Stramit® Curved Corrugated & Bullnose Roof Cladding

Specifications

Features

  • Design flexibility - expands the versatility of traditional corrugated roofing by increasing flexibility of design
  • Variety of shapes - can be formed into a wide variety of curved shapes and radii down to a nominal 500mm minimum
  • Easy fixing - conventional through-fixed screws maximise performance and ease of installation
  • 762mm cover - quick installation and easy handling
  • G300 curving quality base steel - also available as flat sheets to ensure matching profile on end laps
  • Fully tested - full range of load performance tables to suit most applications.

Applications

 Stramit® Curved Corrugated steel roofing can be pre-curved to produce a variety of interesting effects that enhance both modern and traditional building designs. Straight sheets can be combined with convex and concave curves to create highly original and aesthetically pleasing roof shapes. 

The heritage bullnose veranda is the best-known application of curved corrugated sheeting but by no means the only one.  Stramit® Curved Corrugated roofing is also a popular choice on contemporary steel-roofed homes and commercial buildings. 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated
cladding is only intended for use in commercial/industrial/residential roof or wall cladding applications. Do not use for any other purpose.

Materials

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding is manufactured from G300 colour coated steel or zinc-aluminium alloy coated steel. In some locations galvanised and severe environment colour coated steel may be available by arrangement. Colour coated steels are in accordance with AS2728 – Category 3 and, for the substrate, with AS1397. Zinc-aluminium alloy coated AZ150 and galvanised Z450 conform to AS1397. 

Stramit has a comprehensive range of colours as standard. Ask your nearest Stramit location for colour availability.

STRAMIT® CURVED CORRUGATED CLADDING -
SHEETING MASS (kg/m2 of roof area)
thickness bmtgradeZincalume®Colorbond®Galvanised
0.60mm300MPa6.026.096.39

Testing 

Stramit has in-house, purpose built, testing equipment used to design, develop and improve products for the Australian market. In addition many Stramit®products are tested or witnessed by independent organisations. These include:

  • Cyclone Structural Testing Station
    (James Cook University)
  • University of Queensland

This ongoing research and development activity ensures that Stramit remains at the forefront of innovation, design and consumer information

Adverse Conditions 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding will give excellent durability in almost all locations. It is however important to choose the correct coating for each application environment. 

Please refer to page 3 of the Stramit® Curved Corrugated & Bullnose Roof Cladding Product Technical Manual for the two tables on exposure conditions.

Compatibility 

All building products need to be checked for compatibility with adjacent materials. These checks need to be for both direct contact between materials, and where water runs from one material to another. The following guidelines generally avoid material incompatibility:

  • For  zinc-aluminium alloy coated steel, colour coated steel and galvanised steel roofs avoid copper, lead, green or treated timber, stainless steel and mortar or concrete.
  • In addition galvanised steel roofs should not receive drainage from aluminium or any inert materials, such as plastics, glass, glazed tiles, colour coated and zinc-aluminium alloy.  Contact Stramit for more detailed information.

Architectural Specification

The roofing/walling shall be 0.60mm BMT Stramit® Corrugated in continuous lengths with sinusoidal curved ribs 16mm high spaced at 76.2mm centres in accordance with AS1445, curved to a radius of __ mm. Sheeting material shall be protected steel sheet to Australian Standard AS1397 with a minimum yield stress of 300MPa (Grade 300) and an AZ 150 zinc-aluminium coating with or without an oven-baked paint film of selected colour. The sheeting shall be fixed to the purlins/girts in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Suitable fixed screws in accordance with Australian Standard AS3566, Class 3, shall be used at every support with side lap fasteners installed at mid span. Sheets shall be laid in such a manner that the approved side lap faces away from the prevailing weather. 

A minimum of 50mm shall be provided for projection into gutters. Flashing shall be supplied in compatible materials as specified; minimum cover of flashing shall be 150mm. AII sheeting shall be fixed in a workman-like manner, leaving the job clean and weather tight. All debris (nuts, screws, cuttings, filling, etc.) shall be cleared off daily.

Typical Curved Profiles

Design

Spans

The spans shown below take account of 'normal' foot traffic and wind resistance including local pressure zone effects. Pressures are based on AS4055 or AS1170.2 section 2. Where the two standards differ, the worst case has been taken for each classification. Data should only be used for buildings 7m or less in height, 1000m2 or less in area and unaffected by land topography. 

For bullnosed roofs the span is to be taken as the sheet length between fastening positions at supports.            

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Pressures

STRAMIT® CURVED CORRUGATED CLADDING - SERVICEABILITY LIMIT STATE CAPACITY
thickness
bmt (mm)
fasteners
per sheet
span
type
pressure (kPa) at the spans (mm) shown
6009001200150018002100240027003000
0.603internal4.763.572.631.951.461.080.790.550.36
equal4.453.332.361.831.271.010.740.520.34
double4.453.332.361.831.271.010.740.520.34
single2.802.411.731.030.610.370.250.20 
5internal9.546.393.812.541.811.341.020.790.62
equal9.544.612.741.811.270.920.680.510.38
double9.544.612.741.811.270.920.680.510.38
single6.845.312.181.090.630.410.310.250.23

 

STRAMIT® CURVED CORRUGATED CLADDING - STRENGTH LIMIT STATE CAPACITY (Non-cyclonic)
thick
bmt (mm)
fasteners
per sheet
span
type
pressure (kPa) at the spans (mm) shown
6009001200150018002100240027003000
0.603internal12.439.939.538.717.586.465.354.333.41
equal10.208.888.146.905.704.513.442.501.67
double12.0010.409.588.196.705.304.052.941.96
single10.3610.369.178.016.715.554.603.813.14
5internal12.4312.4312.4312.4311.426.698.036.505.11
equal11.4911.4911.4910.448.546.765.163.752.50
double11.4911.4911.4911.4910.057.956.074.412.95
single12.4310.369.178.016.915.935.074.323.66

Tables based on testing to AS1562 and AS4040 parts 0, 2 and 3. Internal spans must have both end spans 20% shorter. Values only valid for use with steel support members of 0.75mm or thicker.

Foot Traffic 

Foot traffic limits for Stramit® Curved Corrugatedcladding are shown for three alternate foot traffic categories. These are:

  • High Maintenance - for applications with repeated maintenance, particularly where personnel may be unfamiliar with correct procedures for walking on metal roofs.
  • Normal - based on traditional expectations, with moderate maintenance foot traffic using designated foot paths.
  • Controlled - spans that conform to AS1562 but require minimal careful foot traffic only on the designated foot path. Suggested for use only where occasional aesthetic imperfections from foot traffic are acceptable.
STRAMIT® CURVED CORRUGATED CLADDING –
FOOT TRAFFIC LIMITED SPANS (mm)
thickness
bmt
span
type
foot traffic limits
heavynormalcontrolled
0.60internal-12001900
equal-9001600
double-9001600
single-700900
Tables are based on tests to AS1562 and AS4040 parts 0 and 1

For more information on foot traffic performance of Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding and other Stramit® roofing profiles refer to Stramit's Foot Traffic Guide. 

Spring Curving 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding can be spring curved, concave and convex, including curved ridges, provided it is sealed at the apex, and within the recommended limits below: 

STRAMIT® CURVED CORRUGATED CLADDING –
SPRING-CURVED RADII LIMITS (m)
 performance restrictedrestricted by drainage at the
rainfall intensities shown
   maximum radius (m) at
bmt
(mm)
minimum*
radius
lowest
neutral radius
370
mm/hr
220
mm/hr
150
mm/hr
0.608*26376392
*At these radii a maximum support spacing of 900mm applies, and limit state pressure capacities are reduced by 14% for serviceability and 7% for strength. These reductions apply proportionately up to the lowest neutral radius. Minimum 5 fasteners required per sheet at ends.

For more comprehensive information on spring curving Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding and other Stramit® roofing curved profiles refer to the Stramit Design Guide 'Spring Curving'. 

Thermal Expansion

All metal roof sheeting is subject to thermal expansion and, where there is a temperature difference between the sheeting and the structure, this needs to be accommodated. The colour of the sheeting will affect the amount of thermal expansion, and whether the sheet is flat or curved will affect its ability to resist without problems. Sheet lengths should be limited to those shown below. 

STRAMIT® CURVED CORRUGATED CLADDING –
MAXIMUM SHEET LENGTH (m)
roof colourlightdark
Flat2517
Spring-curved2017

Water Carrying 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding has limited water-carrying capacity. Roof slopes can be as low as 5° for many applications. Roof run lengths are the combined lengths of all roof elements contributing to a single pan drainage path. This can include the roof length upstream of a roof penetration that concentrates flow into other pans. The table below gives slopes for 100 year return period rainfall intensity.

STRAMIT® CURVED CORRUGATED CLADDING –
MINIMUM ROOF SLOPE (degrees)
Rainfall Intensity
mm/hr
total roof run length (m)
10152025303540455055
150 5.07.011141823
175Minimum 5.07.0111520 
200Slope 5°5.06.0101521 
225 5.08.51420 
250 5.06.01218 
275 5.08.01523 
300 5.01119Exceeds the
3255.05.51322scope of
3505.07.01625this manual
3755.08.517 
4005.01020 

Where sheets are to be end lapped the minimum roof slope is 10o.

For more information on water carrying performance of Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding and other Stramit® roofing profiles refer to Stramit's Roof Slope Guide.

Darwin Area 

Information on the use of Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding in the Darwin area can be found in deemed-to-comply sheets No's M103/5, 6 and 7. These are available from Stramit or the Darwin Area Building Manual.

Installation

Fasteners 

All external fastening screws must conform to AS3566 - Class 3. They are to be hexagon headed and must be used with sealing washers for both roofing and walling. For connecting to purlins or top hats use:        

For steel (0.75bmt or greater)

No.12 x 35mm self-drilling and threading screws for crest fixing
No.10 x 16mm self-drilling and threading screws for pan fixing to walls

For timber (F11 or better)

No. 12 x 50mm type 17 screws for crest fixing
No.10 x 25mm type 17 screws for pan fixing to walls

Side Laps

No. 8 x 12mm ‘S’ point screws, or

3.2mm diameter sealed aluminium pop rivets

Fastener Locations 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding can be fixed with either 3 or 5 fasteners per sheet at each batten/purlin to meet the required performance values, as shown on page 9 of the Stramit® Curved Corrugated & Bullnose Roof Cladding Product Technical Manual.

Site Induction

Consideration should be given to handling and installation issues as part of site induction safety procedures. Specific consideration should be given to pack handling, avoidance of cuts, trips, slips and falls, long sheet handling particularly in windy conditions, sheet cutting procedures and surface temperature on sunny days. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should always be used.

Installation

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding is readily installed with or without fibreglass insulation blanket. If practical lay sheets in the opposite direction to prevailing weather. Installation of Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding is a straightforward procedure using the following fixing sequence: 

  1. Ensure all purlins are in line and correctly installed and that mesh and blanket (if specified) are in place. 
  2. Position and fix the first sheet ensuring the correct sheet overhangs (minimum 50mm). Ensure that screws are not overtightened. 
  3. Continue to fix subsequent sheets checking that sheet ends at the lower edge are exactly aligned. It is important that the underlap of one sheet does not protrude beyond the overlap of the next – if this is unavoidable, the underlap must be trimmed locally or water ‘drawback’ may occur. 
  4. For sheeting that exceeds 4 metres in length straight sheets of Corrugated can be end-lapped with curved sheets to obtain the desired length. It is essential that sheets are laid progressively in runs across the roof, i.e. lay a continuous run of lapped sheets from eave to ridge, then start the next run. This ensures that any pitch variation is contained with one sheet width. Please refer to diagram on page 9 of the Stramit® Curved Corrugated & Bullnose Roof Cladding Product Technical Manual.
  5. Measure the overall cover width at top and bottom of the sheets from time to time to avoid ‘fanning’. 
  6. For roof spans exceeding 900mm and wall spans exceeding 1200mm, stitch the sidelaps at midspan. 
  7. Turn up the pans at the upper roof edge and install flashings. 
  8. Clean up the roof after each days work, removing all screws, cuttings, swarf etc, and leave roof clean and watertight.

Insulation 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding is suitable for use with insulating blanket. Glasswool blanket up to 50mm thick can be readily used. Increased thicknesses require longer fasteners and greater care in installation. For domestic applications Stramit recommends that insulation is always used. 

Walking 

As with all roofing products, we recommend extra caution be taken when walking on the roof. When walking on Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding roofing always wear flat rubber soled shoes and place feet only on the ribs, taking care to avoid the last rib or two near edges of the metal roof area. 

Good Practice 

Stramit recommends that good trade practice be followed when using this product, such as that found in Australian Standards Handbook HB39. 

Sheet Handling 

Cut resistant or leather gloves should be worn when handling product. Foot protection should be warn when handling and transporting product.

Cutting 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding can be easily cut, where required, using a power saw with a steel cutting blade or a power nibbler and, for localised cutting, tin snips. Avoid the use of abrasive discs as these can cause burred edges and coating damage. Please dispose of any off-cuts carefully.

Procurement

Prices 

Prices on Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding and its accessories can be obtained from your nearest Stramit location or distributor of Stramit® products. As Stramit does not provide an installation service, ask your trades person for a supply and fix price. Contact your nearest Stramit location for the names of tradespersons in your area.

Bullnosing/Curving Information

To ensure that you receive product to suit your application it is essential that detailed information be supplied. 

Please supply template and all information wherever possible.

For curving purposes it is necessary to produce a sheet with a minimum straight section at the sheet end (A) of 100mm. All or part of this straight section can be removed upon request (docked).

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Length 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated can be supplied in any length from 500mm to 4000mm. Longer lengths may be supplied by arrangement. When measuring it should be noted that at the end of each curve adjacent to the curve there is at least 100mm that cannot be curved which must be allowed for. The manufacturing tolerance on the length of products supplied is +0, -15mm.

Ordering 

Minimum radii may vary depending on your Stramit Building Products production centre. A call to your local Stramit office is recommended when planning to use Stramit® Curved Corrugated. When ordering Stramit® Curved Corrugated always provide a template that describes the desired curve. If you require both curved and straight product that will be end lapped, always order products at the same time. This will ensure that both straight and curved material are of a compatible profile. For best results use G300 material for straight sheets to ensure matching profiles. For lengths exceeding 4 metres please contact your local Stramit office.

Delivery/Unloading 

Delivery can normally be made within 48 hours, subject to the delivery location, quantity and material availability, or can be at a pre-arranged date and time. Please ensure that suitable arrangements have been made for truck unloading, as this is the responsibility of the receiver. Pack mass may be up to one tonne. When lifting Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding, care should be taken to ensure that the load is spread to prevent damage. Packs must never be placed onto unclad purlin battens except directly above support frames. 

Handling/Storage 

Stramit® Curved Corrugated cladding should be handled with care at all times to preserve the product capabilities and quality of the finish. Packs should always be kept dry and stored above ground level while on site. If the sheets have become wet, they should be separated, wiped and placed in the open to promote drying.

Extra

Maintenance

Exterior surfaces of metal products unwashed by rain can benefit from occasional washing to remove build-up of corrosive salts. Walls beneath eaves or awnings are such a situation.

Cleaning 

Should it become necessary to wash Stramit® roof sheeting follow the procedure below.

  1. Wash the surface with a mild solution of pure soap or non-abrasive, non-toxic, kitchen detergent in warm water using a sponge, soft cloth or soft bristle nylon brush.
  2. Thoroughly rinse the water clean immediately after cleaning.

WARNING - Never use abrasive or solvent type cleaners (e.g. turps, petrol thinners or kerosene) on colour coated steel.

Further Information 

As well as our standard range of Technical Manuals, Installation Leaflets, Case Studies and other promotional literature Stramit has a series of Guides to aid design. These include:

  • Concealed Fixed Decking
  • Roof Slope Guide
  • Foot Traffic Guide
  • Acoustic Panels
  • Cyclonic Areas
  • Spring Curving Guide

Please contact your nearest Stramit location for any of these guides or other literature.

Other Products 

Stramit offers a wide range of building products including:

  • Purlins & Girts
  • Formwork decking
  • Roof and wall sheeting
  • Lightweight structural sections
  • Truss components
  • Gutters and downpipes
  • Fascias
  • Custom Flashings
  • Insulation products
  • Fasteners

References 

In preparing this document reference has been made to:

  • Standards Australia Handbook - HB39
    (Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding)
  • BlueScope Steel - Technical Bulletin TB-4
    (Maintenance of Colorbond® prepainted steel roofing)
  • BlueScope Steel - Technical Bulletin TB-1
    (Steel roofing and walling products - selection guide)

Availability

Product Availability 

NSWACT TAS VIC SA WA QLD NT
YYYYYNYY

Y - Yes     N - No     S - Subject to project size

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