Fully designed and engineered solutions using Light gauge steel frame for the construction industry
Frameclad utilise cutting edge technology and manufacturing equipment to deliver factory quality, precision made materials direct to site. This takes many forms:
Stud & Track – bespoke manufactured “C” and “U” sections to create infill walling systems – generally used into pre-formed framework openings within reinforced concrete and hot rolled steel construction platforms.
Load Bearing Solutions – self-supporting structural light gauge steel frame buildings using Modern Methods of Construction and Offsite manufacture techniques Frameclad design, engineer and manufacture walls, floors and roof elements to provide lightweight, fast solutions to help your project become a reality.
High Bay walling – certain projects require full height separating wall solutions – Frameclad’s high tech Light gauge Steel Framing facilities can create almost any separating feature in a continuous form.
Continuous Walling - Sometimes known as oversail system – this method of light gauge steel frame usage enables the SFS external skeleton to oversail the edges of the main frame structure (whether steel, CLT or reinforced concrete). Typically fixed back to the main frame by using overhanging brackets or cleats. The main advantages of this type of system are to maximise internal floor area and to take out many lateral inconsistencies in slab or frame edge.
Light Gauge Steel Framing
Light gauge steel framing offers a lot of incredible benefits for construction companies. It can be used in a variety of different projects and many construction businesses are starting to rely more heavily on it due to light gauge steel framing being versatile, easy to use, sustainable, and durable. If you have not explored the benefits of using a light gauge steel frame in your construction projects, here's everything you need to know.
What is Light Gauge Steel Framing?
Light gauge steel framing systems are structural frames made using cold formed steel. They can be used for residential, light commercial, and light industrial applications. They offer much more versatility than wood or concrete frames because they can be used to create a wide range of different structures, including load bearing frames.
Light gauge steel framing systems are ultra-lightweight compared to other materials like lumber or concrete. They are perfect for applications that require less structural support and can be attached directly into the light gauge steel framing system. This ultra-lightweight makes light gauge steel frame structures much easier to move around and install.
Light gauge steel framing systems can be used for a wide variety of different applications. They are easy to install in residential, light commercial, and light industrial buildings. Steel can be formed into any shape that you need, so light gauge steel framing suppliers can create custom products to meet the specific needs of your project.
Increased Construction Speed
As light gauge steel framing systems are lightweight, they can be installed quickly. By utilising light gauge steel frame systems within your construction projects, you can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a project by as much as 30%. The installation process is also a lot easier due to light gauge steel frames not requiring the use of specialist tools or heavy equipment.
Light gauge steel framing is an excellent choice for green construction projects. Steel is the most recycled material in the world and light gauge steel frames can be reused again and again without having any negative effects on the environment. In recent years, the steel industry has been making changes to reduce CO2 emissions during the manufacturing and recycling process; making light gauge steel the ideal, eco-friendly manufacturing.
High-Quality and Durability
If light gauge steel framing is installed correctly, it can last for decades without any problems. Light gauge steel is superior to wood in terms of longevity and light gauge steel frames are also easier to maintain between projects. It’s also completely resistant to pests and can easily withstand harsh weather conditions over long periods of time. The reliability of light gauge steel framing is monitored and improved by the Light Steel Frame Association.
Reduced Site Constraints
Light gauge steel framing is also perfect for reducing site constraints. This is because the manufacturing and fabrication process takes place off-site, within a factory setting. Not only does this allow you to monitor, control and minimise energy use and pollution such as dust and noise, but you'll also be able to reduce the number of visits to the site, reducing the amount of time a construction project takes to complete. Additionally, due to there being no prep work required to put light gauge steel framing together on-site, you will be able to save time, which in turn, will save you money.
Why Wait? Take The Next Step Today
Working with light gauge steel framing systems can help you improve efficiency, save money, while also improving sustainability on your next construction project.
Take the next step and enquire about Frameclad’s light gauge steel framing solutions today by using our quick and easy contact form. You can also get in touch with a member of the Frameclad team today on 01384 401 114 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.