The construction elements of the light steel skeleton consist of two types of basic profiles:
– profile C, used as wall studs, floor beams, roof girders and rafters,
– profile U, used as ground beams and caps.
Basic profiles are also used to construct lintels over window and door openings
In addition to the basic profiles, complementary profiles of the omega or Z type are used. They function as horizontal wall braces and are used as a support grating for the installation of cladding wall panels.
All types of profiles are produced in various sizes, which makes it possible to match their cross-section to the requirements of the structure load capacity.
The arrangement of insulation and finishing layers in steel frame walls is similar to wood frame buildings.