Steel as a Roofing Option
Not only are savings accrued but also peace-of-mind as Steelscene steel trusses are fire resistant unlike their timber counterparts. This results in a building far more adapt to deal with the harsh Australian environment, especially bush fires which are usually capable of destroying homes in seconds when embers are able to reach the roof space and ignite the wooden rafters. You can view the CSIRO bush fire video test here.
Fire protection isn’t the only coverage Steelscene trusses provide, with a proven track record in Australia’s worst cyclone regions, Steelscene trusses excel far above the competition, due to the higher tensile strength and specialised engineering to ensure our trusses can withstand the required wind loads.
Steelscene understands that one roof system does not fit all projects, which is why we offer a roof panel solution. A flat roof panel system is a popular alternative to the traditional roof truss system employed on many Australian homes. This option allows for a simple erection of the roof, especially on contemporary homes which desire a continuous pitched roof design. Our steel roof panel solution does away with time-consuming timber fabricated roofs and has your project completed in a much shorter turnaround.
What We Can Offer
At Steelscene, we offer two main roofing options. These include a 75 mm or 89 mm roof truss section or a 140 mm Rolled Cee section roof panel which provides an alternative to the tradition truss roofing system. With thicknesses up to 1.15mm, our roof panels provide an easy solution to your project.
Truss Module Design
During regular erection of roof truss systems, trusses are individually stood up and fixed, which can be a lengthy process for larger roof systems. For larger roof designs, we offer a modular roof truss system. This option involves prefabricating a roof module consisting of multiple trusses at ground level, including roof battens and bracing. This modular system is then craned into position where it can be fastened to the walls underneath, allowing an easier and prompter erection schedule.
Steelscene steel trusses, unlike many of the other industry alternatives is a complete computer controlled process. Using Steelscene’s advanced software we are able to calculate the required loading and stresses and therefore build each truss to custom specifications to make sure that it adheres to Australian Standards. This level of complexity is usually only used for large scale projects, however when this same process is used for building commercial and residential buildings it can present significant cost savings which can then be passed onto the home owner or builder.