FRAMECAD: Rapid construction the smart way


We live in a world that is constantly evolving, changing and moving. Technological innovation is reshaping old business models and approaches including within the construction industry.

Here at Brand Number 17, we are proud to partner with the world’s leading cold formed steel system FrameCAD, which combines both engineering and design software in one user friendly package. What is more, is that it helps deliver large scale cold formed steel (otherwise commonly known as CFS, light gauge steel or lightweight steel) construction projects faster with its advanced steel framing automated process.

Advanced construction methods such as the FrameCAD System brings about many benefits including:

  • Faster build times
  • Lower overall costs
  • Scalable design solutions
  • Better building performance
  • Design versatility

Why lightweight steel construction?

Lightweight steel is used globally for structural framing in buildings of all sizes and purposes. With the assistance of award-winning software such as the FrameCAD System, this makes using lightweight steel a superior structural framing model.

Lightweight steel delivers many advantages. It is:


It will not burn in a fire like a timber-framed building will


It is one of the robust materials used in the industry and is much stronger than timber


It reduces foundation requirements by approximately 2.5 times, therefore meaning costs will be reduced too


It is precise to +/- 1mm per 10m, meaning there is very minimal waste during construction


It is up to 50% faster than traditional methods of building


Not only is steel moisture-resistant, it is insusceptible to rotting, shrinking or moving under load. Importantly, this means there will be no cracking or long term movement from loss of moisture that you might typically find with traditional methods of construction

Lightweight steel and the environment

Here at BN17, we are focused on providing cost-efficient solutions for your requirements whilst remaining sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Steel is one of the most recycled materials on the planet (more than all other materials combined) therefore when purchasing one of our products; you can be sure that you are supporting the environment in an impactful way.

With made to measure components, this dramatically reduces wastage compared to timber. There is approximately only 2% steel waste compared to 20% timber waste.

Furthermore, as all of our products are flat packed and delivered to site in components, this reduces eco emissions and transport costs.


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