(28) October 2011
Metsec: investing in quality and service 4-5 Choosing the right SFS application 6-7 SFS applications 8-17 SFS component range Infill walling Continuous walling High-bay separating walls Load-bearing structures 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17
External finishes 18-23
Section through masonry clad wall External wall - Brickwork External wall - Insulated render External wall - Timber cladding External wall - Ventilated rainscreen External wall - Composite panels 18 19 20 21 22 23
Market sector applications 24-27
Performance data 28-31 Deflection head and junction details 32-34
Table of fixings 35 Load/span data 36-37
Services and software 38-39
Quality and service
Investing in quality and service
The Company Metsec plc is the UK’s largest specialist cold roll-forming company, providing structural steel components for the UK construction and manufacturing industries. We have been established for over 75 years and are based in Oldbury in the West Midlands. Today,
Steel, Railway Systems, Automotive and Profilform, all occupy top positions within their respective markets. We focus on adding value through expert design, precision manufacturing and on-time, in-full product delivery. Our aim is to provide excellent service and quality products that offer our customers cost effective solutions.
Metsec are part of the Profilform Division of voestalpine – the world’s largest manufacturer of cold rolled sections. voestalpine is a leading European manufacturer with its own steelmaking facilities and headquarters in Austria. The five divisions of voestalpine; Steel, Special
Metsec’s Lightweight Structural Systems guarantee expert design and cost effective bespoke high quality solutions to the construction industry. Our unrivalled customer support package includes taking the structural design responsibility from the customer at the outset.
Our highly experienced technical team of engineers will then produce detailed designs which are covered by our Professional Indemnity insurance. Similarly, our manufacturing capacity ensures the fast and accurate supply of materials to site ready for installation enabling our customers to meet the tightest building programmes.
Metsec’s Purlin Division is the UK’s largest designer and manufacturer of light gauge galvanised steel purlins, side rails and mezzanine floor systems for use in a wide range of industrial and commercial developments. Our systems are manufactured from 450N/mm2 guaranteed yield strength material for greater strength and reduced project weights. Metsec Z & C sections are available in profile heights from 142mm to 342mm and thicknesses from 1.3mm to 3.0mm and are available with a full range of accessories.
Metsec’s Steel Framing System (SFS) Division leads the market when it comes to light gauge galvanised steel structural framing designs and is suitable for a wide range of applications in most market sectors of construction. SFS is a fast track cold rolled steel frame system which is site fixed as infill or continuous walling, high bay separating walls or load bearing structures. SFS provides a pre-engineered solution in line with the demands of modern methods of construction and is structurally proven and independently tested to provide thermal, acoustic and fire resistance performance.
Metsec’s Metframe Division provides a pre-panelised framing system that is fabricated off site. Panels are then installed on site with either concrete or cold-rolled steel joisted floors added to create a complete stand alone structure. The use of prefabricated panels allows the efficient erection of the structure and aids the main contractor in reducing the overall onsite programme
Lattice Beam Division
Metsec’s Lattice Beam Division is the UK’s largest manufacturer of lightweight steel lattice joists,...