Light Gauge Steel Residential Housing

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You’ve found the perfect site and now you want to build your dream traditional home. Whether it’s Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian the advantages of building your dream period house using metal frame construction far outnumber traditional period methods

Metal frame construction  has many of the advantages over traditional building methods. They are light, and allow quick building without heavy tools or equipment. Every component can easily be carried by hand – a house is like a carpentry job on a larger scale.  It is able to shape itself to any form, and can be clad and insulated with a wide range of materials.  It is easy to change or modify this construction at any point in its lifespan.

The house below is approx 3500 sq ft ( 330 sq metres ) and although it has the appearance of a 200 year old Victorian house is was actual fact built in 2014.  It’s built of a metal frame construction with a traditional stone face finish.  Inside it has all the luxuries of a modern home and has the latest technology in underfloor heating. There is also large areas of open plan living throughout the house and the staircase pictured below traverses to a 2nd floor level to the attic space.

THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT AND FINISHED IN 5 MONTHS.

It is open to view at any time once an appointment is made through MFC

Kitchen steel frame house

steel frame interior stairs
steel frame hosue hallway

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Benefits of building in Light Gauge Steel

1.  Versatility & Long Spans
Steel is 100% accurate unlike timber.

2 . Long spans open spaces
Steel allows Architects to design large
wide open living spaces.

3. Cost effectiveness
Steel is cost effective because of speed of construction and less trades are needed.

4 Won’t rot twist or crack
Unlike timber, steel does not rot, twist or crack , is galvanised and has a long life span.

5. Built of site benefits
Pre fabricated indoors – so there is no-time loss to weather.

6. Environmental
75% of steel used in light gauge steel houses is recycled.
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7. Weight to strength ratio
It takes a lot less to achieve your building design.

8. BER Rated
High BER rating achieved.
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9. Air tightness
Easily achieved with a steel framed
System.

10. U values
Highest U values easily achieved with
Steel Framed systems.