Perfect Structural Solutions

Icarus LSF designs, manufactures, delivers and installs off-site engineered lightweight steel framing solutions across all sectors. We provide uncompromising service, value, quality and technical support.

We work closely with our clients to foster long-term partnerships. This is achieved through our wealth of expertise and innovation, guiding our clients through the lightweight steel frame (LSF) construction process. Our team of in-house experts has over two decades of experience in LSF, and we offer services ranging from the supply of single components to the design, manufacture and installation of large multi-storey schemes throughout the UK.

LSF Advantages

With numerous advantages due to its lightweight nature, LSF is also the most innovative construction solution to date, and one that Icarus is proud to offer. In comparison to traditional building materials, such as bricklaying and the use of timber frames, LSF is lower in cost, has a higher strength-to-weight ratio and creates an overall safer structure with lower levels of maintenance.

A simple and cost-effective option, Light Steel Framing provides significant benefits for your business and remains the most sustainable method of construction within the manufacturing industry.

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Featured Projects

BBC1 “To Build or Not to Build” Featured Barn Conversion

BBC1 “To Build or Not to Build” Featured Barn Conversion

Location: Elton
Client: Private Client
Featured as the subject of the BBC1 property programme ‘To Build or Not to Build’. We helped to deliver a client’s creation of her dream home – the conversion of a 200-year-old derelict listed barn. The barn was in fact four out of square single skin, unstable walls, the roof having long since gone.
Our team created the structure for a luxury contemporary home using Icarus LSF. The design comprised three-storey load bearing walls installed within the barn walls, taking the full weight of the roof. Using the light steel frame span capacity, the ground floor living space was fully open plan. The excellent flexibility and strength-to-weight ratio of the steel was then employed to install a feature gullwing staircase.
 

London 2012 Olympic Modules

London 2012 Olympic Modules

Client: London Drywall
Presented with the challenge to design and deliver 40+ concession units for the Olympic stadium, Icarus were tasked to come up with a solution for units which had previously been rejected by other suppliers. We used our innovative system to provide a bespoke solution that satisfied the Olympic Park developers remit. Once approved the units were delivered in just 8 weeks, these initial units then led on to several schemes around the Olympic park, cumulating in the pool just hours before commencement of the games.

Award-Winning 16th Century Barn Conversion

Award-Winning 16th Century Barn Conversion

Location: Stockton on Tees
Client: PF Developments
We recently renovated a 16th century barn in a Green Wedge Zone, which was subject to stringent planning constraints. Local developers PF Developments required a solution to stabilise the existing wall structure and provide support for the roof. Our design team worked with architects, engineers and building control to design a workable solution, to retain the original features and stone walls.The Icarus system delivered speed of build and maximised internal floor area, which was key for the client. Thermal and acoustic performance from the warm frame construction exceeded Part L requirements, with A/A+ BRE Green Guide rating and 100% recyclable material satisfying planning and building control requirements. The project won the LABC Northern Region Built in Quality Best Structural Innovation Award.
 

Annie McCall London Studio Apartments

Annie McCall London Studio Apartments

Client: Reis Construct
Type: Load Bearing Supply Only
Icarus recently developed a light steel frame scheme located in central London consisting of LSF to form artist’s studios with flexibility to increase and decrease unit sizes. As well as a single storey extension to the existing block and a multistorey block attached to the existing building.

Newcastle University Kensington Park Terrace

Newcastle University Kensington Park Terrace

Location: Newcastle
Client: Grahams
Our collaboration with Newcastle University culminated in a rather challenging scheme spread over three blocks. The main block was particularly complex consisting of a two-storey cantilevered area, an open courtyard with offset and splayed walls. The large vaulted roof spaces were also combined with a sawtooth arrangement for the roof complete with projecting balconies.
 

Accreditations

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