Light steel-frame building consists of structural wall frames and roof trusses manufactured from cold-formed structural steel sections. Various interior and exterior cladding options ensure that almost any style of building can be achieved.
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 offering an overall cost saving compared with conventional building.
Steel framing has many advantages over conventional brick and timber structures. A completed house using an internal steel frame, typically clad with exposed face brick or painted plastered finishes, is virtually indistinguishable from homes built using conventional South African techniques.
It is also estimated that steel framing saves up substantially on building costs, mainly owing to reducing construction duration and eliminating a large portion of inefficient site labour.