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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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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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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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