge steel framing and the correct processes involved.