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Light Steel Frame Homes

Discover why light steel frame houses are a smart choice for modern living.

Light Steel Frame Homes - Building the Future

Light steel frame houses offer a range of advantages over traditional brick and timber home. This innovative building method provides a multitude of design possibilities, and is eco-friendly, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and quick-to-build.

Lightweight Steel Frame

The structural Benefits of Steel

  • Strong – Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material. Meets very tough performance standards
  • Inorganic – Will not rot, warp, split, crack, creep, support mold growth, or be eaten by termites and other insects
  • Dimensionally stable – does Does not expand or contract with moisture content
  • Consistent Material Quality – No regional variance in composition performance. International standards, global requirements
  • Noncombustible – Does not burn and will not contribute fuel to the spread of a fire
  • Earthquake Resistance – Superior seismic performance due to steel’s ductility.

Exterior Insulated Façade System (EIFS) Wall System

Adding Beauty and Efficiency to Your Steel Frame Homes

Steel Frame homes have a number of advantages over traditional frame homes and brick and mortar homes. They are durable, secure, and can withstand extreme weather conditions with ease. 

To further enhance the overall beauty and energy efficiency, an Exterior Insulation and Façade System (EIFS) wall system is used.

What is the EIFS Wall System?

EIFS is a type of siding that can be applied to the exterior of a steel frame home to provide thermal insulation, weather resistance, and attractive finishes. It is composed of three layers:

  1. Insulation board – the first layer of EIFS is made up of insulation board, typically made from polystyrene. This board is installed directly onto the exterior of the steel frame to provide a thermal barrier against heat and cold.

  2. Base coat – the second layer of EIFS is a base coat of polymer cement that is applied to the insulation board. This layer is intended to provide a strong and stable base for the finish coat.

  3. Finish coat – the final layer is a texture coat or decorative finish. It can be designed to mimic bricks, stucco, or any other desired surface.


There are several advantages to choosing EIFS for your steel frame home

Energy Efficiency

EIFS provides a layer of insulation to your home. By doing so, it creates a barrier that keeps the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. This results in a more comfortable indoor environment and lower utility bills.

Durable and Long-lasting

EIFS is highly durable and can withstand a range of harsh weather conditions, including high winds, heavy rain, and hail.

Aesthetic Appeal

EIFS finishes can be customized to your desired look. They come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures, making it easy to create a unique look that enhances the beauty and value of your home.

Low Maintenance

EIFS requires very little maintenance, thereby saving you time and money in the long run. With only occasional cleaning, your EIFS finishes will remain in excellent condition for years to come.

Cladding Solutions

Ohlhorst Lightweight Building Solutions offers a wide range of External Facades – external thermal insulated cladding systems with a lightweight steel engineered structure. Green technology, optimal thermal performance and wind load certified.

Some of our recent residential lightweight building solutions projects

We have an extensive portfolio of projects including both commercial buildings and residential homes. Each project represents our unwavering commitment to delivering excellence, innovation, and superior craftsmanship.