What are the Negatives of Light Gauge Steel Frame?
The only possible disadvantage is the need, for accurate pre-planning.
Unlike with timber, on site alterations, on a large scale are not possible and trickier even if only slight.
But we hear you say “Is this a disadvantage or an advantage?”
This necessity leads to a marked reduction in construction time on site and therefore the risk of the following occurring.
The favourite, most common and in fact infamous, bad experience builder story – “over running construction times and spiralling costs.”
If you are an architect who prides themselves on precision, a developer who needs to control costs (is there any other kind?) or simply a client who wants things done on time and for the cost you have been lead to believe, light gauge steel frame is definitely for you!