【Interior decorative material】Roughly explaining LGS(=light gauge steel) bedding
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Our company is taking charge of full set interior decorative finishing construction work at Ikebukuro, Tokyo, at midpoint, in all over Kanto area, such as LGS work, board work, so-called decorative cloth・floor finishing work, and so on.
This time, we think we will roughly explain a theme of,LGS bedding.
What is LGS?
LGS is, among steel frame, it is pointed to be a kind of steel material whose thickness is 6mm or thinner.
Contrarily, steel frame of 6mm or thicker is called heavy steel frame. This is not used for bedding, so it is used for building structure body.
If you search heavy steel frame by internet, it should hit a lot of pictures of construction on the way.(constructed with heavy steel frame)
On the contrary, buildings constructed with light gauge steel frame also exist, and it is used for construction of one to two stories low rise buildings.
What we interior decorative construction work contractors are using is, light gauge steel among them. At construction work sites, it is called「light steel」,「LGS」or so on.
In our company Instagram or so, as we explained a few times, LGS is an abbreviation of Light Gauge Steel. If it is directly translated, the meaning is「light weight gauge steel」. Among interior decorative construction work contractors too, we also often use the name of LGS.
In the case of calling it as light weight gauge steel bedding, it is pointed to be a kind of LGS as bedding for sticking board material such as hung ceiling, and bedding to make for sticking board to the wall, or partition wall and so on.
In our above sentences, 6mm or thinner steel is called light gauge steel.
Except for attaching part, the steel thickness is about 0.5mm to 1.6mm.
Type C steel, or hollow inside square steel are used for LGS.
Features of LGS
As our anew explanation, comparing with wooden axis used as bedding material instead of LGS in the past, there are merits of using LGS such as,
・Excelling in dimensional stability.
・Supplying is stable, inexpensive.
・Can do bend processing.
So, all above can be said features.
As its material is iron, compared with wooden axis, it has stronger fire-resistancy, so if fire should occur, safety is high.
In addition, wood is easy to occur crook and expansion・contraction by humidity. But, iron hardly occurs these.
Furthermore, compared with wood, because LGS is supplied stable, material cost is inexpensive.
(Naturally, it does not mean to be uninfluenced by commodity price.)
As for bend processing, we already explained a few times in our blog too.
It is pointed to be bending steel frame, for bedding to make curved wall or pillar.
For this kind of processing, wooden axis is not used now. LGS is used for this kind of process now.
Its demerits are as follows:
・Specialized skilled worker is necessary. (As for wood, if there is carpenter, it is OK. However, as for LGS bedding, LGS・board skilled worker is necessary.)
・As the standard is decided in advance before material delivery, fine adjustment at the site is difficult.
Situation of LGS construction work
From here, we are introducing a few pictures which it seems that you usually probably may hardly have chances to see at LGS construction work on the way as follows.
At a mass sale shop skeleton work site, a situation where ceiling LGS is newly being executed construction work.
In the case of ceiling, as the above picture generally, by using「hung bolt」, bolt is hung from concrete surface, ceiling is mounted up as square shaped, then ceiling material is gone to be sticked from bottom.
Depending on requirement, for earthquake strengthening, chances are that a kind of slanting part material called「brace」will be attached.
Besides, same as wooden construction, there are part materials such as joist and joist receiver.
As for details, please consult other websites. So, we are sorry that we do not touch on it here.
As the following website is clear to understand, please take a look at it for your reference.
(If you are interested, please look at our Japanese website relative page.)
Situation of putting up LGS bedding on the outer wall①.
Situation of LGS wall construction②
Constructing partition work.
Situation of LGS wall construction③
When filling heat insulating material, putting in between steel frame, covering with tape or sheet, further more going on to stick board material.
All above three pictures are the situations of LGS wall bedding construction.
In the case of wall, part material the name changes. We put up part materials of horizontal material called runner at the floor side and ceiling side (upper end), and a part material called stud at upper part and lower part at a certain interval. Furthermore, we use a part material for rolling countermeasure called steady stop at a certain interval.
(As for steady stop, if strength standard can be cleared, then some may be omitted.)
Regarding here, as there is clear web page, we attach for reference.
(If you are interested, please look at our Japanese website relative page.)
In addition to both of ceiling and wall with these, it is necessary to carry out earthquake strengthening further, or to enhance strength at open hole part (open part strength).
In addition, we will carry on work process, such as filling heat insulating material, attaching board material at the steel frame, doing putty treatment, sticking so-called decorative cloth, and painting.
After all, it is not too much to say that at most of「ceiling」「wall」which you may presently see, LGS is used.
Many of you may think of re-sticking so-called decorative cloth, painting and so on, by hearing of interior decorative construction work.
Basically, it can be said that mounting up LGS work is the first work process of interior construction work.
We write down our company’s previous relative article.
If you are interested, please look at them as well: on construction・interior decorative material/LGS work.
(If you are interested, please visit our relative Japanese website.)
We have so far roughly explained LGS bedding as above this time.
As our brief summary,
・LGS is, pointed to be among steel frame, steel material thickness equals to or thinner than 6mm. What is often used for bedding is about 0.8mm thick.
・Presently, in almost all structure, it is used for hung ceiling, wall bedding material, and there are a lot of merits too.
・At both of ceiling and wall, it is mounted up as grid shaped, then board material goes to be sticked on it.
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