Lightweight Steel Framing

Light Gauge Steel Frame

Light Gauge Steel Frame (LGSF), or Lightweight Steel Frame is an ideal building solution for a variety of sectors, from residential housing to healthcare, student accommodation and hospitality & leisure.

At Veitchi Frame we specialise in providing offsite pre-panelised light gauge steel solutions from our bespoke facility on the outskirts of Glasgow. We are the only approved Metframe installer based in Scotland and are experts in the LGSF market.

Light Gauge Steel Frame has many benefits to offer today’s demanding construction sector and is becoming ever more popular as more and more clients comprehend the features which make it unique within the off-site sector. Light steel frame has an incredible strength to weight ratio which makes it the ideal material for a load-bearing structural frame.

The benefits of Light Gauge Steel Frame

  • Manufactured within a controlled factory environment – improved quality
  • Less restrictions due to weather variability
  • Very tight tolerances – improved accuracy
  • No cutting on site reducing Health & Safety risks
  • Robust materials – steel / concrete
  • Excellent fire, thermal and acoustic properties
  • Zero waste producing structural frame and less waste on site
  • Light weight steel structure means foundation costs can be reduced
  • During construction phase less risk from fire
  • Steel can be recycled with end-of-life potential re-use
  • BREEAM Excellent with A & A+ products
  • Speed of build – generally 2-3 weeks per storey
  • Reduction in on-site labour
  • Early access for follow-on trades

Veitchi Frame partner with voelstapine Metsec and examples of our Metframe light gauge steel frame structures can be found throughout the United Kingdom. We provide our clients with confidence and the assurance our systems meet the rigorous demands of today’s current regulations in both fire and acoustics. Other features of our lightweight steel frame solutions are:

  • Design warranty and 30 years MetWALL Perform warranty
  • NHBC / SCI approved for up to 15 storeys
  • Independent and accredited edge protection system
  • BIM Level 2 compliant

Veitchi Frame is an installer member of the Light Steel Frame Association and more information can be found by visiting the Light Steel Frame Association website.

To view an example of Veitchi Frame’s light gauge steel frame from start to finish watch our short video. The process explains why early engagement is vital to ensuring all stakeholders achieve all of the benefits of the LGSF system.

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