What is LGS?

With TACTILE, you can turn architectural inspiration into reality much faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. It's a fully sustainable building process that incorporates the intelligence of FrameCAD software and FrameCAD manufacturing solutions, complemented with various local and international building products and building hardware.

Light Gauge Steel (LGS)

LGS, also known as Cold Formed Steel (CFS), is rapidly becoming popular in the Kenyan construction industry with key competitive advantages of speed & waste management.

TACTILE LGS uses the technology developed by FrameCAD, a world leader in LGS/CFS framing solutions using internationally accredited construction methods.

TACTILE offers LGS for trussing works, and modular and nonmodular construction systems.

LGS Properties

TACTILE LGS framing and trussing components are manufactured using high strength grade G550 galvanised steel. With its high strength to low weight ratio, TACTILE LGS reduces transport and production costs, making it the preferred building material for various construction systems globally.

LGS Advantages

Highest strength to weight ratio of any building material. Meets very tough performance standards.

It will not rot, warp, split, crack, creep, support mould growth, or be eaten by termites and other insects.

Dimensionally stable
Does not expand or contract with moisture content.

Consistent Material Quality
No regional variance in composition performance. International standards, global requirements.

Does not burn and will not contribute fuel to the spread of fire.

Earthquake Resistance
Superior seismic performance due to steel’s ductility.