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The Stramit Fascia Board and Cover is available in our standard and premium finishes. Manufactured in minimum lengths of 500mm and a maximum length of 9.0m. 

The Stramit Fascia Board and Cover is available in our standard and premium finishes. Manufactured in minimum lengths of 500mm and a maximum length of 9.0m. 

The Stramit Fascia is manufactured in the Northern Territory and can be cut to length (minimum order quantities apply). 

The Stramit Fascia is manufactured in Queensland and can be cut to length (via Brisbane, Maryborough and Rockhampton). Available in a minimum length of 500mm and a maximum length of 8.5m. 

The Stramit Fascia is manufactured in South Australia and can be cut to length. Available in a minimum length of 800mm and a maximum length of 9.0m. 

The Stramit Fascia is manufactured in Tasmania and can be cut to length. Available in a minimum length of 800mm and a maximum length of 8.0m. 

The Stramit Fascia Board and Cover are manufactured in Victoria. They are available in a minimum length of 400mm and a maximum length of 9.5m. 

 

The Stramit Strongline fascia product is manufactured in Western Australia, available in a minimum length of 100mm and a maximum length of 8.0m. 

Stramit® Strongline Fascia

Where to Buy

Stramit account holders can buy Stramit® Fascia from their local Stramit office. We do not sell direct to the public but our Fascia products are stocked by retail outlets across Australia.

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Availability

Stramit® Fascia is available Australia-wide. Lead times may vary depending on your location. Please check with your local Stramit office or Product and Service Guide for a schedule of availability.

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Stramit® Fascia is coated with Zinc-Aluminium / Zinc-Aluminium-Magnesium alloy and COLORBOND® steel will give excellent durability in almost all locations more than 200m from a marine environment or in some light industrial applications.

Applications close to industrial or unusually corrosive environments will need to be individually assessed for durability. For these and installations closer to the coastline, please contact your nearest Stramit office for advice. External brackets for Stramit® Fascia should only be used in benign locations.

Stramit® Fascia should only be used with Stramit rainwater products.

Hail
Stramit's rainwater products can resist impact from significantly-sized hail without damage. However, in hail prone areas consider placing gutter fronts well below roof level. This will help avoid the damming effect of hail which, if it allowed to build up onto the roof, can lead to overloading and gutter failure .

Snow
It is common practice not to use gutters in snow prone areas but to take care of roof run-off at ground level. Information on designing in snow areas can be found in Standards Australia Handbook HB 106 Guidelines for the design of structures in snow areas.

Stramit rainwater products 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 products become wet, they should be separated, wiped and placed in the open to promote drying.

Stramit® Fascia is supplied cut to length at most of our offices. Contact your local Stramit office or refer to the Stramit Product and Service Guide for your area for further detail.

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and its regulations, all building work must be carried out in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), now part of the National Construction Code (NCC).

In addition to referring to Australian Standards AS/NZS 3500.3, and AS/NZS 3500.5, the BCA also contains requirements for the disposal of surface water in Volume One, Performance Requirements FP1.2 and FP 1.3, and in Volume Two, Part 3.5.2, namely, Performance Requirement P2.2.1 and Clauses 3.5.2.1. to 3.5.2.5.

The most common means of satisfying these requirements for roof drainage (i.e. guttering) installations is by complying with the National Plumbing and Drainage Code AS/NZS 3500.3. Furthermore, in each state and territory it is necessary to satisfy the relevant regulations.

Stramit's Rainwater products are protected in Australia by registered designs.

All Stramit rainwater products confirm with, or are equivalent to, AS2179.1.

Stramit has in-house, purpose built testing equipment used to design, develop and improve products for the Australian market.

Many of our products are tested or witnessed by independent organisations. These include University of Technology, Sydney;  James Cook University Cyclone Testing Station; The University of Sydney; and CSIRO.

The ongoing research and development activity ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation, design and consumer information.

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The fascia shall be [insert Stramit Fascia type] as selected based on size and performance. Material shall be protected steel sheet to Australian Standard AS1397 with a minimum yield stress of 550MPa and an AM100/AZ150 coating with an oven-baked paint film of selected colour, or a plain AM125/AZ150 coating.

All accessories are to be fully compatible as recommended by the manufacturer. The product and its accessories shall be installed strictly in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Flashings and all adjacent products shall be supplied in compatible materials as specified.

All work shall be fixed in a workman like manner, leaving the job clean and weather tight. All debris (screws, rivets, cuttings and filings, etc) shall be cleaned off daily. Repair all minor blemishes with touch up paint supplied by the manufacturer.

Note: Some products are supplied in 300MPa steel with galvanised Z275 coating.

In the design and detailing of a roof drainage system, consideration must be given to a range of factors.

These include:

  • rainfall intensity
  • roof catchment area
  • gutter size/capacity, falls and outlets (sumps, rainwater heads, nozzles)
  • downpipes (size, quantity and placement)
  • overflow consideration
  • material selection, and
  • jointing.

All fastening screws must conform to AS3566 – Class 3. 

Drainage from copper or lead products (including roof flashings) should not be allowed to discharge on to zinc/aluminium or zinc/aluminium/magnesium alloy or COLORBOND® steel components. Similarly, lead or copper components should not be installed in contact with zinc/aluminium or zinc/aluminium/magnesium alloy coated steel. Each of these combinations will lead to premature corrosion.

Drainage from copper, COLORBOND® and zinc/aluminium or zinc/aluminium/magnesium alloy coated steel, translucent (or other inert material) should not be allowed to discharge onto, or into, galvanised products.

Stramit's rainwater products are manufactured from G550 and G300 Zinc Aluminium or Zinc Aluminium Magnesium coated steel (AZ150/AM125) or galvanized (Z275) in accordance with AS1397, and COLORBOND® steel with a coating conforming to AS2728.

Other coatings, grades and materials may be available, subject to enquiry.

NSW/ACT

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The continuous spanning capability of Stramit® Fascia (or Stramit Strongline® Fascia in Western Australia) has been determined by testing (in accordance with AS4040.1) for a combination of roof tile and foot traffic loads. The maximum spacing of Stramit® Fascia rafter brackets is:

  • where a separate tilt/roof batten is fitted adjacent to the fascia, the maximum internal span is 1500mm, and end spans are 1200mm
  • where the fascia is used as the tilt batten, the maximum internal span is 1200mm, and end spans are 900mm.

Note that for a jack rafter to be considered as a support position, it must be adequately connected to the hip rafter.

The wind resistance of Stramit® Fascia (or Stramit Strongline® Fascia) has been determined at these spans by testing in accordance with AS4040.2. Each of these spans is suitable for use in areas up to 0.92kPa for the Serviceability Limit State, and 2.25kPa for the Strength Limit State. These pressures are equivalent to: N3 (Region A = rural; Region B = exposed suburban).

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Stramit's rainwater products can be easily cut, where required, using a fine-toothed hacksaw and tin snips. Please dispose of any off-cuts carefully.

While there may be variations between states, contractors who install guttering systems are generally required to hold an appropriate licence. The work is required to comply with the appropriate codes and standards. Statutory warranties normally apply and consumers have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate authority.

During the installation of the roof drainage system, particular attention should be given to the following:

  • The use of compatible materials for drainage system components, leaf-guard system components and fasteners/sealants to connect and seal the components.
  • The position of the gutter in relation to the fascia.
  • Installation of the specified gutter and downpipes, and ensuring that downpipes are installed in the correct locations and numbers.
  • Gutter fall, ensuring sufficient fall in the direction of the downpipes.
  • Overflow must be allowed for and specific components installed where required.
  • All debris and loose waste materials (swarf, fasteners, etc.) must be cleaned off at the end of each day and at the completion of the installation, to prevent blockages of the drainage system or deterioration of the individual components, and
  • Any protective films should also be removed as part of the installation process.

Stramit recommends installers follow the installation code for metal roofing and wall cladding as outlined in the Standard Australia Handbook - HB39.

Stramit's rainwater products are available in COLORBOND® steel colours. However should painting of Zinc Aluminium / Zinc Aluminium Magnesium coated steel products be required, use the following procedure.

A weathering period of two weeks following installation will make painting easier. Clean the rainwater product immediately prior to painting. Dirt can be washed off using water with mild detergent. Any grease marks should be wiped away with paint thinners.

In benign locations good quality acrylic paint will give satisfactory performance. First use a low-gloss water-borne acrylic primer. Finish with water-borne acrylic gloss, or your choice of gloss level.

Use only neutral-cure silicone for sealing joints when using Stramit's rainwater products. Take care to avoid pockets in joints which may hold moisture and potentially reduce durability.

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 section handling, particularly in windy conditions, section cutting procedures and surface temperature on sunny days.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should always be used, including cut resistant or leather gloves when handling and transporting product and appropriate footwear when handling long lengths.

Stramit's rainwater products manufactured in the COLORBOND® range of colours are supplied with a protective strippable coating. This should be removed at the last possible stage during the installation process.

It is possible to selectively move the coating to one side to avoid fastenings and joints before finally remove the coating from the installed product. Do not leave the products with strippable coating intact exposed to direct sunlight for more than a week or it can become difficult to remove.

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Stramit rainwater products can benefit from occasional washing if they're not flushed out regularly. These areas include portions of fascia and the underside of accompanying gutters. Clean frequently and remove overhanging vegetation. Following a regular and adequate maintenance regime is also a requirement for your warranty.