The LSF frame is assembled from cold formed galvanized steel profiles. In the gaps between the elements of the frame heat insulation material is placed and the frame is supplied with surface layers made of various materials, forming a layered structure.
Steel is widely used in the construction of multi-storey buildings. However, steel construction is seldom used and is traditionally considered uneconomical for landed properties. In many parts of the world, timber, structural brickwork and reinforced concrete construction is usually preferred for landed properties.
Over the years, various improved systems have been developed for use in landed properties. An economical light gauge steel frame system is increasingly being used in America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This light gauge steel frame is developed through a cold-formed process without the use of heat. This process enables steel manufacturers to produce light-weight but high tensile steel sheets. The sheet surface is coated with a zinc alloy that completely covers the steel surface and seals it from the corrosive action of its environment. This results in buildings that are more solid, rigid, stronger, durable and easier to build.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LGSF SYSTEM:
– The light construction LGSF frame is assembled from cold formed galvanized steel profiles. In the gaps between the elements of the frame heat insulation material is placed and the frame is supplied with surface layers made of various materials, forming a layered structure.
– Generally, the elements of the frame structure are constructed of C profiles with a dry, assembly style building technology. Numerous steel fasteners, stiffeners and other complementary profiles are connected to the basic elements of the structure.
– The applied materials filling the gaps between the elements of the frame not only perform heat insulation, but also meet acoustical requirements and they are an efficient fire protection tool.