Light Steel Frame News

Sustainability & Innovation Experts Nick Milestone and Tim Doubell Join UK LGSF Market Leaders Sigmat

7th April 2021
Leeds based offsite specialists Sigmat have announced the appointment of two new directors to further strengthen their innovative leadership team. Internationally renowned offsite innovator and sustainability veteran Nick Milestone joins the...
 

PMJ Risk Solutions Bring Their Expertise to the LSFA

31st March 2021
PMJ Risk Solutions are delighted to now be a full consultant member of the Light steel frame association and the go to Insurance Broker for any member requiring assistance with their contractors insurance. PMJ bring with them over 50 years’...
 

SECURE YOUR PLACE AT THE OFFSITE EVENT OF THE YEAR

31st March 2021
Rarely does an event get such overwhelmingly positive feedback in its launch year but Offsite Expo certainly exceeded expectations. The commendations for this event were universal – visitors, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors all...
 

LSFA: NEW GUIDE TO SPECIFICATION

31st March 2021
Utilising light steel frame as the principle structural component in a building creates many design opportunities. To help understand this better, the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) has launched a new Specification &...
 

Fire Resistance of Light Steel Framing

16th March 2021
Mark Lawson and Andrew Way of the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) discuss issues related to fire resistance of buildings and introduce upcoming new SCI guidance on the fire resistance of light steel framing. Since the Grenfell...
 

Focus on Framing - Putting Steel at the Centre of Construction

15th March 2021
Frank and forthright discussions were the order of the day at a recent Focus on Framing virtual roundtable, seeking to identify many of the key drivers for the specification and sustainability of light steel frame within the offsite...
 

British Land submits plans for 37-storey tower at Broadgate development

15th February 2021
London’s tower builders have been put on notice after British Land submitted long-awaited proposals for a 37-storey office tower at its Broadgate development in the Square Mile designed by Danish architect 3XN. Sir Robert McAlpine has been...
 

Mitigating Risks in Residential Buildings

12th February 2021
Light steel structures fully comply with the requirements of the Building Regulations and leading warranty providers. Performance covers structural, fire, acoustics, thermal, airtightness, weathertightness, shrinkage, programme and accuracy. Here...
 

Dudley firm signs up to Real Living Wage

8th February 2021
A DUDLEY business which has been growing strongly despite the pandemic decided it should ‘give something back’ – so it signed up to pay the Real Living Wage to staff. Frameclad, based on the Pensnett Trading Estate in Kingswinford, aims...
 

DfMA transforms town hall site into new apartments

4th February 2021
Henley Construct, a division of the Henley Homes Group, has completed the transformation of a former council office site in Wembley, building 248 new apartments and retail space using offsite construction. The new apartments and 560m2 of retail...
 

NHBC Foundation reveals new report on the history and future of MMC

4th February 2021
An in-depth new NHBC Foundation report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the house-building industry has just been released. Prefabricated homes have been long-heralded as the future of house building;...
 

LSFA Members Sigmat Announce Partnership with McCarthy and Stone to Deliver New Retirement Communities

2nd February 2021
LSFA members Sigmat and McCarthy & Stone have entered into a major partnership to deliver new retirement communities using Sigmat’s Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) offsite structural solution. Following a detailed selection process, Sigmat...
 

Vega Construction Group Launch "Factory in a can" to manufacture steel frames on site

1st February 2021
Essex based firm Vega Construction Group has launched a “factory in a can” to manufacture steel frames on site, installing a Framecad light gauge steel frame roll forming machine into a shipping container. It means the system can...
 

LSFA Launch Specification & Engineering Guide for Light Steel Frame

11th January 2021
Utilising light steel frame as the principle structural component in a building creates many design opportunities. Engaging the manufacturer's design team early ensures that their knowledge and expertise in the use of the system permeates...
 

JOHN DARLING APPOINTED MD OF NEW WAYS CONSTRUCTION

15th December 2020
Former CIOB Construction Manager of the Year, John Darling, is now MD of New Ways Construction Limited, an innovative new company determined to change the way the UK builds in the Residential Sector. Appointed...
 

 
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