Not when you consider quality! A steel frame gives value for money. It is the premium quality product which sets the benchmark. It has so many advantages over timber, even top quality timber, that comparisons are rarely, if ever, valid. Timber comes in many types and grades and its price fluctuates. If compared with top quality timber, and taking into account all the benefits of steel frames,they are more than competitively priced. The fact that steel frames are increasingly in demand and steel framing suppliers continue to thrive in their business, is proof of this.