Light-gauge steel framing is a concept bases on dry construction with a high grade of pre-fabrication. The concept is aimed for different types of residential construction and is an excellent system for single or grouped houses, terrace blocks, vertical extension of buildings or for buildings up to three storeys. If the galvanized light steel frame with plaster boards is combined with a heavier steel frame, there number of storeys can be heavily increased.
The building components as walls and flooring are pre-fabricated under industrial and dry circumstances. The components and elements are transported just-in-time to the construction site. Complete room or apartment volume modules can also be built in light-gauge steel framing, which is especially suitable when building small apartments like senior homes or student apartments.
If you want to build high residential buildings it is suitable to use a robust steel skeleton frame and complete with light walls and flooring elements. The traditional multi-storey frame with steel and concrete has been developed to fit the residential construction well.