Why Light Gauge Steel - Weight

30% to 60% Lighter

Light gauge steel produced by roll-forming technology is 30% lighter1 than timber and 60% lighter2 than concrete

Steel framing is manufactured from thin gauge, high tensile steel. As a result, the frames are approximately a third of the weight of traditional timber framing. Steel framing produces a lighter and stronger structure than both timber framing and concrete products1, resulting in higher earthquake and wind load strength.

The lightweight nature of steel means that it is easier to move around - reducing transportation costs3 and fuel use. Your workforce will also thank you.

 

1 Frequently Asked Questions about Light Steel Framed Housing (LSF)

2 Concrete vs. steel

3 10 reasons to use steel in residential construction

 

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