Metek has an excellent portfolio of successfully built residential projects. Metek are one of the few companies that have in-house design, manufacture and contracting, giving customers a one-stop experience and a single point of responsibility.

A variety of projects as listed below have been constructed using the Metek system, to strict time limits and exacting dimensions, delivered by our team of experienced designers, manufacturers and installers.

  • Firepool Lock, Taunton
  • Streatham Hub, London
  • Old Gaol house Abingdon
  • Housing Fort William
  • Farnborough town centre re-construction
  • Broomlands, Middlesbrough
  • Oval Quarter (Myatt’s Fields), Lambeth, London
  • John Bond House, Tower Hamlets, London
  • Accordia Housing, Cambridge (Sterling prize for Architecture winner)
  • Pavilion Court retirement living, Felixstowe
  • Portland Road, Brighton
  • Retirement Living Tunbridge Wells
  • Social Housing Tonbridge
  • Chalkhill, Wembley, London
  • The Mint, mixed use development in Birmingham

Metek Light Steel Framing has been extremely well received by the construction industry where rapid-build steel construction methods meet their demand for high levels of acoustic performance, speed of construction and quality. Multi-storey residential buildings also benefit from using light steel infill walls and long span flooring where excellent thermal and acoustic levels can be achieved.

Streatham Hub under construction

Advantages of Metek Light Steel Framing in Residential Construction

  • Significantly reduced time on site vs traditional
  • Increased quality
  • Faster speed of construction
  • Long span floors with a choice of steel joists or composite concrete construction
  • Incorporate Robust Standard Details
  • BIM, Revit modelled
  • Hot rolled steel incorporated as part of the light steel frame
  • Light weight provides thermally responsive construction and good energy efficiency.
  • Safer construction process
  • Non-combustible construction
  • Sheathing can be rigid high performance insulation with brick cladding or cement particle board where cladding or rain screen are specified.
  • Impressive savings in foundation weight
  • Less site waste
  • Structural performance substantiated by tests
  • High levels of insulation and airtightness easily achieved
  • Occupied roof space
  • Predictability of process
  • Good energy efficiency

Oval Quarter Under construction

Oval Quarter (Myatt’s Fields) London

The re-development of a decaying area of Lambeth in south London was completed in double quick time by using Metek’s light steel framing system.

The former Myatt’s Fields North Estate was completely re-modelled to create the ‘Oval Quarter’, which is a vibrant mixture of private and affordable housing in a wide range of building scales.

In 2013, this scheme was the largest urban regeneration scheme in the UK. The architects reproduced the familiar London Georgian terrace in a modern style using featured brickwork up to 6 storeys high, which is laterally supported by the light steel structure.

Originally conceived in blockwork, and then in timber framing, Metek’s light steel framing was finally chosen as the structural system by the main contractor because of its speed of delivery and its fire resistant properties, especially during construction. Metek provided all the light steel frames and floor joists, and the structural steel for the lift cores and stairs as well as installing pre-cast concrete stairs.