Light Gauge Steel Construction

Light Gauge Steel (LGS) can result in faster build times, lower costs, versatile design solutions and a durable, practical solution to premium buildings.

What is Light Gauge Steel?

Our light gauge steel frames and components are produced and fabricated from structural quality steel coils and are shaped at ambient temperatures by roll-forming machines. They can be produced in large quantities and at high speed with consistent quality and precision. No on-site, welding or cutting is normally required. This means that the erection process is fast and simple – requiring less labour time on site and heavy lifting equipment. With a galvanised finish, our light gauge steel is delivered with cement boards on both sides. The cement boards are fire-proof with a 2-hour fire rating.

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Advantages of Light gauge steel construction

  • Speed in Construction.
  • More carpet area can be achieved as the thickness of LGS walls are less compared to conventional wall
  • Less Weight – reduction in foundation and overall costs.
  • Enhanced Thermal Efficiency
  • Eco-friendly materials are used for construction.
  • Less labour requirement at site.
  • Any type of finishes are readily achievable.
  • Clean construction and less wastage.
  • Complies with the rational design requirements as per BS / ASTM Standards
  • Only quality certified materials are used.
  • Frames are assembled under controlled factory conditions – Quality Assured.


The builder gains because of:

  • Reduced on-site labour costs
  • Significant potential for reduction in contract duration
  • Dry-shell / lock-up stage achieved earlier and therefore subsequent trades can work under cover.


The client gains because of:

  • The construction is quicker and as per international standards
  • Less disruption and disturbance because of reduction of site labour, bulk material deliveries and building rubble.
  • Outstanding design flexibility
  • Environmentally sensitive

 6 Reasons why Light Gauge Steel is a superior construction method

  • Speed in construction
  • Reduce need for highly skilled labour
  • Versatility in design
  • Faster return of investment
  • creates less waste
  • lends itself to offsite construction

Application of Light Gauge Steel Construction (LGSC)

Designed using specialist computer aided CAD design and engineering software, the FRAMECAD system allows for Cold Formed Steel to be implemented across a variety of construction applications.







Approx. Weight of wall = 30 kg/sq.m (with standard specifications)
Approximate Weight of roof = 50 kg/sq.m (with standard specifications)

Core Structure:

Exterior / Interior walls:
All the exterior and interior walls will be cold-formed high tensile galvanized steel profiles manufactured on fully automatic machines. The size of the C profiles is 89 x 41 x 11 mm. The steel coils are galvanized with Z275 zinc coating on both the sides with 350 MPA yield strength. All the studs and bracings will be pre punched with holes of 40mm for the concealed pipes of electricity and water. All screws holes will be dimpled for flush fitting of the screws.

The complete roof joists will be manufactured out of cold formed high tensile galvanized steel profiles The size of the C profiles is 89 x 41 x 11 mm. The steel coils are galvanized with Z275 zinc coating on both the sides with 350 MPA yield strength. 


Interior and Exterior Boards:

Interior Boards On Walls
Interior boards to be fitted on the galvanized walls and the roof are Cement fiberboards of 10mm thickness or Gypsym boards of 12mm thickness. Water proof Cement fiberboards are used for kitchen and bathrooms. All the joints of the boards will be sealed with the silicon sealant and mesh tape will be fitted on all the joints to avoid any cracking in the joints. The entire walls will be finished and painted as per choice of colors specified.

Exterior Boards on Walls
All exterior walls are covered with Waterproof Cement fiberboards of 10mm thickness, all boards are to be fitted with 25mm self drilling screws. The complete exterior of the building will be cement plaster finished and painted with weatherproof paints.

Roof sheets
All roof sheets will be Waterproof Heavy Duty Cement fiberboards of 18mm thickness, all boards are to be fitted with 25mm self drilling screws. Proper slope will be provided to drain rain water and water proofing will be done to avoid any leakage.

Ceiling sheets
All ceiling sheets will be Gypsum boards of 12mm thickness, all boards are to be fitted with 25mm self drilling screws with 40mm thick polystyrene for insulation.

All Tooling at the factory for Fast and accurate assembly