Benefits of LSF Construction

Utilising Light Steel Frame (LSF) structures as the offsite manufacturing product of choice has many benefits when compared to other construction methods and building technologies. LSF has a high strength to weight ratio, making systems the lightest material for a load-bearing frame whilst still maintaining a robust structure.

The main benefits of utilising light steel frame construction are as follows:

Established and certified

• Proven and versatile technology with an established supply chain
• Third party certified to industry standards, i.e. BS EN etc.
• Fully compatible with BIM modelling

Quality

• Quality product manufactured in factory-controlled environments
• Accuracy of design, manufacture, and installation
• A robust product which can create long spans, large openings and concrete floors

Excellent performance characteristics

• Fire, thermal, acoustic, air tightness, weathertightness and lower embodied carbon
• Reduced risk from fire/arson in the construction phase
• Lighter construction means reduced foundation materials and costs

Sustainability

• A high percentage of the steel used is recycled with end-of-life potential for re-use
• Contributing to BREEAM Excellent with A and A+ products
• Minimum disturbance to the locality during construction with fewer deliveries

Speed of build

• Reduced programme times and prelims
• Reduced labour on site
• Early access for follow-on trades

In summary LSF…
• is manufactured in factory-controlled conditions for superior quality
• provides speed in construction ensuring faster delivery
• is a safer form of construction improving onsite health and safety

• reduces site labour requirement increasing resource efficiency

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