The Cost of LGSF Constructions are variable according to the Type of Design, Type of Cladding Materials, Type of Insulation Materials and Type of Finishing Materials used. You can work out the costing for Extremely low cost Govt Mass Housing Projects, You can work out for Mid Segment, You can work out for Premium Segment market too, according to the building materials and technology used.
"Galvanized Cold Formed Steel will not crack, shrink, splinter, creep, split, warp, swell or rot. Steel is impervious to termites and wood destroying insects."
Steel’s strength and non-combustible properties offer greater protection for your home and family. Choosing steel-framing can eliminate high wind, fire, and lightning damage to your home.
Steel framing is your environmentally friendly residential framing choice. In comparison it takes 40-50 mature trees versus six recycled cars to frame a 200 square meter home. You can quickly appreciate the value of steel today and the impact on generations to come.
The overall recycling rate of the steel industry is 86%, the highest of any industry in the world. This offers an environmentally sound alternative for framing. Recycled framing is a valuable commodity that typically does not end up in a landfill.
With Superior Insulations, Thermal Wraps, Insulated Cladding Materials, Steel framed walls are unaffected by temperature or humidity changes, more of the heating and air-conditioning cost remain inside the house, saving money spent on utility bills.
Positive connections and the strength of steel provide great protection against earthquake and hurricanes. A lighter structure with stronger connections results in less damage from seismic force. Steel’s high ductility makes it the best construction material for earthquake resistant design. LGSF Uses High Tensile 550MPA Steel which is best suited for Earthquake prone regions.
Yes, galvanized steel provides better rust protection. The reason is that zinc, through its sacrificial galvanic action, can “heal” cuts, scratches and abrasions in the steel. With the rough handling that construction products receive, as well as the cutting, drilling, shearing and fastening of members, the coating gets cut and scraped away. The galvanized coating works better than the enamel at covering areas that are cut or scratched.
No. Steel framing is recommended by the Healthy House Institute for chemically sensitive and environmentally conscious homeowners who seek good indoor air quality. Steel frames do not need to be treated for termites and are free of resin adhesives and chemicals normally present in other construction materials.
No. A steel frame home will look exactly like any other home. The same exterior finishes can be applied to a steel frame as those applied in standard construction.
Yes. Since steel framing enables larger spans in the design of the home, fewer interior load bearing walls are needed, making renovation very easy while allowing more flexibility in design.
No. The use of zinc coating on the steel framing protects the steel from corrosion for the life of the structure. Also the Steel is completely covered with insulation and cladding materials.
Yes. A steel frame actually allows more protection for the occupants since it provides a direct path to the ground in the event of a lightning strike. This reduces the likelihood of explosions or secondary fire. More safer than Conventional structures.
There are a range of products for cladding the exterior of the building like Fiber Cement Boards, Gypsum Boards, MGO Boards, etc. Also additional exterior claddings can be done with brick, weatherboard, concrete boards etc. All with excellent thermal properties and Fire ratings.
A wide range of insulation solutions like Rockwool, Glasswool, Foam Concrete, CLC, Styrofoam, EPS, etc can be used as Infill Insulation.
Definitely Possible. You can build Vertical extensions with LGSF Technology over any existing building.
If we talk about 100% LGS Technology, then the limitation is usually upto 10 storied buildings as the maximum gauge thickness used is usually 2mm. But If we build HYBRID CONSTRUCTIONS of LGS with combination of other technologies like RCC Frames or Heavy Gauge Hot Rolled Steel Frames, then there is no upper limit.