In the world of construction, innovation has always played a pivotal role in shaping the way we build. The introduction of Light Gauge Steel Frames (LGSF) is a testament to this trend. LGSF structures offer an array of advantages in terms of speed, efficiency, and sustainability, which is why many in the commercial sector have embraced this method with open arms. Now, this groundbreaking construction technique is finding its way into the residential market, redefining the way we think about home extensions.

In this blog, we’ll explore how LGSF is revolutionizing the construction industry, with a special focus on its residential applications. We’ll delve into the advantages it brings, particularly in terms of speed, thermal efficiency, and eco-friendly facades.

Speed and Efficiency

Traditional construction methods often involve long timelines and complex processes. LGSF, on the other hand, offers a much quicker and more efficient way to build. This is particularly beneficial for residential extensions, where homeowners want to minimize disruption to their daily lives.

LGSF structures are prefabricated, meaning that many components are manufactured in a controlled environment, and then assembled on-site. This significantly reduces construction time and ensures a high level of precision in the building process. DB-Space focus on modular extensions with LGSF is, therefore, a game-changer for homeowners looking to expand their living space without the hassle of extensive construction.

Thermal Efficiency and Passive House Standards

Today, energy efficiency is a top priority in construction, and LGSF excels in this area. These steel frames create highly airtight buildings, which are essential for achieving Passive House standards. Passive House is a rigorous energy efficiency standard that ensures a building is both comfortable and sustainable, with minimal energy consumption.

By offering residential extensions that meet Passive House standards, your company is contributing to a greener and more sustainable future. Homeowners can enjoy increased comfort and reduced energy bills, making LGSF-based extensions not just a practical choice but an environmentally responsible one.

Eco-Friendly Facades

Eco-friendly construction is on the rise, and your use of composite or brick slip facades aligns perfectly with this trend. These facades offer the aesthetic appeal of traditional building materials like bricks while incorporating the benefits of eco-friendly materials.

Composite facades often use recycled or sustainable materials, reducing the environmental impact of construction. This approach not only makes your projects more eco-friendly but also allows homeowners to make a statement with their home’s exterior.


The rise of Light Gauge Steel Frames in the residential market is a welcome change that benefits homeowners and the environment. DB-Space’s focus on modular extensions with LGSF, coupled with thermal efficiency and eco-friendly facades, is making a strong case for the adoption of this method. As more homeowners experience the speed, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal of LGSF-based extensions, it’s safe to say that this innovation will continue to grow in popularity, reshaping the residential construction landscape.

The future of home extensions has arrived, and it’s built with light gauge steel frames – a smart, sustainable, and efficient choice that’s here to stay.



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