Weight

30% to 60% Lighter

The Case for Light Gauge Steel: WEIGHT - 30% to 60% Lighter

HOWICK - WEIGHT REDUCTIONS USING LIGHT GAUGE STEEL

30% LIGHTER THAN TIMBER & 60% LIGHTER THAN CONCRETE

 

 ...using light gauge steel roll forming technology from Howick FRAMA machines...

 

Steel framing is made from thin gauge, high tensile steel. This makes the frames approximately a third of the weight of traditional timber framing. Steel components are lighter and stronger than both wood and concrete products. Studies* have shown that steel is 30% lighter than wood and 60% lighter than concrete. 

Because steel weights less, the transport costs are significantly lower^. The lightweight nature of steel means that it is easier to move around - reducing transportation and fuel use.

 

*The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Steel Frame Construction

The Steel Frame Advantage

Concrete vs. steel

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

10 reasons to use steel in residential construction