Advantages of the LSF system
The fact that the structure in LSF has less weight than conventional structures allows the construction to be substantially faster; Gaining in construction time, also gains in the cost level; Finally, because the structure is lighter reduces the loads on the foundations, decreasing the possibilities of occurrence of settlements, which avoids future problems such as cracks and others. Also one of the advantages in relation to the weight is in the rehabilitation of buildings or even the increase of 1 or 2 floors, since the load exerted on the existing structure will be substantially smaller.
If in one hand it is true that the workforce in this type of work is more specialized and consequently more expensive, the fact is that it is commonly stated that in reality, the cost is going to be less expensive because of the fewer workers that will be contract.. The speed of construction, already mentioned in the previous point also throws the favour of price competitiveness; Using the LSF, it avoids the use of formwork which by norm also weighs significantly in the construction of traditional dwellings.
Also mentioned in the first point the lightness of the material as cause for the speed of construction; The non-execution of concrete structure, it is not necessary to wait for the time of drying, and avoiding the work of formwork and decoding, allows not to consume time in these activities that are not necessary with the LSF system; and estimated that these times are reduced by more than 50% compared to conventional construction.
Higher quality in other materials
Combining the previous points, it is easily perceived that less manpower will be needed and that the necessary, will be much less time in work than if it were a traditional construction; The money that is saved in labor can be partially invested in the materials of the finishes, thus allowing to increase the quality of the housing, and investing in better thermal and acoustic insulations, thus achieving lifelong go saving some Money.
It is in this aspect that one of the main advantages of the LSF system resides. Imagine living in a perfectly air-conditioned environment but without having to spend a fortune in heating or cooling, not to mention the health that provides residents of a house in LSF. This is the comfort of a housing with steel structure.