The deck you see is supported by only three posts. That is made possible because we used Trex Elevations steel framing, which is stronger and creates a more even surface over traditional wood framing.
The above picture showcases the superior strength of steel framing. The homeowner didn't want any posts obstructing their door and windows. We were able to place the two posts in the far corners and span nearly 20' with a steel beam.
These steel joists cantilever 4' beyond the beam, about twice as much as wood of equal size.
Because of the unique nature of a steel ledger, we were able to easily wrap the framing around this existing circular spa.
This project is in a high fire zone, so we chose Trex Elevations for the clear benefit over wood in such an area. In the end we found there are many more benefits to using steel framing.