The advent of light steel frame building in South Africa is one of the most exciting Developments in recent times in the steel and building industries. While this method of building has been used in the US, Europe and Australia for decades, it was only recently introduced to our shores. It offers quality, cost efficiency and speed of erection for low-rise residential and non-residential buildings
What is Light Steel Frame Building?
Light steel frame building consists of structural wall frames and roof trusses, manufactured from cold formed light gauge galvanized steel sections. With an MgO Board fixed to the interior steel frame and hand packed concrete mix for the fill. Exterior cladding consists of an insulated plaster finish. Services – electricity and plumbing – are installed in the wall cavity created by the light steel
Advantages of Light Steel Frame Building
Light steel frame building offers a wide range of benefits when compared with conventional building or other framing materials, in terms of quality, cost, durability and speed. Reduced wastage, lower logistical costs and reduced time of construction could offer cost savings of 20% or more, compared with conventional building.