SFS Infill Walling
The most common application for Metsec SFS is infill walling. In this scenario the Metsec is constructed from the floor to soffit of the primary structural frame to ‘infill’ the external wall zone. This option is typically the most economical solution and allows the SFS to be installed from the inside of the building.
Unique Slotted Head Track
The studs are designed to resist lateral wind loads only, using Metsec’s patented slotted head track to allow the primary structure to deflect without applying any vertical load into the studs.
Parapets and downstands
Parapets and downstands can readily be formed with SFS using Metsec’s cantilever posts, which can be incorporated within the Metsec framing. These posts can also be used to break up the span of wide openings and also allow the formation of ribbon windows.
Metsec Engineer’s will always design to the lowest gauge and locally increase gauges around opening where necessary. Different gauges can be readily controlled on site by the colour coding of the Metsec sections. The design drawings are also colour coded to coincide with the product colours.
Where it is necessary to use sections with a higher capacity, single sections can be fixed together to form compound sections. This can be done for jamb, cill and lintel sections.