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Female Owned Steel Manufacturer Launched in the North West Province

The launch of AV Light Steel - "Your 1 Stop Shop for Innovative Building Materials". A 100% female owned light steel manufacturing company has been launched in Potchefstroom in the North West.

ABOUT US

Based in Potchefstroom, in the North West province of South Africa, AV Light Steel Proprietary Limited is a Level 1 BBBEE, 100% Black female owned, light steel manufacturing company and leading manufacturer & supplier of lightweight steel roof trusses, floor joists, frame structures and associated alternative, innovative and energy efficient building products. 

AV Light Steel (Pty) Ltd, provides service excellence, competitive prices and superb product ranges within the built environment and the company prides itself in proudly South African products. AV Light Steel (Pty) Ltd. supplies a vast range of clientele within South Africa and the SADC region 
including Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and the DRC. 

CEO, Lebogang Zulu was introduced to alternatve building technologies by her late friend, the Bafana Bafana footballer, Shoes Moshoeu to a wide horizon of endless possibilities opened. At the time she was working for Eskom. Ms. Zulu left Eskom to venture into alternative construction where 
she started her construction company, Tshitshirisang Construction & Projects. The company within only six years of business delivered 84 classrooms for the Gauteng Department of Education. The construction company also completed 4 main stream schools within this period in partnership with the Independent Development Trust (IDT). 

In 2017 Lebogang Zulu acquired AV Light Steel from the late Vincent Bender, who at that stage was her preferred supplier of roof trusses. Currently AV Light Steel is the only licensed manufacturer in the North West Province and is thus positioned brilliantly to fill a huge need in the Northern parts of South Africa and its neighbouring countries.

Since acquiring AV Light Steel (Pty) Ltd, the company has grown considerably and has ventured into manufacturing a wide range of building material such as metal roof sheet 
coverings, light gauge steel frames, AV Light Steel’s own innovative building technology “The Fortis Building System” and various other industry required components all related 
to alternative building Technology. The expansion of the business directly led to the creation of jobs and skills within the North West Province all possible with the assistance of the 
company's co-funders, ABSA, DTI (Department of Trade & Industry) & IDC (Industrial Development Corporation).

VISION

With a VISION of becoming a leading player in the manufacturing and construction of Alternative Building Systems, the company has expand its product line to include the Fortis Building System. The Fortis Building System defined as an innovative lightweight steel reinforced concrete walling system consisting of expanded metal sheet panels, top and bottom U-Tracking, horizontal spaced steel reinforcing rebar, pre-welded steel mesh, shotcreted (mechanical mortar application) and plastered to complete the structure.

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MISSION

It is our MISSION to not only increase our product line with the inclusion of the Fortis Building System, but to utilize this product as an instrument to;
1. Increase the number of black players in the alternative building space,
2. Create employment and develop skills for South African communities and,
3. Support our government in its quest to accelerate delivery of critical social
infrastructure.

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OUR PRODUCTS

AV Light Steel cc specialise in a vast range of innovative alternative building technologies

LIGHT GAUGE STEEL FRAMES 

Light Steel wall frames are light, straight and true, a product ideal for temporary or emergency accommodation due to its mobility and speed of erection. It is up to 50% lighter than a wooden frame. No labour intensive bricklaying or wood packing, paneling or straightening is required.

LIGHT GAUGE STEEL TRUSSES

Light Steel is a green building method. More than 95% of the water used in the steel making process is recycled and

Returned, often cleaner than when it was taken from the source. Every piece of steel used in construction contains recycled content.

MAGNESIUM OXIDE CLADDING BOARDS

Magnesium Oxide is a type of sheathing board available for light steel building construction and comes in various thicknesses and sheet sizes.

It is categorised in various grades, such as smooth finishes, rough textures, and utility grades.

FORTIS BUILDING SYSTEM

The Fortis Building System is a time saving and cost effective walling method that can withstand ‘forces of nature’ such as earthquakes, tornado’s, floods, fires and insectss.

The Fortis Building System is a walling system that is designed to build stronger structures of all types quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.

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Zero-H²O DRY (water-less) TOILETS

The Zero-H²O water-less toilet system together with the AV light steel enclosure presents a safe and better solution for the VIP toilets constructed largely in either rural areas or in areas where the municipal sewer infrastructure is not yet in place. 

Tile Profiled Roof Sheeting

Latest addition to the AV Light Steel range of innovative solutions is our Tile Profiled Roof Sheeting

APPLICATIONS

TYPICAL BUILDING APPLICATION

Social housing and exclusive housing
Emergency housing for disaster relief
Schools and classrooms
Lodges and resorts
Multi-storey apartments
Office blocks
Warehouse and factories
Shopping centres
Clinics
Hospitals and prisons
In-fill walls
High rise buildings

ENGINEERED & CIVIL APPLICATIONS

Structural load bearing walls and columns
Water reservoirs
Small farm water reservoirs/dams
Sewage septic pits/tanks
Sewage treatment plants
Boundary walls
Retaining walls
Staircases
Suspended roof slabs
Swimming pools
Efficient, low-cost, stronger and user-friendly building solutions for structural needs

KEY BENEFITS OF MATERIAL USES

THERMAL PERFORMANCE

R-value of between 0,422m2K/W and 0,630m2K/W
With Perlite application on external walls and insulated ceiling materials vs the R-value of conventional buildings ranging between 0,200m2K/W - 0,350m2K/W.

STRENGTH

The mortar mix design can be adjusted to suit the structural MPa strength as required by the
engineer far more resistant against structural cracks caused by ground movements as well as
forces of nature such as earthquakes, tornadoes
and hurricanes. High load-bearing strength of 30 tons/lm on a standard 115mm external wall
ratio of 25MPa - 30 MPa, therefore eliminating the need of columns in a multi level structure.

DURABLE

Immune to permanent water damage and  impervious to high humidity/moisture also does
not warp, crack or split easily.
Strength of 25 - 30 MPa vs brickwall 7MP. 
Faster Construction leading to time halved in comparison to Brick and Mortar.
Single Diapragm system that is resistant to to any form of structural cracks.

ACCREDITATION & MEMBERSHIP

AV Light Steel is registered, approved, certified & a member of all the required institutions affiliated with ABT building practices.
AGREMENT SOUTH AFRICA
SABS (SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS)
NHBRC (NATIIONAL HOME BUILDERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL)
CIDB (CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD)
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ROBUST BUILDING SYSTEM
SASFA (SOUTHERN AFRICAN LIGHT STEEL FRAME ASSOCIATION)

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