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First choice framing for Brighton hotel

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Contractors working on a new prestigious 80 room myhotel in Brighton have used Metsec’s site fixed Steel Framing System (SFS) infill wall framing for almost 4,000m² of the building’s façade.

The Metsec system was incorporated into the overall external envelope, from the specialist render to the finished plasterboard. For the hotel’s 2.75m internal spans Metsec supplied 100mm wide, 1.2mm gauge studs, at 600mm centres along with 1.2mm gauge base track 2mm gauge head track incorporating a deflection head detail. In the hotel entrance lobby area, where spans were up to 3.5m, Metsec supplied 150mm wide, 1.2mm studs.

Metsec Framing Divisional Director, Peter Watkins, said: “SFS is lighter and quicker to install than blockwork, so there are time savings to be made, which can also mean lower project costs.”

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