As well as our standard services which cover design and supply of light gauge steel frame, Frameclad can also offer consultancy services to assist both clients and contractors with any light gauge steel frame queries. We can assist at the very outset of schemes right through to their conclusion offering consultancy on all aspects of light steel framing at any stage of the project.
At tender stage, we perform a technical appraisal of the scheme and this will generally include an indicative mark up based on architectural details provided, façade design and in load bearing options a detailed mark-up identifying the loadbearing elements we have incorporated within the design. These can then be incorporated as part of an installer’s tender submission.
Frameclad will engineer, design and produce bespoke systems, sections and fabrications to provide cost effective solutions to the unique conditions that often prevail on site. Full detailed construction drawings can be provided.
A full set of calculations, sections and details are provided along with elevations and plans that show every SFS element within the building.
Coordinated with the project team (Architects, Structural Engineers, Main Contractors and Other Trades) drawings are provided for approval, amended and then issued as a construction pack to the installer.
In order to provide the required drawings a full set of architects sections, elevations, plans and details will be required in dwg and pdf format. We would require a 3D model of the primary structure in .ifc/Db1 files if available.
From this the design process will take between 2-6 weeks to achieve construction status drawings in a phased approach dependant on project size.
Our design services are provided using software that is fully BIM compliant. We can then use the architects and engineers BIM models to ensure full compliance with the design intent. We can then also provide a model during the comment and approval process.
When all comments have been included and agreed details and drawings are signed off to “construction status” – at this point the designers role is not finished – the next phase is to extract full digital production information to drive the manufacturing operation.