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Colour coding introduced to framing solutions

kingspan-sbs161020Kingspan Steel Building Solutions has introduced colour-coding to its steel framing systems (SFS) to simplify site installation for contractors.

Available nationwide, the company said the new coding will reduce time on-site and the potential for errors, making costly remediation work less likely.

All studs and tracks are now colour-coded according to their gauge, with the colours matching those used in Kingspan’s detailed design drawings.

When Kingspan Infinity software is being used, or if the company’s engineers determine that a stud or track needs to be supplied in 2mm gauge steel, the design drawings will confirm the stud or track gauge in red ink. A lintel in 1.8mm gauge will be shown in blue ink.

In turn, the stud or track supplied to site will be inkjet marked with the same colour, enabling it to be quickly identified and installed in the correct location.

Kingspan Steel Building Solutions Business Unit Director Phil Jasper said: “We’re committed to continuously improving our products, and ensuring our customers get the full benefit of working with Kingspan. This new coding is a simple but effective way for us to support contractors on-site, and make it easier than ever before for them to use Kingspan Steel Framing Systems.”

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