Advantages of light steel structure
The light steel structure has many advantages of light wood frame structure:
They are lightweight and can be built quickly without heavy tools or equipment. Every part can be easily moved by the hand-the house is like a large-scale carpentry job. The main tool is a light, hand-held screw gun. Since steel is strong, LGS structure is lighter than the equivalent strength of timber frame structure.
Higher-strength allows for the greater spacing of members compared to timber frame structures: about 24" (600 mm) versus about 16" or 20" (400 or 500 mm) of wood. Fewer members mean faster construction time.
It can be molded into any shape by itself and can be covered and insulated with a variety of materials.
This structure can be easily changed or modified at any time during its service life.
There are a large number of systems and products to meet this type of construction.
The light steel structure is non-combustible, which is a specification requirement for certain types of structures. Because steel easily loses its strength in a fire, fire-resistant panels must be used to protect it from fire.
The light steel structure does not rot, shrink, warp, or decompose like a wood structure, and can be used in areas attacked by termites.