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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 | ]

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 | ]

Fasteners are a vital component to ensure the safe installation of structural decks or trays. The correct fixing, to be 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 […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

The correct orientation for deck installation is for the narrow trough to be down onto the support structure. This ensures that the widest crown is uppermost, providing maximum support for insulation. Direction of lay can be left to right or right to left, ensuring that the correct engagement of side lap is maintained. A running […]

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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fasteners are fixed from above the deck into a suitable support structure. It is not possible to install fasteners from below the deck. This unfortunately does leave the drill point and end of the fastener visible from below. Any attempt to remove the protruding end could result in damage to the deck coating but more […]

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Penetrations through decks affect the structural integrity, and therefore must be suitably braced, dependant on opening size. 1 – Small penetrations, through the bottom trough, can be accommodated without any additional support. Multiple penetrations must be spaced at 1500 mm minimum centres.  Note: no part of the web, or crown, can be removed without additional […]

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Over 9000m2 of ComFlor® structural decks have been installed on the new £60 million first direct Arena in Leeds, as part of a complex acoustic roof construction aimed at minimising external noise levels around the venue’s highly populated city centre location. Opened in summer 2013, the 12,500 seat facility hosts both music and sports events. […]

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[4 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

ComFlor® composite floor decking is being used extensively in a major multi-function redevelopment of the former Catholic Ymere Chassé Church in Chasséstraat, within Amsterdam’s fashionable De Baarsjes neighbourhood, near to the City Centre. The building was acquired by businessman Lenny Balkissoon in early 2011, with the goal of creating a cultural centre with a focus […]

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[10 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

The new Northampton Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) features a range of roof and floor structural decking solutions from Tata Steel,  installed by Composite Profiles UK Limited. The 44,000 square feet building at Pavilion Drive, Northampton Business Park is a new custodial centre, providing 40 state-of-the-art short term cells and 2000m2 of purpose-built office space. It […]

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[22 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

The increasing complexity of roof decking projects makes any new software aimed at easing the process very welcome indeed. Earlier this year Tata Steel introduced RoofDek Analysis Software, allowing structural engineers and specifiers to conduct full deck analysis to Eurocodes 3 and 9. The company has now launched a new online tool to further improve […]