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Clotan Steel can supply all the light steel frame roof trusses, walls, panels and floors needed for your building project. The company offers an on-site production service.

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The Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) is organising two one-day courses which will be presented on consecutive days from end May into early June in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.  The first course is on the updated SANS 517: 2011 Light steel frame building standard and has been organised to assist designers, quantity surveyors, developers and other practitioners to understand and quickly implement the standard.

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SASFA, the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association, recently commissioned the Built Environment Division of the CSIR, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, to conduct a comparative thermal performance analysis for light steel frame housing and masonry housing. The research findings point to the energy efficiency of the light steel frame (LSF) house in terms of a lower need for electricity to power mechanical heating and cooling – to keep the internal temperature within a prescribed comfort range. 

keyboard_arrow_upTrue performance from lightweight steel
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Multinational steel supplier, BlueScope Steel, notes that few elements in the construction process are as important as the core structure of the building. Trusses and structural frames are critical to the security, value and service life of a building. The company highlights the fact that steel frames can be pre-punched to allow electrical and plumbing services to be installed quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, waste is minimised by taking advantage of off-site fabrication of steel building frames.

keyboard_arrow_upAccreditation for light steel frame building systems
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In a first for the local building industry, three companies have received accreditation from the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) www.sasfa.co.za for their light steel frame building (LSFB) systems: Metal Roll Forming SA, MiTek and Vela SBS.