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  • Will Steel framing rust?
    No, Steel framing members are coated with enhanced zinc and aluminum coating. Which protects the steel from corrosion. Following are the typical coating used for projects.
  • Will light steel frame buildings look different?
    No, steel-framed building or home is 100% compatible with all standard building finishes and quality. We will finish your home with exact interior and exterior finishes you would use for a traditionally constructed home/building.
  • How many floors can a cold-formed building go up to?
    Several 8 story building has been constructed in the USA and Europe using cold-formed steel framing. The first 8 story building in the USA built with steel framing was completed in 1999 in Seattle, Washington (a high seismic area). Mid-rise buildings (5 or 6 levels) in cold-formed steel are also very common and many have been built around the world in the past 20 years or so. From an engineering point of view, there is no limit on the number of stories that can be built with cold-formed steel framing.
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  • What is design-led construction?
  • Does steel limit home design capabilities?
  • Can you build multi-storied buildings with cold-formed steel?
  • How safe are steel buildings?
  • How is steel buildings energy efficient?
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  • What kind of finishes that one can use on light steel building?
  • Can I hang pictures on a steel-framed walls?
    Yes, Pictures can be hung on the drywall and heavier objects can be hung with self-tapping screws directly to the steel stud. Fasteners are available at any hardware store.
  • Is a steel-framed house safe from lightning?
    Yes, Steel provides a safe path for lightning to travel directly to the ground with less resistance that can cause damage or a fire. Therefore, steel offers more protection than a conventional building.
  • What is the maximum span of a steel truss?
  • Why cold-formed steel construction?
    The future of construction lies in sustainable materials that are delivered using fast modern methods. Cold-Formed Steel can result in faster construction, lower costs, versatile design solutions, smarter buildings, and a durable, practical solution to premium buildings.
  • Is it cheaper to build cold-formed steel vs timber or concrete?
    Using the LGSF Design and Engineering software and Equipment, there are significant speed advantages that often result in the delivery of the overall project being cheaper. Overall costs vary from region to region and also based on the cost of various cladding materials, insulation materials, and finishing materials.
  • How fast could I build a house and how much will it cost?
    Design and production time are different depending on building type and geographic location. Talk to one of our experts to find out the production speed and costs for your building.
  • How durable is cold-formed steel?
    Galvanized Cold-Formed Steel will not crack, shrink, splinter, creep, split, warp, swell or rot. Steel is impervious to termites and wood-destroying insects.
  • How durable is cold-formed steel?
    Galvanized Cold-Formed Steel will not crack, shrink, splinter, creep, split, warp, swell or rot. Steel is impervious to termites and wood-destroying insects.
  • Is steel a recyclable material?
    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.
  • What is the environmental impact of using steel?
    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.
  • How well is steel frame buildings safe from natural disasters?
    Positive connections and the strength of steel provide great protection against earthquakes 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.
  • Can a steel-framed building be remodeled?
    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.
  • What is the life span of a light steel building?
    Theoretically, it is designed for up to 50 years but practically it is much more. However, this system life span can be increased up to 100 years.
  • What is the possibility of light steel building over an existing concrete building?
    Light steel frame buildings are lighter in weight, easily an additional floor can be erected on an existing building without considering the ground floor plan.