Our expertise in steel framing solutions means we can supply a complete load bearing stand structure on-site . Our load bearing stand alone structure includes roofs, walls, floors, door/ window openings, bracing and external finishes ideal for stand alone low rise structures.
Components are designed, detailed and manufactured at our advanced production facility then delivered to site in stick or panelised form.
This fast track process is ideal for housing schemes with high volume requirements. Offering light but robust design of all components makes our steel framing solution onsite ideal for housing projects with particular delivery requirements.
From advice on floor and wall build ups, to a complete detailing service, our expert technical team is here to ensure each steel standalone structure offers optimal performance according to acoustic, fire and thermal requirements
WHERE STEEL FRAME STRUCTURES ARE USED
Steel construction is most often used in
- High rise buildings because of its strength, low weight, and speed of construction
- Industrial buildings because of its ability to create large span spaces at low cost
- Warehouse buildings for the same reason
- Residential buildings in a technique called light gauge steel construction
- Temporary Structures as these are quick to set up and remove
TYPES OF STEEL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
There are several types of steel building construction. Steel construction is also called steel fabrication.
Conventional Steel Fabrication is when teams of steel fabricators cut members of steel to the correct lengths, and then weld them together to make the final structure. This can be done entirely at the construction site, which is labour-intensive, or partially in a workshop, to provide better working conditions and reduce time.
Bolted Steel Construction occurs when steel fabricators produce finished and painted steel components, which are then shipped to the site and simply bolted in place. This is the preferred method of steel construction, as the bulk of the fabrication can be done in workshops, with the right machinery, lighting, and work conditions. The size of the components are governed by the size of the truck or trailer they are shipped in, usually with a max length of 6m (20ft) for normal trucks or 12m (40ft) for long trailers. Since the only work to be done at site is lifting the steel members into place (with cranes) and bolting, the work at site is tremendously fast. Pre-engineered buildings are an example of bolted steel construction that is designed, fabricated, shipped and erected by one company to the owner.
Light Gauge Steel Construction is a type of construction that is common for residential and small buildings in North America and parts of Africa. This is similar to wood framed construction, except that light gauge steel members are used in place of wood and concrete two-by-fours. Light gauge steel is steel that is in the form of thin (1-3mm) sheets of steel that have been bent into shape to form C-sections or Z-sections.