a life expectancy of a minimum of 200 years


a life expectancy of a minimum of 200 years for warm frame applications

Light Gauge Steel Warm Frame home building applications have recently received a welcome seal of approval in the form of test evidence produced by the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) – concluding a minimum 200 year expected lifespan when used in a warm frame construction. How many other systems can make such a bold statement?

The system is already in place at hundreds of housing developments and self build locations across the country with its distinctive, gleaming Meccano-style structure proving to be an eye-catching feature of the construction phase.

Inventor and U-Roof founder David Thurston commented:

These findings further endorse what is already acknowledged as a very strong, dependable and adaptable frame building system that saves on both time and money during construction and proof that British innovation is still very much alive. The SCI, together with the NHBC (National House Building Council), concur that it is not unreasonable to expect a lifespan, for a warm frame galvanised steel construction, in excess of 200 years. The data from the SCI proves that the system is fit for purpose for considerably longer than previous expectations – offering builders, homeowners, lenders and insurers real peace of mind when it comes to product durability.

For more details refer to official SCI Publication P262
SCI P262

pdfExtract from SCI P262 – 2nd Durability