Build smart and save
There are both immediate and long-term financial savings when using light steel frame as the main material in a structure. Below we will list some specifics...
Great strength-to-weight ratio
Light steel frame’s strength-to-weight ratio is significantly greater than wood or concrete. This means using lightweight steel systems reduces a building’s total load which allows you to save costs in foundation preparation at the beginning of the build.
Faster project turnaround
The software-designed accuracy of the light steel components speeds up the construction process as the materials arrive on site mostly pre-fabricated and are assembled in no time! This reduction in construction time reduces ongoing costs for projects. It also narrows the window of construction-related liability for project management and allows for earlier building occupancy.
Lower insurance costs
Unlike traditional materials such as timber, lightweight steel has a much better fire resistance profile and is less susceptible to rot and general decay over time. This often results in lower ongoing insurance costs which will save money over time, especially in larger scale projects.
General budget savings
Lightweight steel’s short construction turnaround means equipment can move on and off the project site a lot quicker. This lowers staff/contarctor costs and reduces scaffold and crane rental times, for example.