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Building the future

A new business is helping address the housing shortage in the New England region, opening its doors in Armidale.


FRAME Truss is a family-run business that will provide the region with Australian steel house frames, dramatically cutting down waste and construction times.


Northern Tablelands MP, Adam Marshall said any new business to open its doors is a cause for celebration, but this one will in particular will bring huge benefits to the whole region.



Owner Gordon Burke developed the business alongside his two sons Nicholas and Thomas.


They have a strong focus on sustainability and being Australian manufactured.


“Their frames are designed not to shrink, twist or warp over time, nor contribute to the spread of fire or attract termites," said Mr Marshall.

“We know the biggest restriction to getting new homes on the market in our region is not land, nor council approvals, but the lengthy construction delays due to a finite skilled workforce.

“These frames can be manufactured and stood up on site in almost half the time a conventional wooden frame takes, helping ensure people can get their dream homes that much faster.”


They are 100 per cent Australian Steel and 100 per cent renewable energy.


They are focussed on minimising their carbon footprint and becoming a key player in the circular economy recycling all their minimal waste which makes up less than one per cent of the material used.


They are also providing jobs for the intellectually disabled through APM employment in Armidale, bringing a whole new labour pool in to helping solve the housing crisis.


“What an outstanding new business in our region which will positively impact our local economy,” applauded Mr Marshall.


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