Terra-Steel Homes

Natural, Healthy and Safer Steel Homes for your family.

Imagine a Steel Home constructed using totally natural, nontoxic materials and healthy building methods …an energy efficient steel home in which you and your family will feel living according to nature. A Steel Frame Home that protects the environment during construction and for a lifetime of energy savings. A steel frame home that will provide safety and protection for your family. In few words, a high-quality steel home for a high quality family life.
This home is available today: Is a Terra-Steel home, by Sunway Homes.

A Terra-Steel building under construction

Background

Home construction with earth walls has been made in all continents except Antarctica for thousands of years, presenting two ancestral flaws: a vulnerability to water and a structural weakness. The Terra-Steel system developed by Sunway Homes resolves the two flaws, allowing the construction of low cost, sustainable, high quality, natural, safer and healthy steel homes.
Eco-Friendly

One of Sunway Homes’ core values is the protection of our environment. The actual construction of houses has a very high embodied energy. (The total energy spent on the manufacturing of the building materials and on homes construction).

A Terra-Steel hotel building under construction

Patented

Sunway Homes invented Terra-Steel, a new construction system which reduces a 70% of the embedded energy of exterior walls, contributing to lowering the emission of hazardous carbon monoxide and other destructive contaminants into the atmosphere. (Patent MX285246. Patents pending worldwide)

A finished Terra-Steel hotel building

A new construction system: Stronger, better, safer and healthier.

Terra-Steel  construction system consists of a synergistic combination of specially designed steel structures with earth walls. The monolithic walls work with the structure providing a gigantic additional strength versus lateral loads, being particularly attractive in areas exposed to tornadoes and hurricanes.

A Terra-Steel hotel building under construction

Healthy Steel Homes

The Terra-Steel system allows the construction of natural, healthy homes free of a variety of environmental health and safety concerns including: mold, lead, allergens and asthma causing factors, termite fighting pesticides, Phenol-formaldehyde resins and radon.

Rammed Earth

The following is not a Terra-Steel home. It is a rammed earth house presented by the renowned environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki, and  belongs to Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who.

It is a rammed earth home framed with wood. The difference is that we use steel structures.

Take a look inside, and pay attention to the environmental and health benefits.

Terra-Steel homes will protect your family during hurricanes and Tornadoes

Our Terra-Steel Homes are much stronger against wind loads, because of the synergistic combination of our steel structures and the monolithic, solid walls. A Terra-Steel Home feels as strong as rock.

Great Wall in China, built with  rammed earth 22 centuries ago

Rammed earth is extremely durable. Sections of the Great Wall of China were built 2,200 years ago with non stabilized rammed earth construction and they are still in pristine conditions today. We stabilize our Terra-Steel walls with a small percentage of cement  in the mix, making them totally waterproof.

Technically our Terra-Steel walls can stand in good shape for hundreds of years.

Most people begin their home construction project with the dream that it will last a lifetime. With Terra-Steel Homes, this doesn’t have to be only a dream. Terra-Steel means strength, giving you the confidence that you are providing the best structure and the best investment possible for your family, protecting  our environment and your family’s health and safety.

Your home is your castle, and with Terra-Steel Homes you can build a fortress for your family’s future.