Advanced Building Technologies

About Steel Frame Developments

Whether you are an architect, engineer, developer, builder or home owner contemplating a Green building project or simply re-modeling and extending then we at SFD can be of tremendous help in making your project both cost effective as well as an overall pleasant experience.

Steel Frame Green Building Industy
Environmentally Friendly Building Methods

We at SFD manufacture engineered steel framed buildings for residential and light commercial construction. This environmentally friendly method of building has been used by most leading countries such as the USA, New Zealand, Australia and Europe since the early 50’s with tremendous success and only recently has it become an acceptable building practice on South African soil. The system offers quality, cost efficiency and speed of completion by minimizing the use of wet-works on building sites.

The steel frame green building industry is growing at such a tremendous rate that a governing body was created to ensure that members adhere to all relevant building standards and rational designs. The governing body is commonly known as “SASFA” or “Southern African Steel Frame Building Association.” Please visit their website at for more information. SFD recently erected a fully fitted show-house on our factory grounds in order to promote steel frame building by allowing the public to see, touch and feel the results of the new technology first hand before commiting to any future building plans. The overall response from the public has been undoubtedly positive and a resounding approval was received from all professional sectors including some traditional building experts.


Business Principles

To save the client money, and more importantly.... TIME!

Planning and attention to detail insures that clients know what they are getting and how much it will cost.

To create a trusting relationship with our clients through personalized services, taking pride in our dedication, communication, and quality of work.

To create a custom designed project, tailored to fit the client's personal, functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements. To be sensitive to our clients' program requirements.

To do the bulk of our work on computers for greater speed, accuracy and visual presentation, but occasionally the old-fashioned hand sketch when necessary.

Corporate Principles

We believe in people: they are resourceful, creative, sensitive, innovative, and efficient.

We reserve the right to make mistakes, and then fix them. Planning and attention to detail insures that clients know what they are getting and how much it will cost.

To believe in education, encourage job training, and promote open communication.

To ensure that we have a working knowledge of new green construction technologies, as well as traditional construction methods.

To manage wisely: Incur no debt; don't grow faster than we have the ability to manage. Manage with goals, manage our resources wisely.