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Joint winners in the MiTek LSFB category at the 2017 Steel Awards were the GLA School Hall in Jeffrey’s Bay and Summit Place in Pretoria.

2017 STEEL AWARDS LSFB WINNERS

Over the years the prestigious Steel Awards, hosted annually by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc), has been an excellent barometer of the growth of the Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) in Southern Africa. This year was no different. Nineteen projects were entered into the LSFB category by seven leading Southern African Light […]

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ADVANTAGES OF LIGHT STEEL FRAME HOUSES IN KNYSNA

The Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) held a well- attended workshop in Knysna to present light steel frame building (LSFB) as a possible solution for the replacement of houses destroyed during the recent spate of fires. The event was sponsored by ArcelorMittal, Marley Building Systems and Saint-Gobain. (more…)

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The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, built by Razorbill Properties under instruction from the principal agent (PA) Ramashka Architects Swaziland.

LIGHT STEEL FRAME SOLUTION FOR SWAZILAND CLINIC

In the SADC region, Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) is increasingly becoming the preferred building method for those interested in energy-efficient buildings that can be built fast and with minimum waste – and Swaziland is no exception.   The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, […]

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Yet another Big Firm sees Value of Light Steel Frame Building

Delta Motors has added its name to the growing list of companies that supports the light steel frame building (LSFB) method. This time it’s the C.A.T. Motors, the Delta Cradock branch, a General Motors dealership in Cradock, which has built a state of the art 1800m² facility in less than 6 months, which is approximately […]

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High praise for light steel frame building method

Boogertman + Partners Architects, the globally acclaimed firm associated with such developments as Melrose Arch and the Soccer City stadium, has given the thumbs up to the light steel frame building (LSFB) method. Boogertman’s latest high-profile project, the new Pretoria head office of accounting giant Deloitte – part of the new Riverwalk Office Park at […]

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Two one-day courses from SASFA

Due to the growing interest in light steel frame building, the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) is organising two 1-day courses which will be presented in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. (See schedule of dates below)   Local Experts for Update on SANS 517:2011 Light steel frame building Training course : SANS […]

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CSIR research confirms the superior energy efficiency of Light Steel Frame Building

A recent research project by the Built Environment Division of the CSIR confirmed that a light steel frame (LSF) dwelling, built to SANS 517, will result in significant savings of electricity used for heating and cooling of the building, compared with a conventionally built heavy masonry building.   In order to obtain an objective prediction […]

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Light Steel Frame Building and Cladding on the up in residential sector

Light Steel Frame (LSF) building is on the rise in the South African residential sector, including in the upmarket sector. This is according to the director of the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA), John Barnard.   While Stats S.A. reports that the decline in residential housing is showing signs of bottoming out, […]

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Bucking the trend

The light steel frame building sector is bucking the recession trend with a growth forecast of 10% for the 2009 calendar year Compared with a 17% decline in the real value of residential buildings completed in the major municipal areas in South Africa during the first half of 2009, this forecast reflects a growing preference […]

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A new way of thinking

The advent of light steel frame building in South Africa is one of the most exciting developments in recent times in the steel and building industries. SASFA, the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association, a division of the SAISC, the Southern African Institute for Steel Construction, was officially launched on October 18, 2006 to […]

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