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Light Steel Frame

Light Steel Frame

We can build light gauge steel frame constructions that are suited for any type of projects. Residential or industrial projects, topping up, renovation or modular solutions? With our light steel frame technology building becomes fast, easy, and above all cost-effective.
Discover here all the advantages of steel frame constructions.

Our cold-formed light steel frame profiles are well suited for any type of construction project: building with light steel frame is an innovative solution with numerous applications. We have a variety of widths and gauges on offer, for all your projects

  • Advantages of Steel frame construction
  • Steel frame construction applications
  • Stages of a project

Advantages Of Steel Frame Construction

Steel Framing Is A Fast Building Method

Every entrepreneur’s goal is to finish a project on time or better yet, ahead of schedule. With steel framing it’s possible! This allows for considerable savings

  • Reduction of overhead and managment costs connected to a project
  • Reduction of financial burdens
  • Faster revenue due to earlier commissioning of the building
  • Less disturbance for users/clients with steel framing

Our steel framing building method is based on smart prefabrication. This allows for a fast implementation on site, reducing project costs.
In an optimal situation,  Steel framing can be erected in 40% of the time needed for traditional buildings. Total building time can be reduced by 60% with steel framing
The light weight steel framing can be mounted with great speed.  A precise prefabrication accelerates the work on site and prevents errors.  The time saving is considerable compared to traditional buildings or even wood framing.  This is often the decisive factor to choose for steel framing.

Quality And Efficiency With Steel Framing

Steel is a high quality material, produced following the strictest of procedures. The design of cold-formed steel framing structures is implemented in the Euro codes 3.
Efficiency
The number of possible facade finishes for steel framing and steel constructions guarantee a large architectural freedom. For the interal organization, the large free spans open up possibilities thanks to the cold-formed construction system.

 

Steel Framing Is Sustainable

A Product Both Ecological And Recyclable

  • Steel framing construction offers many advantages regarding sustainable development. We continuously improve the sustainability of its products
  • We use 100% recyclable steel
  • Producing a house with steel framing requires less energy than the production of the same house in wood or traditional methods.
  • Waste is minimized with steel framing
  • Pristine job site as most assembly is done in the workshop

Reducing Pollution With Steel Framing

  • Steel is an inert material with no impact on the surroundings
  • The prefabricated steel parts are made in the workshop in controlled circumstances with the aid of technologies that reduce pollution and save energy
  • Pollution during transport is limited by a reduced number of cargo and fewer commutes by the skilled workers
  • No pollution on site during construction with steel framing

Quick Construction, No Detrimental Environmental Effects

Thanks to this steel structuretechnology , your job site will be far less dependent on weather circumstances. Due to the prefabrication, the entire building time can be reduced with 40 to 60% compared to traditional building methods. Transportational movements are limited, reducing the nuisance for neighbours. Time reduction can be a very important factor, when you realize how high the costs can soar for an entrepreneur in case of delays.

Clean Site With Steel Framing

A dry site is a clean site. Not only eliminates the steel frame any waste on site, due to its prefabrication, it also does not require any water being used on site. While steel framing you’re site will always be clean.

Reduced Costs With Steel Framing

The total cost of a building depends on the raw materials, the design, the craftsmanship but also of the necessary equipment and machines on site. Building with a steel framing construction allows for more productivity. Compared to a wooden frame or traditional building methods, steel framing offers reduced on site costs. The high degree of prefabrication of steel constructions eases working on site.
A study shows that choosing for a metal structure offers considerable cost saving on multiple levels : infrastructure and foundations, structure, installation on site

Financial Advantage For The Final Client With Steel Framing

Thanks to a fast implementation on site, the financial advantages for the end user are quite interesting

  • Lower costs for equipment and site management
  • Reduced site related costs : crane, staff, rent,…

Reduced interest to pay

 

Steel Frame Construction: Applications

Steel Frame For Residential Buildings

Steel frame structures are very well suited to build dwellings of the highest standards.  This construction method offers, amongst others, these advantages

  • Thermal insulation
  • Acoustical insulation
  • Durability of steel frame
  • Quality and speed of construction
  • Architectural freedom of steel frame

Industrial Construction With Steel Frame

The steel frames are an ideal solution to erect industrial buildings. It is possible to create large free spans, creating useful spaces for warehouses, workshops, storage, etc.

  • Possibility to create large free spans with steel frame
  • Interesting structure from an architectural point of view
  • Structure can be easily adapted for future uses
  • Fast and cost efficient construction


Multiple Floor Residential With Steel Frame

Using steel frames is the ideal solution for multiple floor buildings (over 8 storeys).  As a building material, steel is known for its elastic behaviour with a large strength and stiffness.  Steel is able to sustain important tensile and compression tensions, up to its yield strength.

  • Life span of metal structure
  • Seismic resistance of steel frame
  • Excellent thermal and acoustical values
  • Non combustible
  • Fast installation of steel frame


Extension In Steel Frame

Thanks to the architectonic precision of steel framing, this building method is perfect for extending existing homes. We can adapt the look and feel of the extension to your home. Less work on site means less disturbance. These are some of the advantages of steel frame.

Modular Solutions In Steel Frame

The prefabrication can be taken up a notch, as it is possible to create completely prefabricated modules in the workshop with steel frame. These modules can be completely finished in the workshop with all necessary tools and appliances at hand. This obviously results in a faster installation on site. Modular building can offer a solution for urgent needs such as

  • Temporary living spaces
  • Storage space
  • Offices and home extensions
  • Sanitary facilities

Solar Structures

Thanks to its high resistance to corrosion, our steel constructions are well suited for solar structures. The steel structures are made to measure and are easily installed. Many suppliers of solar panels are replacing their aluminum profiles with steel due to its resistance and ability to carry important loads.
The steel frame we are using have a coating consisting of zinc and magnesium. This coating offers a resistance to corrosion that is at least ten times better than normal galvanized steel, even in extreme environmental circumstances.

Steel Frame In Renovation

Cold formed steel is particularly well suited for renovations (interior walls, flooring,…). The elements can be predimensioned and pre-assembled in the workshop. Being light weight, the steel frame panels are easy to handle and manipulate, even in spaces with limited accessibility.
Specifically for flooring, dry construction offers plenty of advantages. There is no need for wet concrete, significantly reducing weight of the floor as well as drying times.

Steel Frame For Topping Up

Thanks to the lightness of the structure, the beSteel system is particularly efficient when topping up an existing building.
In some cases, adding an extra floor on top of the roof, is simply too much of an extra load for the existing building when using traditional methods. It is precisely in those cases that light weight cold formed steel is the perfect solution. The lighter the structure, the fewer adaptations to the existing building foundations are needed.

Commercial Constructions In Steel Frame

Structures in steel frame are an excellent solution to building commercial property.

  • Possibility to create large free spans with steel frame
  • Flexibility and adaptability of the buildings
  • Pre-assembly results in less work on site, saving you time and money

Durable construction

Stages Of A Project

Stage 1: Design

The design is done with Computer Assisted Design software that is directly connected to the production process. This increases the efficiency, improves quality and precision while minimizing waste. The project is designed fully in three dimensions, based on the building plans provided by our clients. This is later divided into two dimensional panels to prepare the production sheets.

Stage 2: Dimensions And Calculations

The statical calculations and the technique of connecting and resolving construction nodes are two challenges when building with light steel framing. We work closely together with specialized engineers to take care of these issues in a builder/user-friendly way.

Stage 3: Production

Cold forming steel means the steel coil is deformed in order to obtain a certain shape of profile. This technique consists in the deformation of a steel coil by passing it through a series of rollers – mounted on a profile line. Profiles are produced with a precision of 1/10th mm.

Stage 4: Assembly

The profiles are assembled in the workshop to form two dimensional panels according to an assembly sheet. The mechanical connectors used on the profiles can vary, according to the type of project : it can be either bolts, rivets or screws. We use screws, as they proved the better connection during testing while maintaining ease of use.

Stage 5: Transport

All of the steel panels can be charged on a freight transport. The prefabricated panels reduce the transport of material and personnel to the site, decreasing your energy consumption.

Stage 6: Erection On Site

Steel panels are delivered “just in time” on site. They can be erected with great speed. The cost for site management, the logistical organization and the construction time are considerably reduced. Building with cold formed steel allows you to be more productive.
Most of the time, erection done by our clients. In case you are a private person, or if you do not have previous experience with this building method, we can put you in touch with a skilled partner.

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