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[15 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel has recently donated 13 bundles of its 700kg rectangular tubes to an aspiring volunteer-led children’s charity in Swansea, Wales. Featuring on the Children In Need special of BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’, the tubes were placed in the ground to hold back earth as part of an exciting project to […]

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 | ]

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, […]

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

[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 […]

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

[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 […]

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

[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, […]

Building Envelope, Featured, Refurbishment, Technical, Technical guidance, Uncategorized »

[15 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel provided a modern replacement roof system for the refurbishment of a manufacturing building in North Wales. The project involved a 1950’s industrial building that was operational yet still had its original roof material containing asbestos. The initial challenges called for the use of the best products available to ensure a safe, quick and […]

Featured, Headline, Refurbishment, Sustainability, Technical, Technical guidance »

[15 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

This blog uses a recent refurbishment project, that we were involved in as part of an ongoing programme to investigate the effect of refurbishment of buildings using steel technology, to detail how refurbishment can reduce costs by reducing energy loss through the fabric of the building. This project involved an upgrade of an industrial warehouse’s […]

Case studies, Composite Metal Floor Deck, Composite Metal Flooring, Featured, Headline, News, Structural Products »

[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. […]

News, Offbeat »

[17 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Scientists in the USA have developed a new form of shape-shifting metal, it has been announced. The metal crystal can switch between different arrangements of atoms, allowing it to change shape up to 16,000 times and return to its original form after being heated and cooled. A metal alloy with a crystalline structure While this […]