Light steel frame building is a term used internationally to define a building system where the main structural elements consist of structural wall frames, roof trusses and floor joists manufactured from cold-formed light gauge galvanised steel.
While this method of building has been used around the world for more than 50 years, it has now become one of the preferred methods due to the high quality, energy efficiency and cost savings Light Steel Frame Building has to offer.
- Steel is high in strength and durable resulting in safer structures and little maintenance.
- Steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of all building materials.
- Galvanised steel resists rust and corrosion.
- Using steel as a building material enables exceptional design flexibility and versatility in building.
- Steel is fire retardant.
- Resists termites, fungi, borers and rodents, mould and mildew.
- Other than during the galvanising process, no excess chemicals are used to treat steel as used in the treatment for timber.
- Small probability for foundation problems because of the lightweight of structure and strong connections.
- Steel is 100% recyclable.
- Steel does not expand and contract with differentiation in humidity.
- Steel offers protection against lightning strikes.
- Does not interfere with TV, radio or cellphone signals.
- It serves as a good sound insulator.
Roofing options suitable for light steel frame buildings
- Concealed Fix
- Pierced Fix
Cladding options suitable for light steel frame buildings
- Magnesium Oxide Board
- Lightweight Concrete
- Fibre Cement Board
- Vapour Permeable Membrane
- OBS Board
The complete package
GRS has partnered with experienced installers and project managers in order to handle large projects. GRS is thus positioned to offer design and supply, as well as the full package, on sizeable projects.