LIGHT STEEL FRAME

LIGHT STEEL FRAME

The introduction of Light Steel Frame building in South Africa is one of the most exciting developments in recent times – in both the steel and construction industries.

Perfected over the last half century, Light Steel Frame construction has become the preferred way of building in many countries, including the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

It was only fairly recently introduced to our shores and is now growing at an astounding rate of 25% annually in South Africa.

Compared to traditional building methods, Light Steel Frame construction offers the opportunity to erect structures (from residential and commercial, to industrial and institutional) of a higher quality and with less wastage.
The material is fully customizable to the client’s requirements and the architectural style.

Steel is a superior building material with the future in mind. Apart from allowing green construction practices, building with Light Steel Frame is faster, more predictable, precise and much more cost-effective.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

  • International Product of World Class Standards
  • 50 Years Material Warranty
  • Factory Precision
  • Consistent Material Quality – No Regional Variations
  • Produced in Strict Accordance with National and International Standards
  • Straight Walls & Square Corners Guaranteed
  • Stronger than Brick & Mortar
  • Highest Strength-to-Weight Ratio of any Building Material
  • 600 Year Durability
  • Dimensionally Stable – Does not Expand / Contract with Moisture Content
  • Material Price Stability – Price Spikes Extremely Rare
  • Limited Wastage – Only 2% On-Site Wastage (Conventional Building Methods:  30%)
  • Lower Transport Cost
  • Environmentally Friendly as Steel is the worlds most recycled product.
  • Green Product / Building Methods & Processes
  • 100% Recyclable
  • 68% Industry Recycling Rate
  • 80% Reduced Carbon Footprint
  • Inorganic – Will Not Rot, Swell, Warp, Split, Crack or Creep
  • Invulnerable to Termites, Fungi, Mold and Other Organisms
  • Incombustible – Does Not Burn & Does Not Contribute Fuel to Spread Fires
  • Free of Resin Adhesives & Other Chemicals
  • Ventilation on Moisture Rising
  • Superior Thermal & Acoustic Insulation – 1 500% Better than Brick
  • Not Affected by Weather Conditions
  • Flexible Application – Any Shape & Design
  • Architecturally Attractive
  • Designed to Architect Specifications & Engineering Standards
  • Reduced Foundation Footings & Base Plate Sizes
  • Reduced Foundation Requirements – 10 x Lighter Structure
  • Less Probability of Weather / Wind / Earthquake Damage
  • Easy to Achieve complex designs (For example counter levering)
  • Superior Building Accuracy
  • Quick Assembly – 50% Faster than Brick Building
  • Shorter & More Predictable Construction Schedules
  • Simpler Plumbing & Electrical Installation
  • Better Utilization of Sloping Sites
  • Less Weight Impact
  • Clean, Safe & Orderly Building Site
  • Earlier Occupation for Customers – Thus Allowing Increased Rental Income & Reduced Interest Period on Bond Accounts
  • 4% More Lettable Rental Area – Internal Space Increase
  • Up to 40% Saving on Electricity due to Superior Insulation