Light Gauge Framing System (LGFS): A Smart and sustainable Steel building technology

Light Gauge Framing System (LGFS) or Light gauge Steel framing (LGSF) is a construction technology using cold-formed steel as the construction material. It can be used for roof systems, floor systems, wall systems, roof panels, decks, or the entire buildings. They can also be used as individual framing members such as studs, joists, headers, and truss members.

Light Steel Frame members can also serve as both primary structures and secondary structures. An example of the Light Steel Framing used as primary structures is the webbed steel trusses. Steel studs act as secondary structures by providing lateral support to exterior wall finish since they rely on the primary structure for support.

Light Gauge Framing System (LGFS)

Light Gauge Framing System (LGFS) buildings can be used as substitute of RCC/traditional buildings. It is used to create frames for external walls, floor, internal walls etc. These are used as the base on which suitable boards and materials are used to cover the framing. LGSF buildings look similar to traditional RCC buildings after completion

A Smart and sustainable Steel building technology
Light Gauge Framing System Sustainable Steel building technology

Light Gauge Steel Framing System (LGFS) made from High Strength ZINCALUME® steel
Tata BlueScope Steel offers Light Gauge Steel Framing Systems made from 55% Al-Zn Alloy coated ZINCALUME® steel AZ150 G550 (550 MPa minimum yield strength), complying with AS 1397 and IS 15961.

ZINCALUME® steel
Advantages Light Gauge Steel Framing system

  1. Strength & Durability:
    High strength results in safer structures, less maintenance. Steel structures made from High strength ZINCALUME® Steel offer greater durability, exceptional corrosion resistance and results in safer structures with less maintenance
  2. Light Weight:
    These sections are made from light weight and high strength 550 MPa steel, and hence results in lighter foundations and buildings that have less probability of damages in an earthquake.
  3. Quality:
    Steel frames have consistent straightness and hence simplifies structural alignment. These structures are uniform in quality an thus do not warp or split
  4. Recyclable:
    LGFS material is 100 % recyclable and hence environment friendly.
  5. Expansion & relocation:
    Ideal for expansion of existing structures, additional floors, etc. Flexibility for future expansion and relocation.
  6. Unequalled design flexibility:
    Compared to conventional framing, steel framing can span greater distances, allowing greater design flexibility. Interior walls can be placed without load-bearing considerations. Steel frames are Compatible with a wide range of cladding, roofing and glazing options.
  7. Lower construction costs:
    Light steel frames are very strong and lightweight, so building frames require less material (compared to timber or concrete). Hence results in lesser construction costs
  8. Easy transportation & handling:
    Steel frame components are light & designed for easy to transportation and handling
  9. Quick & easy construction:
    As all the intelligence is built into the modelling and fabrication phase of the steel frame manufacturing process, unskilled or semi-skilled labour can do the assembly and construction easily. Steel framing is supplied with electrical and service holes pre-punched, meaning reduced time on site for plumbers and electricians

Tata BlueScope Steel offers Light Gauge Steel Framing Systems and solutions under its EZYBUILD® solutions brand

EZYBUILD® Solutions are a set of light-gauge structural buildings for industrial, commercial, residential and institutional applications. These ready to install solutions are quick alternatives to conventional buildings and are offered through a dedicated network of authorised EZYBUILD® solutions providers.

The products and solutions offered by EZYBUILD® include:

PEBLite: A unique light-gauge and strong pre-engineered building solution

SMARTBUILD® System: Steel Framing System with Strength and Durability

SMARTRUSS® System: Advanced, lightweight framing technology for all your roof support solutions

Light gauges steel framing system has advantages like adaptability, off-site manufacturing, reusability, recyclability, cost efficiency and resource efficiency making it one of the most sustainable building methods available today. Light gauge framing systems can fulfil the requirements of small building with cost effectiveness and environment friendliness that makes light-gauge steel construction, a technology with huge growth potential and applicability

History of COLORBOND Steel
The most advanced Roofing and Wall cladding material

Corrugated steel roots its history way back in 1900 century, in England. Where for the first time it was discovered how the corrugation of iron could produce strong, light weight roofing sheets and building material.

The next decade witnessed this technology reaching the main lands of Australia, brought by John Lysaght; where it was quickly adopted by the early habitants as shelter from harsh conditions while settling in their new environments.

Lightweight and stackable, corrugated sheet was easily transported across great distances. In some cases, complete prefabricated buildings were assembled from numbered sheets of corrugated iron.

Galvanised iron, protected by a zinc coating, was a strong and long lasting material that didn’t need painting for protection, but many people painted it to improve its appearance.

In earlier days, almost for a century painting was the only way for making the iron shelters look aesthetically appealing. The Chicago based Lithostrip Corporation and Pre Finish Metals discovered a way to successfully bond paint to a galvanized base, and John Lysaght was instrumental in getting this technology to Australia. While there were a lot of efforts invested in getting the process and the end resulting product right; in 1966 the first coil of COLORBOND® steel was rolled out from Number 1 coil painting line in Port Kembla, Wollongong. This breakthrough technology and its manufacturing process created a lot of buzz amongst the construction fraternity in Australia and COLORBOND® steel soon became the number one choice as a building material.

Truly COLORBOND® steel is a well-researched product, especially developed for the harsh climatic conditions and moisture variations. In the very beginning, colour coated steel was brought to India in the year 2005 by the Joint Venture between Tata Steel and BlueScope, Australia to transform the Indian Architecture landscape, COLORBOND® steel is one of world’s most advanced pre-painted steel products for the building and construction industry. It offers architects, designers, builders and owners a versatile, lightweight, strong and aesthetically pleasing solution for almost any type of built environment.

COLORBOND® steel with its wide offerings (available in 25 standard colors and 6 stunning metallic shades) has made itself a quintessentially universal building material. A favourite within the architectural milieu; COLORBOND® steel offers great design flexibility and superior aesthetics. Backed by THERMATECH® technology with high reflectivity and being a 100% environment friendly; COLORBOND® steel is an energy efficient building material. Reach out to us to learn more about Tata roofing sheets price.