Steel Formed Sections (SFS) have been utilised as infill panels in framed structures for over 30 years. Installed in low and high rise developments, they provide a tried and tested solution to rapid built construction.
Appointing Framespace as your SFS infill provider at an early stage of the project allows the design to be fully coordinated and maximises the extent of works that can be carried out offsite. This on the majority of projects will significantly reduce the overall onsite duration of a project and therefore costs.
Appreciating the fact that the choice of the SFS infill system will depend on a number of job specific factors, Framespace offer a number of different solutions to our clients.
Site Assembled SFS Infill Panels
For this application Light gauge steel studwork is supplied to site in kit form and assembled insitu. This application may suit projects where site access is an issue or where it has been unable to co ordinate the SFS solution at an early stage of the project. While labour intensive, this application allows for site adjustments and minimal design input.
Open Framed SFS Infill Panels
This application involves the delivery of prefabricated light gauge steel panels to site. These panels are hoisted into position and secured. While this application requires a greater level of offsite/onsite coordination, the reduction in onsite labour and positive effect on the external façade schedule offers a distinct advantage.
Closed Framed SFS Infill Panels
Similar to our open framed system, this application involves the delivery of prefabricated panels to site. However, these panels have the external sheathing board fitted which further significantly reduces site labour. This application facilitates achieving a weather tight structure in a much reduced time frame allowing internal fit-out works to proceed at a much earlier stage.
Pre-finished SFS Infill Panels
While not suitable for all projects, this application allows for the delivery and installation of prefabricated panels to site with external insulation, windows and internal sheathing boarding complete. This application is only possible where Framespace are appointed at a very early stage of the design process allowing the design to be fully coordinated.
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