Why build with Light Gauge Steel? Less wastage

LGS offers 10x times less waste than timber

Working with Central Steel Framing, you can significantly reduce wastage through the build process compared with traditional timber-based construction. Indeed, LGS in construction has an average of just 2% wastage, compared with up to 20% for timber1.

Our customer feedback supports these findings, with the total material waste for 0.75mm light gauge steel averaging only 3%, compared with 20% timber construction waste for customers using 3.5 inch timber studs.

BRANZ, which aims for 90% recycling of construction waste2, supports these findings in the recent refurbishment of its own offices, where the ratio of steel to timber construction waste was 2:20 (ten times less).


Want to stop wasting wood? Talk to Central Steel Framing today to quote light steel on your next project.