The Structural Steel Framing System (SFS) is a component supply structural stud façade system commonly used in two main methods of employ; Infill and Oversail. The system consists of C & U shaped studs and tracks designed on a project specific basis to form the inner leaf of a façade.
Both systems are constructed on-site and must be designed and installed to BS5950 and BS8000. Liability for the quality and accuracy of the installation rests with the Contractor and not Kingspan Profiles & Sections.
SFS has been extensively used in construction projects covering residential flats, apartments, healthcare and educational developments, commercial developments, public buildings and industrial properties.
Sections are supplied to site as individual components and fully assembled in-situ. This is an advantage where site access/craneage is restricted. Components can be supplied in final required lengths or standard lengths cut to suit on site. By cutting to length on site, construction tolerances in structures can be fully accommodated.
Infill Systems are typically supported at the slab edge between hot-rolled steel or concrete. This allows insulation and external finishes to be installed continuously outside the main structural frame if the correct tolerance scheme is adopted. The system is suitable for both low and high-rise construction.
Oversail Systems are fitted outside the line of the structural frame using support cleats at each floor level with connections designed to allow slab deflection. It is particularly suited to situations where cladding materials are sensitive to differing movement of the main frame.