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Base Material Thickness (mm): 0.42, 0.48
Finish: COLORBOND® , ZINCALUME®, Galvanised
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COLORBOND® Deep Ocean®
COLORBOND® Pale Eucalypt®
COLORBOND® Shale Grey™
COLORBOND® Manor Red®
COLORBOND® Cottage Green®
COLORBOND® Night Sky®
COLORBOND® Classic Cream™
COLORBOND® Evening Haze®
COLORBOND® Woodland Grey®
COLORBOND® Dune® Ultra
COLORBOND® Surfmist® Ultra
COLORBOND® Wallaby® Ultra
COLORBOND® Monument® Ultra
COLORBOND® Woodland Grey® Ultra
COLORBOND® Windspray® Ultra
COLORBOND® Deep Ocean®
COLORBOND® Basalt® Matt
COLORBOND® Surfmist® Matt
COLORBOND® Shale Grey™ Matt
COLORBOND® Monument® Matt
COLORBOND® Dune® Matt
Certain colour options and finishes may be subject to availability and lead times may vary from site to site. Please contact your local Stramit office to confirm.
Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding gives excellent durability in almost all locations. However, it is important to choose the correct coating for each application environment. Durability recommendations do vary based on the application of the product in roofing or walling installations.
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:
Stramit's roofing and walling 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's 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. Contact us for further information.
Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall 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 products conform to the following Australian standards that are called up in the NCC.
Roofing / Walling products
Stramit's roofing and walling products are protected in Australia by registered designs.
All Stramit roofing and wall cladding products conform with, or are equivalent to, AS1562.1.
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:
The ongoing research and development activity ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation, design and consumer information.
Please refer to the Stramit Roof and Wall Flashing Architectural Detailing Design Guide.
The roofing/walling shall be 0.42 (or 0.48) mm BMT Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding in continuous lengths with trapezoidal ribs 27mm high, spaced at 100mm centres. Sheeting material shall be protected steel sheet to Australian Standard AS1397, with a minimum yield stress of 550MPa (Grade G550) and an AM100/AZ150 coating with an oven-baked paint film of selected colour, or a plain AM125/AZ150 coating.
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 sheeting manufacturer. All debris (nuts, screws, cuttings, filings etc.) shall be cleaned off daily.
Cyclonic data for Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding can be found in the Stramit Cyclonic Areas Guide. Information on the use of Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding in the Darwin area can also be found in deemed-to-comply sheets No M/147/01. This is available from Stramit or on the NT BAC website.
Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding can be fixed with either 3, 4 or 5 fasteners per sheet at each batten/purlin to meet the required performance values.
All external fastening screws must conform to AS3566 – Class 3. They are to be hexagon headed and must be used with sealing washers.
For connecting to purlins or top hats use:
*For steel less than 1.5mm bmt thickness refer to the Stramit® Tophats and Battens Product Technical Manual.
Foot traffic limits for Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding are shown for 3 alternative foot traffic categories:
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 footpaths
Controlled - spans that confirm to AS1562 but require minimal careful foot traffic only on the designated footpath.
Suggested for use only where occasional aesthetic imperfections from foot traffic are acceptable.
Tables are based on tests to AS1562.1 and AS4040 parts 0 and 1.
For more information on foot traffic performance of Stramit's roofing profiles refer to Stramit's Foot Traffic Guide.
Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding is manufactured from hi-tensile G550 colour coated steel, aluminium-zinc-magnesium 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. Aluminium-zinc-magnesium alloy coated AM100/AM125, Zinc-aluminium alloy coated AZ150 and galvanised Z450 conform to AS1397.
Ask your nearest Stramit location for colour availability.
The minimum roof slope for Stramit® Longspan Roof and Wall Cladding is 3 degrees (1 in 20).
(2 degrees is sufficient for Class 1 and 10 buildings.)
The spans shown below take account of 'normal' foot traffic and wind resistance including local pressure zone effects. Pressures are based on AS4055 or AS/NZ1170.2.
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, where both length and width exceed the building height and site is unaffected by land topography.
*Where roof pitch is less than 10 degrees, use spans given in red for roof corners.
# Not suitable for roofs with pitch less than 10 degrees.
Internal spans must have both end spans 20% shorter. TC – Terrain Category. FS, PS, NS – Full, partial and no shielding. Internal pressure coefficient +0.2/-0.3. Values are only valid for use with steel members of 1.5mm or thicker. Where thinner supports are used, fastener capacity must be checked. Refer to Stramit® Top Hat & Battens Product Technical Manual for more information.
For more specific applications Stramit Longspan® cladding must be designed to the pressure and foot traffic limitations below and on the next page. Roof spans may exceed those shown in this table, provided the wind pressure and foot traffic limits are not exceeded.
Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding can be spring-curved, concave and convex, including curved ridges, provided it is sealed at the apex, and within the recommended limits.
*At these radii a maximum support spacing of 1200mm applies, and limit state pressure capacities are reduced by 14% for serviceability and 7% for strength. These reductions apply proportionately up to the lowest neutral radius.
The Stramit Spring Curving Guide has more detailed information.
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 cured will affect its ability to resist without problems. Sheet lengths should be limited as follows.
Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding has a similar water-carrying capacity to most close pitched trapezoidal profiles. This and the decking stiffness enable roof slopes to be as low as 3.0° 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.
The table below gives slopes for 100 year return period rainfall intensity.
Derived from testing, the following tables give the wind load resistance for both serviceability and strength limit states.
Stramit's cladding can be easily cut, where required, using a power saw with a cold cut saw 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 and thoughtfully.
Stramit Longspan® cladding is readily installed with or without fibreglass insulation blanket. If practical lay sheets in the opposite direction to prevailing weather.
Installation of Stramit Longspan® cladding is a straightforward procedure using the following fixing sequence.
As with all roofing products, we recommend extra caution be taken when walking on the roof. When walking on Stramit Longspan® Roof and Wall Cladding, 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.
Below are some handy hints and tips to achieve maximum life from your COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® finished products.