The year of the curve

We are always mentioning the benefits of light gauge steel being Lighter. Straighter. Better. But, we don’t often mention the amazing curves that can be achieved.

This year we have seen builders utilise light gauge steel for these amazing curves more that ever!

From curved walls to, ceilings and facades the team at Dynamic Steel Frame are all over it.

Curved Wall Frames

Curved walls have made a comeback. When it comes to curved walls not many people believe that light gauge steel can be utilised to create this stunning architectural statement. However, we make this possible because of the flexibility of the design software and the accuracy of the manufacturing process.

Curves are easy to achieve with light gauge steel as we design them in the software. Segmenting the openings giving the plasterers or joiners somewhere to attach their joinery to. The design software and the machinery create the geometry for everything else to sit on and that’s why our curves are so precise.

Coved Ceilings

House 2 on this years “The Block” television series had a stunning coved ceiling . We created this coved ceiling by hanging TRUECORE® steel trusses from the underside of the ceiling, and plastered around it. The advantage of using steel for this ceiling was that the lines between the curves were laser straight. This ceiling is perfect!

Curve ceiling
Light gauge steel beams to create straight lines between each curve.

Curved Facade’s

We recently created some magnificent curved facades and balustrades for a project on Dover Street, Cremorne for Cobild. Prefabricated with precision, this project showcases the design versatility of LGS framing made from TRUECORE® steel.

If you are looking to use light gauge steel framing made from TRUECORE® steel for your next project, contact the team at Dynamic Steel Frame to get your project underway.

Phone: 03 9701 7342

An Innovative Approach to Light Gauge Steel Framing

Dynamic Steel Frame was founded when managing director Peter Blythe identified a gap in the market for light gauge steel. Although there were some companies stick building facades from purlins, or turning bulk stud into prefabricated walls, nobody had yet made headway using the worlds’ best next gen (at the time) automated rollformers from FRAMECAD.

There was demand for the product but a distinct lack in production capacity.

Over the last decade our team have pioneered innovative solutions in light gauge steel frame manufacturing in every segment of the market starting with the first apartment top story, the first prefabricated balustrade, the first laser cut and repeatable curves, the first tiny house and many other firsts. As pioneers, many of these innovations are imitated and copied by others today.

Utilising technology in ways that no one has before, in order to streamline construction and on site works, we have pushed the boundaries of what people believe possible in light gauge steel.

We work with our clients to understand the problems and then invent ways to solve them. It’s a collaborative approach between stakeholders in the construction process, involving many different team members in the design process, ensures it is at the heart what we do.  

Dynamic Steel Frame are constantly brainstorming more effective ways to achieve our desired outcome. This being a daily practice, driving not just short term innovation to a singular end but a push for continued adaptation and advancement within the company and industry.

Creating complex award-winning designs using our innovative, cutting-edge technologies, the company has driven industry development and played a major role in the evolution of consumer embracement of using light gauge steel in the building process.

Trade Night

September 14th 2023, Dynamic Steel Frame and Ideal Fasteners held a trade night in conjunction with Truecore Steel and NASH – National Association of Steel Framed Houses to introduce our latest technologies and innovations to the light gauge steel industry.

Peter and the team showcased the future of brickwork. With these prefabricated brick piers created with Melbourne Masonry for a façade project with Cobild Constructions on Dover Street, Cremorne.

We also demonstrated our detailing and BIM process first hand. Clients had the opportunity to watch our head detailer in action. We love to showcase our BIM 3D models, as it truly brings each project to life, and allows the builder to review their project before the steel frames are fabricated. These BIM models also allow the detailer and client to understand what works and what doesn’t, prior to the frames getting on-site, drastically reducing the chance of on-site errors.

When the frames arrive on site, the 3D models bring an advantage in terms of visualisation and helps the installer better understand the overall project as you can see exactly where things will be connected and all the service holes allowed, lessening the chance of issues with the frames once they are erect on site.

Our latest innovation

The Hyperspan™ systems. A new flooring and beam system developed by Dynamic Steel Frame to solve a multitude of issues. The timber shortage, the speed of joist production and installation on site and LVL beam shortage. 

Made from TRUECORE® steel our Hyperspan™ strength to weight ratio is second to none.

Hyperspan flooring system, Dynamic Steel Frame's latest innovative technology
Hyperspan™ flooring system installed on-site for a new
townhouse development in Williamstown

Hyperspan™ has filled the holes in the market and decreased cost, increased site productivity and lessened our environmental impact.

“The feedback from our clients and installers has been extremely positive. The desired effect of increased on-site productivity, production speeds and reduced raw material usage has been achieved.”

Peter Blythe – Managing Director

Our manufacturing and design team work very closely to continue to innovate and improve the experience for clients. Whether that is time saving, cost saving or turning their architectural intent into a structural reality.

Our companies shared mindset has contributed to our success and reputation in the industry. We are a company who can achieve the goals in an effective and precise manor. Winning three awards now for innovation we strive to ensure this is our top goal across the company.

If you are after a team to innovate your next project

Lighter. Straighter. Better.

Phone: 03 9701 7342

Project Bordeaux – Neville St, Bentleigh

Dynamic Steel Frame provided both light gauge steel and structural steel to Project Bordeaux, By Elation Homes.

As this project comes to a close, managing director Peter Blythe chats with Elation Homes CEO, Brenton Woods about their experience using light gauge steel.

Benefits to using light gauge steel framing

Project Bordeaux showcases the advantages of using light gauge steel in high-end projects. Specifically referring to the undeniably straight walls, magnificent curved details and large open spaces.

Brenton and the team at Elation Homes have noticed a vast difference in the quality of their builds since switching to light gauge steel. “When we put traditional timber framing in, it might have been straight at the start. But by the time we got through the build process, we were having to fix things on the frames because they had warped or twist”

Steel is an inorganic compound, it doesn’t move overtime. Consequently you get no warping, twisting or bowing.

Our steel frames are manufactured using the most advanced framing system currently available in the world. We combine superior design and engineering software with automated roll formers to produce steel framing with the strength and performance which is unmatched by conventional timber framing systems.

“One of the beautiful parts about light gauge steel is it really is laser straight”

Peter Blythe – Managing Director

Digital twin approach

Dynamic Steel Frame’s digital twin approach assists with drastically reducing the chance of on-site errors.

Once the client is able to see a 3D model of their project, they can ensure they have allowed for things such as plumbing voids and duct runs.

“Transferring from traditional framing to light gauge steel has made us better builders” says Brenton. “We had to become more organised at the start of the job, and working with Dynamic Steel Frame, getting the 3D twin makes it a lot easier. We spend more time at the start getting things right, but what that translates to is far less time trying to sort out issues once its on site.”

Working with the detailer and going through each stage of the design process aids in identifying any challenges that may arise at the beginning of the project. Ensuring that a solution is made prior to frames being manufactured. Undoubtedly making on-site work hassle free.

“It is certainly a lot easier to make amendments with a keyboard and a mouse, rather than angle grinders, drills and saws”

Peter Blythe – Managing Director

For a high-end product that will endure as a lasting piece of architectural excellence, you can’t beat a light gauge steel frame made from TRUECORE Steel®.

Contact the team today for a quote

Phone: 03 9701 7342