Why build with Light Gauge Steel? It is lighter

LGS framing is 30% to 60% lighter than timber.

The LGS produced by roll-forming technology is 30% lighter than timber1 and 60% lighter than concrete2.

Steel framing is manufactured from thin gauge, high tensile steel, making the frames approximately one third of the weight of traditional timber framing. Steel framing creates a lighter, stronger structure compared to timber framing and concrete products, resulting in higher earthquake and wind load strengths.

The lightweight nature of steel that we manufacture at Central Steel Framing makes it easier to transport and handle, reducing transportation costs3, fuel consumption and stress on your crew.

1 Frequently Asked Questions about Light Steel Framed Housing (LSF)
2 Concrete vs. steel
3 10 reasons to use steel in residential construction

Looking to lighten up your load a little? Talk to Central Steel Framing today for a quote on your next project.