Light Gauge Steel
Light Gauge Steel is the core of MFC. LGS allows us to produce more cost-effective and sustainable buildings while keeping lead times low. Proper utilization of LGS is the perfect solution to modern building needs.
What is Light Gauge Steel?
The utilization of light gauge steel in the building and construction industry has become quite popular due to the benefits it provides. It is a cold-formed type of steel, manufactured by rolling thin strips of steel into different shapes which are later joined using simple fastening methods such as screws. These frames then go on to be assembled to create a full structure.
Light gauge steel is a lightweight, yet durable alternative to traditional construction materials such as wood and concrete that offers high resistance to fire, pests, and other hazards. This feature makes it an ideal choice in areas prone to poor weather conditions. To promote sustainability, light gauge steel can be recycled after use, making it a sustainable construction material that aids the circular economy. The manufacture and assembly of steel frames are remarkably quick allowing for rapid builds where necessary. In conclusion, the benefits of light gauge steel make it an excellent building material for modern-day construction that we have fully embraced and hope to see embraced by more professionals.
Benefits Of Light Gauge Steel Construction
Unlike timber, Light Gauge Steel doesn’t bend, twist, crack or rot. This makes it much more accurate to build with and ensures that the structure will last longer.
A combination of our steel frames and insulation lead to improved U-values. Increasing the thermal efficiency of our buildings and making them more comfortable sustainable and economical.
Light Gauge Steel is capable of being formed into nearly any shape. Due to its stability, it allows for precision building. So you can more easily achieve your vision.
The stability and accuracy of LGS make it perfect for achieving large open spaces. Open-plan lobbies, homes and showrooms are easily achievable with LGSF. Allowing it’s use in any building.
The streamlined production of LGSFs makes them more cost-effective. Less time and trades are required to produce a full structure.
The vast majority of the steel we use has already been recycled. And all of our steel goes on to be recycled. Dues to it’s ease of recyclability LGS is a much more sustainable building.
With proper insulation and wrapping LGS constructed homes become completely airtight. Leaving no gaps for heat to escape or moisture to enter.
The strength-to-weight ratio of steel is very impressive. By utilizing this advantage we are able to build using significantly less material than alternative methods, limiting labour and waste even more.
How We Make Light Gauge Steel
All of our steel frames are made from scratch in our purpose-built facility right here in Meath. We do this for two reasons, it lets us ensure the quality of every frame that goes into our buildings, and it allows us to reduce the environmental impact of long-distance shipping.
We begin by taking thin rolls of steel and cold rolling them using our in-house equipment. This allows us to create LGS sections to various specifications, giving us a huge degree of flexibility in design and ensuring limited waste.
These sections can either be used as single sections or pre assembled frames depending on the needs of our client. If pre-assembled frames are required we roll the steel required and assemble the frames on site.
From there they are transported to our assembly facility nearby in order to for the frames to be assembled into a structure. When we’re done assembling the structure we deliver to you for installation and the finishing touches.
Insulation helps keep the cold out and the heat in. Our comprehensive system makes our builds airtight and highly thermally efficient.
Cladding and render help to provide an extra layer of protection from the elements while letting you put your own personal touch on your build.
Build Your Vision
At Metal Frame Construction we have extensive experience with residential, commercial and public builds. So if you have a project in mind don’t hesitate to fill out our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.