XLight gauge steel framings (LGSF) are metal products used as a building frame in the process of lightweight low-rise construction. Light gauge steel framings are roll-formed metal profiles which are joined together with bolts. Elements of different shapes are suited to each other, therefore such structures can be used to erect a building frame characterized by a light weight and high reliability within the shortest period of time. The walls of LGSF buildings can be heat insulated with any suitable material, such as boards or panels made of polystyrene foam or mineral wool. Interior surfaces are covered with gypsum board, while exterior walls are sheathed with decorative facing materials, such as siding, tiles, panels, battens, wooden boards, facing bricks or blocks.
LGSF buildings can be used as residential, amenity, commercial or industrial facilities. Metal structures are considered to be a cost-effective solution for adding attics, reconstructing shabby houses, and erecting ventilated heat-resistant facades.
ProfStalDom designs made-to-order buildings and manufactures custom-tailored LGSF. The structures produced for erecting a residential house, a hangar-type warehouse or a shop can stand for more than 50 years without any deformations. LGSF technology has become widespread thanks to non-waste construction, possibility of assembling or completely dismantling a house frame within the shortest period of time, low material and construction costs, as well as a light weight and high strength of erected structures.
Metal frame houses are currently increasing their popularity and are likely to put competitive pressure on more convenient materials for construction of houses, such as bricks, concrete blocks, wood, and stone. LGSF buildings look very attractive and modern, and they have a lot of finishing options depending on the purpose of the building, climate and soil, financial possibilities and visual preferences. Metal profile buildings can be heat and sound insulated with any material. The frame made of metal a few millimeters thick has a minimum weight, thus any finishing and facing materials can be used without imposing significant loads on load-bearing floors and foundations.
Main advantages of LGSF construction technology
Erection of residential and amenity facilities with LGSF frames has a lot of advantages that ensure long, convenient and trouble-free operation of such buildings: