Comparing two of its Top-Hat profiles with their timber equivalents, MiTek highlights the potential for cost savings when designing timber roof structures.MiTek’s high-performing Top-Hat profiles were designed to provide certain advantages for timber roof structures, which subsequently results in costs savings.
The company’s 25mm Top-Hat profile, USBAT25G, can be used as a runner, diagonal bracing on web runners or as tile battens, with a maximum truss spacing of 1 100mm. In turn, the 40mm Top-Hat profile is suited for use as purlin on sheeted roof or metal tile roofs, as runner or diagonal brace on any roof, or as tilting fillet on tiled roofs, with a maximum of 1 400mm truss spacing.
The latter requires no purlin clips, thereby enabling simple and fast fixing to timber trusses. According to MiTek, this is an important aspect to consider when comparing steel purlin with roof zip screw, with timber purlin with purlin clip and drive screw.
When making a comparison between MiTek’s Top-Hat profiles and their timber equivalents, the company highlights the following benefits:
MiTek operates across the country from its manufacturing facility in Gauteng to regional offices in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. The company supplies the building industry with a wide range of timber connectors for both roof truss manufacturers and hardware merchants.
In addition, MiTek offers integrated software packages and fully designed builders’ products, manufactured in accordance with Dekra ISO9001:2008 certification specifications.
For more information, engineering specifications and guidelines relating to the Top-Hat profiles, contact MiTek.
MiTek South Africa
Tel: 011 237 8700
A steel batten roof.