LGS or Light Gauge Steel (sometimes referred to as "Light Steel") is a galvanized steel alloy which holds the same strength properties of steel while only being a fraction of the weight.
Steel is a durable, quality product given that it’s manufactured with a high tolerance of straightness and accuracy. By using steel, there is almost no chance of failure in construction or during transit and installation.
Until the advancement of LGS, standard steel has typically been a very heavy product and was only used in large-scale construction projects. LGS, however, offers the same accuracy and strength characteristics and standard steel, but at only a fraction of the weight.
LGS is also galvanized meaning that it will not rot or deteriorate ove time.
As a result of its strength advantages over wood framing, LGS allows for larger spacing between framing sections.
Steel has a high strength-to-weight ratio and is strong enough to support a large load whilst being lighter than timber and concrete.
It’s light enough to reduce the load of on foundations and be easily transported – this allows for modular construction in a factory environment.
The strength component of steel is what makes it the idea choice for multi-storey commercial and residential buildings.
Due to the light-weight nature of LGS and its easy transportability, frames can be fabricated in a controlled, optimized factory setting which means that fabrication is faster and quality of fabrication is higher due to QA methods done in the factory.
On average, LGS construction can be 30% faster than traditional building methods.
Since LGS is made of steel, it is 100% fireproof compared to other methods of construction.
It is also 100% termite proof which proves LGS as a complete solution for high-quality buildings
Given the strength and durability of steel, it won’t experience any bending or warping under extreme load as other materials are prone to.
This dimensional stability is what makes LGS the perfect fit for multi-storey construction.
In addition to steel products being completely recyclable, the accuracy and timeliness of manufacturing and construction of LGS components leads to less wasted material, ultimately reducing the environmental-impact.