Metek offer a full range of external walling solutions manufactured from cold-formed galvanised light steel members for usage infill and continuous external walls.
All solutions are designed and engineered specifically to suit your project requirements by our in house technical team.
Metek infill walling uses lightweight studs spanning vertically located within the main frame of the building to create secondary lightweight framing.
Cladding and sheathing can be directly attached to framework enabling a weather tight envelope to be created far earlier than traditional means whilst also reducing the system weight by upto 50%.
To form system walls U section tracks are fixed to the slab and soffit with C section studs located and screw fixed to the flanges. Deflection of the soffit can be economically accommodated by a variety of means determined by structural calculations.
Should the façade contain large openings or parapets hot rolled steel wind posts can be integrated into the wall depth and supplied by Metek as part of the package.
Metek continuous walling uses studs spanning vertically located outside of the main frame of the building attached using brackets fixed to the steel edge beam or slab edge.
Continuous walling is intended for applications where the façade walls need to be located outside of the main building frame to minimise horizontal movement joints, maximise floor area or accommodate multi storey curtain walling.
System walls are formed by multi-storey C section studs cleated back to the primary building frame at intermediate slab or beam level using project specific brackets.Typically the wall will commence from a concrete slab, however where this is not possible an additional support member is designed and fixed at slab or beam level.
At intermediate locations based on the maximum length feasible on site the studs are capped off with U section tracks and the next lift commenced.
Large openings with a continuous walling façade such was glazed curtain walling may need a separate hot rolled steel frame which Metek can supply as part of the package. However site logistics and health and safety of works must be considered in specifying continuous walling to the length of members, typically erection will be from MWEP´s rather than standing scaffolding.