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.