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Roof lap joint overcomes restricted site access - Stramit Building Products Media Release
last updated 08/10/12
Stramit Building Products
Products used in this project
Stramit Speed Deck Ultra®
Roof lap joint overcomes restricted site access - Stramit Building Products Media Release Roof lap joint overcomes restricted site access - Stramit Building Products Media Release


Roof lap joint overcomes restricted site access - Stramit Building Products Media Release

The initial order for this roof at Wollongong University was for 34-metre sheets of Speed Deck Ultra® concealed fixed decking.

However, long trucks were unable to access the site. In addition, power lines and trees 20 metres high prevented a crane from reaching over to the site from the road.

The solution was to break the roof run into two 17-metre sheets connected with the Stramit FarLap® roof lap joint system. This allowed the use of a shorter truck and a smaller crane.

The innovative Stramit FarLap® roof lap joint system allows long decking runs to be broken into shorter sheets that can be lapped, without the need for conventional stepped joints. The FarLap® unit provides a combination of a strong joint and a weather resisting seal between lapped sheets of Stramit Speed Deck Ultra® concealed fixed decking.

As well as simplifying and speeding the installation, the solution also improved site safety, providing lighter, shorter sheets that were easier to handle, and a lighter pack mass.

Project
University of Wollongong
Building 11

Builder
Ichor Constructions

Roofing Contractor
Rise Above Roofing Services

Resource Acknowledgements
Source: Stramit Building Products media release
Trademark Acknowledgements:  COLORBOND®, ZINCALUME® and BlueScope® are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited, ABN 16 000 011 058.