A Guide To Metsec Systems In Construction
Whether you work in the construction industry or you’re simply about to embark on your own DIY building project, you might have heard the term MetSec being used a lot recently.
But for many, these systems are still very new, and you might be wondering what MetSec is and whether you should be using this in your construction project.
Well, that’s exactly what we’re here to tell you. In this guide, we will take a look at what MetSec is and its implications within the construction industry. We will also look at some of the benefits of choosing these systems and the types of structures they might be ideal for.
Read on to find out more.
What is MetSec?
Metsec is a steel framing solution (SFS), and the MetSec company have become a market leader in this type of steel structure. These framing solutions are stud panels and can be fixed as an infill or exterior cladding to a building.
These are made from galvanised steel and comprise of columns and horizontal beams, which are constructed to form a grid. The main purpose is to support the building to which they’re attached, but they also provide support for insulation, exterior cladding or interior boarding.
All MetSec steel framing solutions are made from top-quality materials and pre-engineered to meet modern construction methods and regulations. They are also independently tested.
Its uses in the construction industry
We’ve briefly addressed how these systems might be used, but let’s now look a little deeper into the implications within the construction industry. These systems are typically supplied to a construction site as individual components. They will then be assembled on-site. However, this may require them to be cut to the desired length as they will be provided at the manufactured standard length.
SFS is primarily used to create frames that will support infill and facade systems. These might be used in load-bearing or non-load-bearing situations, but most often, they are used for external wall infills.
They can also be used for continuous walling and high bay walls on various building projects. Continuous walling can be used to oversail the edge of a structure, maximising the amount of internal floor space. It’s also perfect for adding cladding to large structures, whetehr new or existing.
The different types of buildings and construction projects involved
Although SFS systems created by MetSec are being used across countless construction projects to date, you might be wondering which types of projects will benefit the most from these systems. Ultimately it will come down to the architect and construction managers to decide, but some of the most common buildings and projects that might require MetSec include:
- Medium-rise commercial properties
- Retailer stores
- Healthcare facilities
- Educational establishments
- Government buildings or offices
Of course, these systems can be used in all manner of construction projects depending on the function they need to serve.
The benefits of using MetSec in construction
MetSec systems can deliver lots of benefits at different stages of the construction process, from design to installation. Not only this, but they can also be used in a number of different structures, for example, concrete or steel frames, and they work with a variety of different infill materials. And these are just some of the benefits of using MetSec in construction, others include:
- Being quick and easy to assemble on site
- The fact that they are extremely lightweight and flexible to use
- That despite being lightweight, steel is a dense material that is strong and durable
- The structure is ready to accept infill boards and panels immediately
- This means that structures can become watertight very quickly
- It also means that follow-on traders don’t have to wait as long to start their work
- Finally, SFS products or colour-coded making them easy to identify and install on site
Oh, and there is one more key benefit, Metsec systems are sustainable and better for the planet.
Sustainability in construction
Finally, as we become more aware of the impact we are having on the planet, every industry is doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint and be more sustainable. This includes the construction industry. One of the greatest benefits of MetSec systems is that they are better for the environment.
As steel is one of the world’s most recycled products, these steel structures are manufactured from recycled materials. And the best part is this recycling process is continuous.
Not only this, but because the steel parts are cut so precisely, MetSec SFS makes buildings airtight, creating a sealed envelope around the structure. This means that the inside is in the perfect condition for thermal insulation. This makes it easy to regulate the temperature of the building and requires far less heating or cooling, which can both take their toll on the planet.
This is why MetSec systems have been recognised by Environmental Management.