voestalpine Metsec is proud to introduce our new SFS framing range to the market. It is the second major redesign of the Metsec SFS range and has been launched after significant investment in product testing and development. The new SFS system offers many benefits including lighter more cost efficient and sustainable design options, as well as new robust fire solutions enabling more efficient overall wall construction performance and offers increased variety for SFS installation.
*Please note our traditional 100mm SFS range is still available. Contact our team to find out more details on 0121 601 6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require more information visit our downloads page which has access to our SFS Specification Manual or download the file at the bottom of this page.
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The new wide range of SFS frame robust fire solutions will are now covered by our MetWALL perform 30 year through wall warranty that covers Structural, Fire, Thermal and Acoustic elements.
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.
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.
Load bearing structures make use of the axial capacity of the Metsec SFS studs, with studs designed as a series of columns to provide complete load bearing wall panels. Joists are provided to produce the floor and roof construction. These structures are typically ‘stick built’ on site, which ensures maximum flexibility of the structure to suit site requirements. This flexibility makes load bearing structures ideally suited to penthouses or high level inset structures where it is important to keep the loads to a minimum. They also benefit from reduced crane and transport costs, when compared to pre-panelised solutions.
Continuous walling is where the SFS is designed so that it ‘oversails’ the edge of the primary structure. This method is often used when a design team wants to maximise the amount of internal floor area or if they are using a cladding which cannot accommodate horizontal deflection joints at each floor level. Continuous walling is typically constructed from the outside of the building.
High bay walls are similar to infill walls, except they are used internally to provide high separating walls for factory units or atriums. As they are often constructed within hot rolled steel portal frames, the amount of primary frame deflection that needs to be accommodated can be much greater than required for infill panels and bespoke details are typically provided to suit project requirements.
Metsec prides itself on offering a complete customer service with its products, from initial project input by our team of Area Sales Managers, to economically designed drawings by Professionally Qualified Structural Engineers, to the lean manufacture of CE Marked products with an ‘On Time and In Full' delivery philosophy.
Metsec Framing Division has a nationwide network of installers who have been approved by Metsec. Many of these installers have also attended our in-house training courses.
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