LYNNFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One Lynnfield developer is pushing wood aside and testing out some other materials to build houses.
Lynnfield Developer, Alb-Illyrians Housing, is building a 56-hundred-square-foot home entirely made out of steel and concrete.
"It's a fireproof home, has all metal [and] concrete inside, metal roofing, cement siding," said Developer Peter Kastriot Qirici.
He gave WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe a tour of the inside of the storm-resistant building.
Kastriot Qirici said with prices going up, he decided to look into some materials alternative to wood.
"This is the first one actually, we just want to test this due to the high price of lumber, we want to find a solution for the construction industry," he said.
According to Allied Buildings, one steel building company, using steel produces less scrap waste and can reduce labor costs compared to building with wood.
Kastriot Qirici says he is hoping the concept of steel and concrete homes catches on.