Light Steel Frame Building

Light steel frame building has been around for 50+ years but has only lately become available to the South African market. Shospec are certain that this is the way forward when it comes to building new structures. Light Steel Frame Building offers quality, cost efficiency and speed of erection for low-rise residential and non-residential buildings.

The LSF building method consists of sections of structural wall panels, with the optional addition of trusses, these are made from 0.8mm gauge, high strength galvanised steel coil. These are put together using rivets or self-tapping screws to form the structural wall and roof panels, which are erected on foundations and floor slabs. Once erected, the walls are cladded externally and internally, incorporating plumbing and electrical services.

Shospec’s innovative and efficient LSF building technique aids in bringing South Africa in line with international building trends and presents a viable and, often, preferable construction method in an ever-evolving industry.

The Benefits:

  • Non-combustible.
  • Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.
  • Galvanized steel resists rust and corrosion.
  • Bolts, screws and welds resist wind and seismic stress better than nails.
  • Does not deplete forests and is 100% recyclable.
  • Walls designed to exceed government energy efficient standards.
  • Improved product quality with vertical, true and straight surfaces.
  • Outstanding design flexibility and Quality of finishes.
  • Cleaner building site with less rubble to remove from site.
  • Reduction in site supervision and labour.
  • Multiple access holes in each stud significantly simplify wiring & plumbing.
  • Up to 40% saving in construction time.