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[WHITEPAPER] An Introduction to Light Gauge Steel Framing: For Architects
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20 November 2019

Whether you’re working on a single home or multi-residential construction project, your choice of materials has a big impact on the final result. From the scope of the design, to on site installation and longevity, the right material plays a big part. It can also be the difference between your project exceeding expectations, meeting the required codes and standing the test of time – or unfortunately failing to do so.

Light gauge steel framing (also known as blue steel framing) is rapidly gaining momentum as the material of choice for a growing number of architects and designers alike. Working with light gauge steel (LGS) framing for structural walls, floor joists and roof trusses offers a host of non-combustible benefits during both the design and construction phase.

Maybe you’ve heard about LGS framing but haven’t explored it further? Or perhaps you have some understanding of the benefits but are not sure whether it’s worth making the change from traditional timber alternatives? Either way, if you’re an architect looking for new ways to drive innovation and efficiency with non-combustible materials, download the Whitepaper to discover how LGS framing can give your projects the edge.


> Benefits for the Architect
>  FAQs about Steel
>  Relevant Building Codes & Standards
>  Simple Process from Design to Delivery

How SBS Group Can Help

It’s always a big decision to switch from the old tried and true methods to something new. But the truth is, in today’s ever-changing market, finding new and innovative ways to push the boundaries and find cost and on site time and labour efficiencies is key.

So, whether you’re in the early stages of the design process, or already have the plans drawn up, we’re happy to offer advice about how choosing light gauge steel framing can benefit your project.

Since the early 2000’s, we’ve assisted many architects, developers and builders to discover the possibilities of steel framing – we have the expertise and knowledge to achieve the best outcomes. Please get in touch with our team on 1300 782 950 or email

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