Which Steel Framing System Do I Need?

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Metsec Steel Framing is extremely versatile and it can be used to provide solutions to many different types of building construction. Metsec Framing can provide a variety of value engineering solutions from external wall infill panels to internal high bay separating walls to complete superstructure load bearing solutions.

To find out more, click the relevant link below for a summary of the benefits and key differences between each system.

  • External Walls

    SFS Infill Walling

    • Constructed from the floor to soffit of the primary structural frame to ‘infill’ the external wall zone
    • Most economical framing method

    SFS Continuous Walling

    • Oversails the edge of the primary structure
    • Studs sail past slab edge to maximise floor area
    • Cladding does not need to bridge deflection joints at each floor
  • Internal Walls

    SFS High Bay Walls

    • Provide high separating walls for factory units or atriums
    • Lightweight separating walls up to 20m
    • Often no need to add foundations
    • Up to 3 hrs fire protection
    • No need for expensive hot rolled steel wind posts
  • Load Bearing Structures

    SFS Load Bearing Structures

    • Lightweight structures up to 3 storeys
    • Ideal for penthouses and inset structures
    • Stick Built to ensure maximum flexibility
    • Lower transport costs compared to pre-panelised solution


    • Pre-panelised system for structures up to 11 storeys
    • Can incorporate concrete or lightweight joisted floors
    • Ideal for residential, hotels and student accommodation
    • Can readily incorporate balconies, cantilevers or insets