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Which Steel Frame System Do I need?

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voestalpine Metsec SFS is extremely versatile and it can be used to provide solutions to many different types of building construction. voestalpine Metsec’s SFS 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 SFS construction solutions.

To find out more, see 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 SFS 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 SFS 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 SFS construction to ensure maximum flexibility
  • Lower transport costs compared to pre-panelised solution


  • Pre-panelised system for structures up to 15 storeys
  • Can incorporate concrete or lightweight joisted floors
  • Ideal for residential, hotels and student accommodation
  • Can readily incorporate balconies, cantilevers or insets