Steel Framing Systems - The Fastest Way to a Weather Tight Envelope
SCS specialises in the Design and Installation of rapid-build Steel Framing Systems, and work closely with key manufacturers to continually revise our processes and procedures.
SFS Envelopes enable Main Contractors to release internal trades earlier in the programme, and take the facade off the critical pathway.
This is the most common form of installation, installed in-situ with a slight overhang at the perimeter of the building slab to provide a level plane for the cladding system.
This method of installation maximises the internal floorspace of the building, and is most often specified in residential or refurbishment schemes. The SFS sits outside the line of the building, and is tied back to the structure at each slab level with cleats.
This method of construction allows you to construct buildings upto 10 storeys high where the SFS forms the entire structure itself. This is commonly specified when adding floors to the top of exising buildings. This is also an increasingly popular choice for structures with repetitive floor plans, such as budget hotels and student accommodation.
A number of our key manufacturers can Pre-Fabricate Infill SFS panels, which are then delivered to site and craned into position. This removes any fabrication activities from the site and shortens the programme. SCS also offer an alternative form of Pre-Fabrication to our clients, which we like to call "On-Site Pre-Fab". This is where we set up a workshop in a designated part of the building, and fabricate the panels in a central controlled location. These are then distributed horizontally within the building and lifted into position mechanically.