Commercial Non-Load Breaing – steel studs and tracks are stocked in 1 5/8″, 2 ½”, 3 5/8″ and 6″ sizes in a variety of lengths. Manufactured to exacting tolerances, contractors appreciate the superior stud to track fit. Non-combustible Steel Studs and Tracks have been used in many fire tested wall assemblies to achieve ratings up to 2 hours. Consult UL and ULC fire resistance directories for specific time rated assemblies.
Axial Load-Brearing Lightweight Steel Framing – Increasing Popularity is the use of Lightweight Steel Framing as axial load-bearing framing for multi-story structures including Hotels, Condominiums, Retirement Homes, Health Care Facilities, Retail Stores and Restaurants. The benefits of non-combustibility and year-round construction make Lightweight Steel Framing an attractive framing alternative. ULC Listing W424 for load-bearing wall framing offers fire ratings of up to 2 hours. Please refer to MANTANE literature for additional information including section properties, load tables, engineering notes and detail. http://www.bmp-group.com/Content.cfm?C=3690&SC=1&SCM=0&MI=2843&L1M=2843
Consistency and StrengthThe natural tendency for wood products to shrink is not an issue with Steel Framing. Eliminate expensive callbacks to adjust doors, repair nail-pops and cracking of finishes common with wood construction. Steel framing will not burn or contribute fuel to a fire. This increases fire safety and minimizes damage.
A steel framed home offers greater structural integrity because it is fully engineered. Roofs constructed from steel studs have excellent resistance to snow loads and wind uplift during extreme weather conditions. Interior walls made with steel framing inhibit sound transmission between rooms much better than comparable wood framing.
Exciting house design options are possible with the different sizes and strengths (metal thickness) of heavy gauge loading- bearing steel framing. Imagine longer floor spans for large open areas; and higher, straighter walls built with confidence. Steel framing accepts all exterior finishes such as brick, stucco and siding.
Pound for pound, steel is the most recycled construction material on earth. All Lightweight Steel Framing includes a high recycled content as well as being 100% recyclable.
Steel is inorganic. It does not contain glues, resins or formaldehydes and will not support moisture, mould or bacterial growth. This results in healthier homes with improved air quality.