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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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GREEN LIGHT FOR LSFB IN GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES

At the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association’s (SASFA) recent industry feedback meeting, CSIR Principal Researcher, Building Science and Technology Dept., Llewellyn van Wyk, said that, in principle, Innovative Building Technologies (IBT), including Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB), have been accepted by government for use in the construction of government-owned structures. According to CSIR’s […]

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LIGHT STEEL FRAME BUILDING IDEAL FOR PENTHOUSE PROJECTS

The light steel frame building (LSFB) method, which has proven itself across the building spectrum, is also ideal for add-on loft units. This is the opinion of John Barnard, director of the Southern African Light Steel Frame Association (SASFA). “The Silverline Construction group, well-known for its high profile LSF projects such as McDonalds restaurants has […]

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Survey Reveals Dramatic Rise in Use of Light Steel Frame Building Method

An industry survey by the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) has revealed a dramatic increase in the use of the light steel frame building (LSFB) method in South Africa.   SASFA director John Barnard says that, in the main, the survey showed that the mass of steel used in South Africa to profile […]

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Being African will be fundamental to the growth of S.A’s Steel Construction Industry

Paolo Trinchero, who recently took over from Dr Hennie de Clercq as CEO of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), says he would like to see the Southern African steel construction industry grow by at least by 5% per year for the next 10 years. “This will require improving relationships with our African […]

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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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McDonald’s sees value of Light Steel Frame Building

McDonald’s South Africa is changing the way it builds its restaurants and has embarked on rolling out sustainable light steel frame building (LSFB) restaurants across the country. This is according to Greg Solomon, McDonald’s South Africa’s managing director. McDonald’s opened its first steel frame restaurant in Goodwood, Cape Town on 29 June 2013, making it […]

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Putting Light Steel Frame Building in the Frame

The advent of the light steel frame building (LSFB) method has been one of the most exciting developments in the international building industry in recent decades. Used increasingly across the USA, Australia and New Zealand, it was introduced to South Africa only relatively recently. The local mainstream building market has been cautious in accepting LSFB, […]

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High profile Xanadu success for light steel frame construction method

Since its inception, the ongoing message from the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) has been that the light steel frame (LSF) construction method is suitable for all types of building, from residential to commercial and office buildings. The latest residential architectural masterpiece in the Xanadu Eco Park overlooking the Hartebeespoort Dam in […]

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