Yesterday was the day of the much-awaited launch of the Technical Report ED017 – Design & Installation of Light Steel External Wall Systems guide. As the landscape post-Grenfell develops, the need to ensure information and guidance is vital to continue the development of modern methods of construction.

The purpose of the document is to raise awareness on guidance, specification, Structural design and warranties. The guide is for anyone who specifies, designs and installs SFS infill walls and anyone checking that the products are being correctly installed, such as a ‘Clerk of Works’. Not only will it help to raise standards, but it will show what SFS is and how it works and get people thinking about what is expected of them, the design and the final installation. In addition to this, it will also give installers the confidence to question designs and provide guidance to ensure the installation is as good as it can be.

If you are interested in reading the press release on this, please do not hesitate to get in touch or drop us a comment and we will send it on! There should be a link on the FIS website. Can you please use this. As its free document now to all.