Stramit® Corrugated Roof and Wall Cladding
- Economical - low cost roof and wall cladding available in long lengths.
- Easy Fixing - conventional through fixed screws maximise performance and installation.
- 762mm Cover - quick installation and easy handling.
- Hi-tensile Steel - light weight and high strength.
- 5° Minimum Pitch - to suit most traditional applications.
- Anti-capillary Side Laps - 11/2 rib overlaps for weather protection.
- Spring Curving - ideal for curved roofs.
- Curving Quality - available in G300 steel for architectural roofs or bullnosing.
- Fully Tested - a full range of load performance tables to suit most applications.
The soft uniformity of Stramit® Corrugated cladding gives it a unique versatility for architectural applications. Still favoured for traditional styled housing, it is also the first choice for contemporary steel-roofed homes.
Stramit® Corrugated cladding is the most readily curved roofing profile either spring-curved or bullnosed. This has helped to make it popular for smaller commercial applications in both roofing and walling.
Stramit® Corrugated cladding is only intended for use in commercial/industrial/residential roof or wall cladding applications. Do not use for any other purpose.
Stramit® Corrugated decking is manufactured from G550 or G300 colour coated steel or zinc-aluminium alloy coated steel. In some locations galvanised and severe environment colour coated steel may be available by arrangement. Colour coated steels are in accordance with AS2728 – Category 3 and, for the substrate, with AS1397. Zinc-aluminium alloy coated AZ150 and galvanised Z450 conform to AS1397.
Stramit has a comprehensive range of colours as standard. Ask your nearest Stramit location for colour availability.
Stramit® Corrugated roof and wall cladding will give excellent durability in almost all locations. It is however important to choose the correct coating for each application environment as shown in the table on page 2 of the Stramit Corrugated Roof and Wall Cladding Product Technical Manual. Durability recommendations do vary based on the application of the product, in roofing or walling installations, shown in the tables on page 2 of the Stramit Corrugated Roof and Wall Cladding Product Technical Manual.
All building products need to be checked for compatibility with adjacent materials. These checks need to be for both direct contact between materials, and where water runs from one material to another.
The following guidelines generally avoid material incompatibility:
- For zinc-aluminium alloy coated steel, colour coated steel and galvanised steel roofs avoid copper, lead, green or treated timber, stainless steel and mortar or concrete.
- In addition galvanised steel roofs should not receive drainage from aluminium or any inert materials, such as plastics, glass, glazed tiles, colour coated and zinc-aluminium alloy. Contact Stramit for more detailed information.
- The profiles of G300 and G550 Corrugated cladding may vary and should not be used in overlapping configurations.
Stramit has in-house, purpose built, testing equipment used to design, develop and improve products for the Australian market. In addition many Stramit products are tested or witnessed by independent organisations. These include:
- Cyclone Structural Testing Station (James Cook University)
- University of Queensland
This ongoing research and development activity ensures that Stramit remains at the forefront of innovation, design and consumer information.
This specification can be found on the Stramit web site and can be easily downloaded onto your documentation.
The roofing/walling shall be 0.42 (or 0.48) mm BMT Stramit® Corrugated cladding in continuous lengths with sinusoidal ribs 16mm high, spaced at 76.2mm centres in accordance with AS1445. Sheeting material shall be protected steel sheet to Australian Standard AS1397, with a minimum yield stress of 550MPa (Grade G550) and an AZ150 zinc-aluminium coating with or without an oven-baked paint film of selected colour.
The sheeting shall be fixed to the purlins/girts in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Suitable fixing screws in accordance with Australian Standard AS3566, Class 3, shall be used at every support with side lap fasteners installed at mid span if required.
Sheets shall be laid in such a manner that the approved side lap faces away from the prevailing weather. A minimum of 50mm shall be provided for projection into gutters. Flashings shall be supplied in compatible materials as specified; minimum cover of flashing shall be 150mm.All sheeting shall be fixed in a workman-like manner, leaving the job clean and weathertight.
Repair minor blemishes with touch-up paint supplied by the roof manufacturer. All debris (nuts, screws, cuttings, filings etc.) shall be cleaned off daily.
NOTE: 0.60mm G300 Corrugated has a 300MPa steel grade.
The spans shown below take account of ‘normal’ foot traffic and wind resistance including local pressure zone effects. Pressures are based on AS4055 or AS1170.2 . Where the two standards differ, the worst case has been taken for each classification. Data should only be used for buildings 7m or less in height, 1000m2 or less in area and unaffected by land topography
Please refer to page 4 of the Stramit Corrugated Roof and Wall Cladding Product Technical Manual which shows a Table on the Maximum Span Chart (mm) .
Please refer to pages 3 and 4 of the Stramit Corrugated Roof and Wall Cladding Product Technical Manual which shows
- Serviceability Limit State Capacity
- Strenghth Limit State Capacity (Non-cyclonic)
Foot traffic limits for Stramit® Corrugatedcladding are shown for three alternate foot traffic categories. These are:
- High Maintenance - for applications with repeated maintenance, particularly where personnel may be unfamiliar with correct procedures for walking on metal roofs.
- Normal - based on traditional expectations, with moderate maintenance foot traffic using designated foot paths.
- Controlled - spans that conform to AS1562 but require minimal careful foot traffic only on the designated foot path. Suggested for use only where occasional aesthetic imperfections from foot traffic are acceptable.
For more information on foot traffic performance of Stramit® Corrugated cladding and other Stramit® roofing profiles refer to Stramit's Foot Traffic Guide.
Stramit® Corrugated cladding can be spring-curved, concave and convex, including curved ridges, provided it is sealed at the apex, and within the recommended limits below:
For more comprehensive information on spring curving Stramit® Corrugated cladding and other Stramit roofing profiles refer to the Stramit Spring Curving Guide.
All metal roof sheeting is subject to thermal expansion and, where there is a temperature difference between the sheeting and the structure, this needs to be accommodated. The colour of the sheeting will affect the amount of thermal expansion, and whether the sheet is flat or curved will affect its ability to resist without problems.
Sheet lengths should be limited to those shown below.
Due care must be taken to allow for the movement when rigid supports such as prefabricated beams are used.
Stramit® Corrugated cladding has limited water-carrying capacity. Roof slopes can be as low as 5° for many applications. Roof run lengths are the combined lengths of all roof elements contributing to a single pan drainage path. This can include the roof length upstream of a roof penetration that concentrates flow into other pans.
Please refer to page 6 of the Stramit® Corrugated Roof and Wall Cladding Product Technical Manual for the Table which shows slopes for 100 year return period rainfall intensity.
For more information on water carrying performance of Stramit® Corrugated cladding and other Stramit roofing profiles refer to Stramit’s Roof Slope Guide.
Cyclonic Data for Stramit® Corrugated cladding can be found in the Stramit Cyclonic Areas Guide. Information on the use of Stramit® Corrugated cladding can be found in the Stramit Cyclonic Areas Guide. Information on the use of Stramit® Corrugated cladding in the Darwin area can be found in deemed-to-comply sheets No’s M/149/01 and M/239/01. These are available from Stramit or on the NT BAC website www.nt.gov.au/bac.
All external fastening screws must conform to AS3566 - Class 3. They are to be hexagon headed and must be used with sealing washers for both roofing and walling. For connecting to purlins or top hats use:
For steel (0.75bmt or greater)
No.12 x 35mm self-drilling and threading screws for crest fixing
No.10 x 16mm self-drilling and threading screws for pan fixing to walls
For timber (F11 or better)
No. 12 x 50mm type 17 screws for crest fixing
No.10 x 25mm type 17 screws for pan fixing to walls
No. 8 x 12mm ‘S’ point screws, or
3.2mm diameter sealed aluminium pop rivets
Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding can be fixed with either 3 or 5 fasteners per sheet at each batten/purlin to meet the required performance values, as shown on page 9 of the Stramit® Curved Corrugated & Bullnose Roof Cladding Product Technical Manual.
Consideration should be given to handling and installation issues as part of site induction safety procedures. Specific consideration should be given to pack handling, avoidance of cuts, trips, slips and falls, long sheet handling particularly in windy conditions, sheet cutting procedures and surface temperature on sunny days. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should always be used.
Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding is readily installed with or without fibreglass insulation blanket. If practical lay sheets in the opposite direction to prevailing weather. Installation of Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding is a straightforward procedure using the following fixing sequence:
- Ensure all purlins are in line and correctly installed and that mesh and blanket (if specified) are in place.
- Position and fix the first sheet ensuring the correct sheet overhangs (minimum 50mm). Ensure that screws are not overtightened.
- Continue to fix subsequent sheets checking that sheet ends at the lower edge are exactly aligned. It is important that the underlap of one sheet does not protrude beyond the overlap of the next – if this is unavoidable, the underlap must be trimmed locally or water ‘drawback’ may occur.
- For sheeting that exceeds 4 metres in length straight sheets of Corrugated can be end-lapped with curved sheets to obtain the desired length. It is essential that sheets are laid progressively in runs across the roof, i.e. lay a continuous run of lapped sheets from eave to ridge, then start the next run. This ensures that any pitch variation is contained with one sheet width. Please refer to diagram on page 9 of the Stramit® Curved Corrugated & Bullnose Roof Cladding Product Technical Manual.
- Measure the overall cover width at top and bottom of the sheets from time to time to avoid ‘fanning’.
- For roof spans exceeding 900mm and wall spans exceeding 1200mm, stitch the sidelaps at midspan.
- Turn up the pans at the upper roof edge and install flashings.
- Clean up the roof after each days work, removing all screws, cuttings, swarf etc, and leave roof clean and watertight.
Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding is suitable for use with insulating blanket. Glasswool blanket up to 50mm thick can be readily used. Increased thicknesses require longer fasteners and greater care in installation. For domestic applications Stramit recommends that insulation is always used.
As with all roofing products, we recommend extra caution be taken when walking on the roof. When walking on Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding roofing always wear flat rubber soled shoes and place feet only on the ribs, taking care to avoid the last rib or two near edges of the metal roof area.
Stramit recommends that good trade practice be followed when using this product, such as that found in Australian Standards Handbook HB39.
Cut resistant or leather gloves should be worn when handling product. Foot protection should be warn when handling and transporting product.
Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding can be easily cut, where required, using a power saw with a steel cutting blade or a power nibbler and, for localised cutting, tin snips. Avoid the use of abrasive discs as these can cause burred edges and coating damage. Please dispose of any off-cuts carefully.
Prices on Stramit® Corrugated cladding and its accessories can be obtained from your nearest Stramit location or distributor of Stramit products. As Stramit does not provide an installation service, ask your tradesperson for a supply and fix price. Contact your nearest Stramit location for the names of tradespersons in your area.
|Ridge Capping - standard or custom dimensions|
|Flashings - a range of custom flashings|
|Filler Strips - top and bottom; for eaves, ridge and joint sealing|
|Use only where sealing is preferred to ventilation|
|Insulation & roofing mesh - a range of mesh, sisalation, plain & foil backed blanket|
|Translucent sheeting - fibreglass sheeting in a range of shades and densities|
Stramit® Corrugated cladding is supplied cut-to-length. When designing or transporting long products ensure that the length is within the limit of the local Transport Authority regulations. The manufacturing tolerance on the length of product supplied is +0, -15mm.
Stramit® Corrugated cladding can be ordered directly, through distributors, or supplied and fixed from a roofing contractor.
Delivery can normally be made within 48 hours, subject to the delivery location, quantity and material availability, or can be at a pre-arranged date and time. Please ensure that suitable arrangements have been made for truck unloading, as this is the responsibility of the receiver. Pack mass may be up to one tonne. When lifting Stramit® Corrugated cladding, care should be taken to ensure that the load is spread to prevent damage.
Stramit® Corrugated cladding should be handled with care at all times to preserve the product capabilities and quality of the finish. Packs should always be kept dry and stored above ground level while on site. If the sheets have become wet, they should be separated, wiped and placed in the open to promote drying.
Exterior surfaces of metal products unwashed by rain can benefit from occasional washing to remove build-up of corrosive salts. Walls beneath eaves or awnings are such a situation.
As well as our standard range of Technical Manuals, Installation Leaflets, Case Studies and other promotional literature Stramit has a series of Guides to aid design.
In preparing this document reference has been made to:
- Standards Australia Handbook - HB39
(Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding)
- BlueScope Steel - Technical Bulletin TB-4
(Maintenance of Colorbond® prepainted steel roofing)
- BlueScope Steel - Technical Bulletin TB-1
(Steel roofing and walling products - selection guide)
Y - Yes N - No S - Subject to project size