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[31 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

The increased awareness of modern society’s impact on the environment has led to the construction supply chain placing greater emphasis on being ‘green’. Sustainability in the built environment is a complex topic, and must be considered from the earliest stage in the planning process to ensure activities achieve both regulatory requirements and customer expectations. Our […]

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

The most important stage of any new construction project is the design. The building envelope design influences the building’s long term performance, with a significant impact on cost, energy usage and the environment. We know how essential it is to get these factors right, and we support our customers during this crucial design process. One […]

Acoustics, Featured, Headline, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Technical guidance »

[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

For roof designs involving acoustics, there is a trade off between the requirements for absorption and reduction. Roof Decks may be perforated in the web to assist absorption, however the following points should be noted: The structural capacity of the deck is reduced, requiring closer support centres. The perforated open area allows sound to escape […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

*** Tata Steel offer a free diaphragm design service when using RoofDek profiles – for more information, please call +44 (0)1244 892199 or email technical.structuralproducts@tatasteeleurope.com *** Metal Decks installed in diaphragm, or stressed skin, design allows the horizontal side wind force to be transmitted through the deck into the support frame structure. This allows the designer […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fasteners are a vital component to ensure the safe installation of decks. The correct fixing as specified by the fastener manufacturer, to suit the application of fixing to cold rolled thin gauge purlins, hot rolled steel sections or timber supports. Self drilling/self tapping screws (commonly known as drill screws), must be a minimum 5.5mm diameter, […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Decks can be manufactured in lengths up to 12 metres. In general terms decks are more structurally efficient when in double span condition. There are however instances where short single span sheets are required:- Due to site limitation for access For spans over 6000mm Extended end laps can be used to create a double span […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Thermal Conductivity (Lambda Value) Thermal conductivity, or Lambda value, is the rate at which heat is transmitted through a material, measured in watts per square metre of surface area for a temperature gradient of one Kelvin per metre thickness (W/mK). The lower the value, the better the thermal efficiency of the material. Material Lambda Value […]

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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

ABSORPTION – The loss or dissipation of sound energy in passing through a material or on striking a surface. The term may also refer to the property of a material to damp sound energy. ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT – The fraction of energy absorbed on striking any surface, stated as values between 0 and 1.0. If a […]

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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Malcolm Chapman, Technical Support Engineer at Tata Steel, discusses the installation of solar panels to structural roof decking and trays. This guide uses the SOL-F system from SFS intec as an example. This system applies point loads to the structural deck, which should be checked with the Tata Steel RoofDek Technical Departemnt. SOL-F overview Secure […]

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

For circular buildings the lay of decking is dependant on the orientation of support beams. They can be installed radially or laterally. For either type installation on circular buildings, sheet ends require to be rake cut. Rake cut ends will not overlap and will be butt jointed, requiring a minimum support flange of 150mm, ie, […]