Light Steel Frame
Abacus’ Light Steel Frame (LSF) technology delivers stronger, safer, low-rise buildings that can be individually designed to the customer’s unique floorplan. LSF is fast becoming the most feasible alternative building option.
Top 5 Reasons to Use Light Steel Frame Space Solutions
- Cost effective
- Quality build
- Moderately fast
The introduction of light steel frame building technology is still relatively new in South Africa. It offers build quality, speed of erection and cost comparability with conventional buildings.
Abacus LSF buildings consist of structural wall frames and roof trusses, manufactured from cold-formed, light gauge galvanised steel sections on a concrete foundation slab. The frame is then roofed with galvanised or Chromadek steel sheets. Suspended ceilings with Isotherm insulation are installed.
The high strength of steel results in a safer, wind resistant structure that requires less maintenance. Abacus build in accordance to Sans 517 and their LSF buildings carry a 1 ⁄ 2 hour fire rating. Up to 6% extra floor space is created due to reduced thickness of external walls compared with a double skin brick wall.
The steel frames are fabricated under controlled factory conditions before all the components are delivered and assembled on site.
Each structure is signed off by a structural engineer. Only quality certified materials are used.