Intrastack Low-Rise Housing (ILRH) – Launch Announcement

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 2024

Intrastack is setting the bar high with its Low-Rise Housing solution

Intrastack, part of the Saint-Gobain Off-Site Solutions division and leader in Light-Gauge Steel Frame (LGSF) solutions, is announcing its new Low-Rise Housing solution tailored to meet the needs of the construction industry.

With the Government aiming to build 300,000 new homes per year, as mentioned in the Parliament UK research briefing (May 2023), there has never been a better time for innovative construction solutions. Utilising off-site construction methods, the Intrastack Low-Rise Housing solution (ILRH) will provide a quick, durable, and cost-effective option for low-rise residential developments.

What is Intrastack’s Low-Rise Housing solution?

Utilising LGSF technology, the ILRH system is an ideal solution for the market – offering a multitude of benefits. Manufactured in a controlled factory environment, the load-bearing wall and floor cassette panels are fabricated from cold-rolled steel. This system also provides options to add either a timber trussed roof or room-in-roof cassette solution, adding to its versatility.

The steel frame solution provides a non-combustible alternative to timber frame construction while also expediting the building process. Intrastack continually undertakes extensive fire testing across all systems, ensuring its solutions meet, and exceed, all legislative requirements. Recognising that fire safety is a critical consideration for all sectors, Intrastack has ensured that the ILRH solution has a range of tested build-ups that can be used to address fire safety needs.

There are many ways in which the Intrastack Low-Rise Housing solution aims to aid the housing sector through its key benefits, which include:

  • Durability against the impacts of weather conditions to help increase longevity.
  • Offering diverse external façade options to suit aesthetic preferences and local planning needs.
  • Glasroc X sheathing boards to ensure fire and weather protection on external walls.
  • Open panel LGSF internal walls for easy installation of plumbing and electricals on internal walls.
  • Robust floor cassettes with P5 chipboard or OSB3 structural decking securely fastened to loadbearing walls to increase durability.
  • Customisation for each ILRH system to meet specifications for seamless integration and superior performance.
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All these benefits will help to reduce overall lead times by up to 50%, provide extensive design flexibility and reduce environmental impact, with precise planning meaning less material waste, as well as fewer deliveries and vehicles to site.

Andy Higson, Business Director at Intrastack, commented on the new solution, “We’re delighted to be able to provide the Intrastack Low-Rise Housing solution to the market. We believe it will address the needs of the Low-Rise Housing sector, meeting each customer’s specific project requirements.

“Our knowledge and expertise in steel frame construction, together with our understanding of market demands, has enabled us to develop a solution which meets the evolving needs of the housing sector.”

At Intrastack, the team aim to not only provide outstanding project results but also deliver a consistently excellent customer experience. Each project is unique, and every customer has different needs, that’s why it’s important Intrastack can design, manufacture, and deliver the ILRH system to suit the individual requirements of each project.

Intrastack’s Low-Rise Housing solution is now available across the UK. Get in touch with our team of experts to discuss your next project and for more information visit the ILRH solution page.

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