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[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 | ]

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 | ]

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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[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, […]

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel has just released an upgrade to its popular free-of-charge roof decking software package that enables structural engineers and designers to carry out full deck analysis to achieve optimum design and cost efficiencies. RoofDek Analysis Software is a partnership project with leading international developer CSC, best known for the very widely-adopted Fastrak, S-Frame and […]

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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 […]