Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction

Modular construction has gained greater significance and popularity over the past decade as people worldwide see it as an efficient alternative to traditional RCC construction.

 

Modular construction services like Nest-In from the house of Tata Steel use light gauge steel frame (LGSF) construction technology for its HabiNest solution.

 

What is Light Gauge Steel Frame?

 

Light Gauge Steel Frame is a modern building material specifically designed for the construction of prefabricated buildings. It enables maximum space utility and uses high-quality galvanized steel for load-bearing walls and roofing frames. Since the LGSF is made by a cold-formed process, it is 70% lighter when compared to traditional RRC construction.

 

Let us look at the benefits of using LGSF for modular construction:

 

  • Strong but Lightweight

    : LGSF possess high strength to weight ratio than any other material used for constructing buildings. Due to this, a large amount of reinforcement is saved during foundation construction. Moreover, it can be easily handled and moved from one place to another.

 

The steel used in LGSF-based structures like HabiNest by Tata Steel Nest-In  is usually coated with zinc or a mixture of zine and aluminium to protect it from corrosion. This is called galvanized steel. The thickness of the coating can vary to suit the different environments.

 

  • Safety

    : LGSF possess huge safety for inhabitants. It is fire resistant and non-combustible. Cold-formed steel buildings perform better during natural disasters. Due to its light weight, buildings are designed for higher seismic and wind load.

 

  • Design Flexibility

    : LGSF offers flexibility in design as larger span lengths are available due to less weight of structure and space utilization is increased.

 

  • Faster construction time

    : The manufacturing of all LGSF-based modular homes takes place in an offsite location under a controlled factory environment. The modular services like Nest-In by Tata Steel use high-end machines to simultaneously produce different components or modules of the house by adhering to regulatory and standardization practices. Before the steel frames are delivered to the actual installation site, they are fabricated as per the required specification.

 

After the modules are transported to the installation site, the different parts are placed together by welding and bolting the pieces together on a pre-prepared ground. The modular home projects can be completed in 1/3rd the time than traditional RCC construction.

 

Thus, Light Gauge Steel Frame Constructions are strong, durable as well as flexible structures, making it an excellent choice for building modular homes.

Posted in HabiNest on Feb 03, 2022.


Add comment    


Contact us

Trending Articles

All You Need to Know About Prefab Homes

Getting the Right Design for Small Modular Homes

What Is Light Gauge Steel Frame Structures in Construction?

Public Toilets in India – Current Situation and What Can be Done About It

The Harmful Effects Of Construction Waste On The Environment And What We Can Do About It

5 Benefits of Prefabricated Construction

Container Homes Have Arrived and Are Here to Stay

Top 4 Applications of Modular Buildings

How Modular House Construction Influences the Construction Industry

Why Are Container Homes So Popular?

Prefabrication in Developing Countries

Role of Prefabricated Steel Buildings in Commercial Constructions

Building your House without Bricks? Take a Look at the New Construction Solutions Emerging in India

The Myths of Modular Construction

Vision for a Greener India: Can Modular Construction Solutions Replace Brick and Mortar?

Nestudio: Transforming the Concept of Premium Living

Modular Construction in Healthcare - The Future of Design

Little Known Facts About Smart Toilets in India - And Why They Matter

Modular Construction in Education: Portable Classrooms and Permanent Buildings

Modular Home Designs with a Modern Flair

Make Zero Mistakes while Building Your Prefab Home

What Does Modular Home Addition Process Look Like?

Design your own Studio Space with Nest-In's Nestudio

How to Solve Your Space Needs with Innovative Office Solutions

Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction

Importance of Hygienic Sanitation Facilities for The General Public

Prefabricated Housing is the Solution of the New Crisis Era

How do Barricades Ensure Safety of the Workers?

The Modular Construction Evolution of The Hospitality Industry

How is Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction done? Let's take a look at how HabiNest is used by Various industries

Why are eco-friendly prefab homes a better alternative

Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Worker's Safety

Prefab Mountain Home -What to Consider Before Building it?

Sustainable Homes - The New Generation of Prefab

How to Increase Floor Space in Your Modular Home

Accidents at Construction Sites – Causes and How to Prevent Them

Smart Washroom Technology – A Truly Scalable Solution

Portable Cabins Provides free-spirited Individuals a life of Adventure and Freedom

Why Portable Cabins are a Must-have for Construction Business?

Fire Resistance Benefits of Light Gauge Steel Frame

Common Modular Building Construction Materials

Various Applications of Nestudio that make it a Versatile Living Space

Why are Offsite Modular Homes gaining popularity in the Urban sectors of India ?

Modular Toilet Is the Answer To Your Office Restrooms

Portable Cabins can be an Immediate Solution during Crisis Situations

The New Green Approach for Living

Why have an Environment Friendly modular home

World Toilet Day and Where India Stands in Clean Sanitation

Mobile Toilets- The Need of the Hour in India

What is WASH Program & How Does it Help Children?

How Does Modular Construction Reduce Material Waste?

How Modular Conference Rooms Can Be Used to Create Private Meeting Spaces?

Women's Empowerment Through Sanitation in Rural India

Environmental Benefits of Portable Sanitation

The Chronicles of Onion

5 Reasons To Choose Portable Cabins

4  Key Considerations When Building a New Modular Home

The Tourism Sector and the Prefab Construction Method Make an Awesome Duo: 5 Reasons Why

Why Is Offsite Construction the Best Choice for India’s Smart City Projects?

5 Advantages That Will Make You Choose Prefabricated Solutions

About Public Restrooms in Indian Cities: Why It Is Essential to Look for Quality, Not Quantity

Modular Buildings in The Time of Covid-19 -A Feasible Construction Solution

Benefits of Modular Buildings for Disaster Relief

Smart Toilet - 5 Reasons Portable Toilets are Necessary for Outdoor Events

Are Prefabricated Farm Houses a Good Choice?

Why Portable Cabins are in High Demand

5 things you must know about modular prefab construction

Modular Cottages - A Flexible Housing Solution for All

Benefits of Smart Modular Toilets

Prefab Homes – Perfect Housing Solution in the Hilly Areas

An Innovative and Reliable Option for Smart Housing

Reasons Why LGSF Structures Last Longer

Benefits of Modular Construction during Labour Shortages

Modular Construction as a Post COVID-19 Design Alternative

World Day for Safety at Work: Tips for a Safe Workplace

Why Should There Be Portable Rest Shelters for Construction Workers

World Water Day: Global Water Facts

Why is LGSF Construction Better in Rapid Construction?

Guide to Portable Cabin and Variation in Design?

World Environment Day – Significance of Modular Construction in Saving the Environment

All you need to know about Prefabricated Farmhouses

Transportable Homes vs. Relocatable Homes: What's the Difference?

5 Key Benefits of Modular Offices