Lightweight Structures

Over 85% of detached homes built in Australia are constructed using lightweight timber framing. LVL wall and floor framing is also experiencing rapid uptake in the new and exciting market for prefabricated buildings

Timber roof, wall and floor frames are either built on site, ‘stick built’, prefabricated in a frame and truss factory or fully panelised by a commercial building prefabricator. Residential roof and wall frames are typically prefabricated in frame and truss factories as roof trusses and ‘pre-nail’ wall frames. Residential floor frames are predominantly assembled on site from I-joists, floor trusses, LVL or timber however in commercial buildings, prefabricated floor cassettes are increasingly used.

Pre-fabrication of the building frame in a controlled, factory environment improves the quality of the structural frame and significantly reduces on-site construction time.