With varying gauges of galvanized structural steel and adjustable sized widths available to suit the building requirements, an LGS (Light Gauge Steel) System is similar to conventional wood framed methods but with many advantages and few disadvantages. Formed from G60 grade galvanized steel with either a C or a U profile, LGS studs will remain as straight and true since the day they were fabricated. Even though it is a thin steel, its weight is significantly lighter than wood, and it being galvanized means that it will not be susceptible to water damage and rot that its counterpart troubles with.
However, being steel there is no resilience for sound transmission through the stud itself.
Fortunately, a non-transmittal tributary material can be partnered with it to compensate for this loss. With many pros and little disadvantages, Light Gauge Steel systems will be the future of stick build construction.
TYPE USED HOT DIPPED GALVANIZED COATING TYPE G60 COATING WEIGHT (OZ./FT.2) 0.60 (BOTH SIDES)
GAUGE RANGE: 25 GAUGE TO 16 GAUGE (0.6MM TO 1.6MM) PROFILES: C PROFILE & U PROFILE
LUMBER SIZES: 3”, 3½”, 3⅝”, 6” X 1⅝” 76MM, 89MM, 92MM,152.4MM X 41MM PRODUCTION WALLS: ~800 METERS/HOUR (2625 FEET/HOUR)
SPEED TRUSSES: ~400 METERS/HOUR (1312 FEET/HOUR)
PUNCH TOOLS: SERVICE HOLES, LOCKING SLOTS & CRIMPS
LENGTHS: UP TO 40 FEET
Whether its for interior or exterior, load bearing or separating, we are your suppliers for structural framing.
Residential, Commercial or Industrial purposes can be easily accommodated for with our custom cut and punched steel studs.
Each wall segment can be designed to easily slot into each other for a seamless assembly and manufactured to improve installation time drastically.
With interlocking ends and pre-punched connecting points, fastening our system together couldn’t be easier!
Trusses can be one of your most expensive investments when doing construction, so why not get it right the first time?
All trusses CAN be designed to last through time, but only Steel Trusses will truly honor this without rotting, twisting or warping.
All our trusses are approved by an engineer and can be built to outlast the timber competitors.
Not only that, but our trusses are lighter than conventional and will have a significant cost benefit, making our system stand out from the crowd.
Before any of our roof or floor trusses are manufactured, they all go through our structural engineer to ensure that they will outperform the standards set in place for building in Ontario.