Down in the Cape, a new student housing development is under construction as part of a large-scale project addressing the housing shortage for students at Stellenbosch University. This development, called Tygerberg 3, is the third installment of the housing development and is being built using Light Steel Frame (LSF) as a means of reducing construction time as well as long-term maintenance costs, without sacrificing style or quality. Tygerberg 3 is made up of 25 pods of 8 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in each, totaling 200 bedrooms and 50 bathrooms, with a common kitchen area and “socialising” (read: party) room. The developers have also highlighted how using LSF can improve the environmental integrity of the building by being energy and water efficient.
We’ve been saying this all along! So it’s great to see LSF catching on around the country as a complete, and environmentally conscious, building solution. Read more about this innovative project here.