Purchase COLORBOND® Corrugated Roofing & Wall Cladding: BRISBANE.
Steel thickness - .42 BMT
Colorbond roofing materials are available in a wide array of different colours to match absolutely any building project. Moreover, the Sheeting is one of the most durable, long-lasting roofing materials available and it’s virtually maintenance-free. Made from hi-tensile steel this profile whilst strong is also lightweight which minimises sheet damage.
Corrugated iron sheeting is pierce fixed which ensures easy fixing by the conventional method. To ensure maximum weather protection our Corrugated has a 1.5 rib overlap. The wide cover (762mm) allows for quick installation, saving on both materials and labour. This versatile profile can be used on a minimum roof pitch of 5 degrees.
Here at Metal Roofing Online, we only use and recommend Class 4 screws when fixing roofing as they last considerably longer in the elements. In a standard roofing application, when fixing to either timber or metal purlins, we have in our range a Multifix screw which is the perfect choice for this roofing iron.
When using the corrugated iron sheet in a wall cladding application, there is choice between 12 gauge x 25 mm timber fix screws, when fixing into timber. Othewise, 10 gauge x 16mm will do the trick when fixing into steel. These screws are shorter as they are fixed into the pan (or valley) of the corrugation.
Please consider a couple of factors when deciding whether you need .42bmt or .48bmt sheets as roof covering: (if you would like a price on .48bmt product, please ask us)
Your batten spacing
How often the roof will be walked upon
The maximum recommended support spacings are based on testing in accordance with AS1562.1-1992, AS4040.1-1992 and AS4040.2-1992.
Roof spans consider both resistance to wind pressure and light roof traffic (traffic arising from incidental maintenance).
Wall spans consider resistance to wind pressure only. To view full limit state wind pressure capacity tables please download CUSTOM ORB® and CUSTOM BLUE ORB® (1516 KB).
For roofs: the data are based on foot-traffic loading.
Walling Sheet spans - please consider wind pressure only.
Apart from homeowners, designers and roofing contractors, plenty of DIY-ers count themselves as fans of corrugated iron.
And what's not to love about this roofing material? Apart from its versatility, it also lends a unique and rustic charm that makes it perfect for a wide variety of design styles, whether it is used as a roof or as a material for a DIY project.
In terms of strength to weight ratio, this building material is counted as one of the strongest, making it ideal for a wide variety of application s —not just roofing. That strength is complemented by its corrosion-resistance, making it ideal for long-term use.
If you are working on a project that entails the use of this roofing material, you will need a few tools to make your task easier. These tools include a measuring tape, an angle grinder with a thin wheel, and a drill with metal bits.
Before you work with this roofing sheet, you will need to prepare it by laying it flat on either a large work table or on any flat surface. Ideally, you should have ample space to move around freely.
In measuring this roofing sheet, use the tape measure and a permanent marker to mark the areas that need to be trimmed. You may also use a ruler or a piece of wood that has a straight edge as a substitute for cutting a straight line.
After marking the areas that need to be trimmed, the next thing that you need to do is to set up the angle grinder. Make sure that it is mounted securely to prevent loose metal sheets from flying around. It is recommended that you use the grinder's fastest setting.
In using the grinder, start by applying gradual pressure on the spinning wheel instead of pushing the grinder with brute force. This may cause the tool to bounce.
Hold the grinder firmly and constantly check its wheel to see whether it is running straight or not. Avoid twisting the grinder which may cause its wheel to shatter. If the cutting wheel gets too small to cut through the sheets, change the cutting wheel that you are using.
Once you have trimmed the sheets, tilt the wheel of the grinder down and then drag it on the areas that have been recently cut. This removes the burrs.
How to Choose the Right Colour of Colorbond Roofing for Your Home
Choosing a colour for your roof shouldn’t be a big issue, right? Often, you could simply go with whatever you want. Well, that would be great, but you have to acknowledge that people’s wants can change as well. You may like pink now, for example, because it’s feminine yet funky at the same time. But in the future, when somebody starts calling your home the cottage that has the Calamine lotion-coloured roof, you may start questioning why you ever went with that hue.
So, what’s the smart way to pick the right colour for your roof? How do you choose a colour that you will not be disappointed with in the future? Trusted online suppliers of Colorbond roofing have some tips to help you out:
1 Consider the impact of colour on interior comfort. Your choice of roof colour can actually affect the temperature in your house. If it’s often sunny and hot where you live, light coloured Colorbond roofing sheets are the perfect choice as they do not absorb light and heat as much as dark hues do. However, if you’re from a chilly part of the country, dark colours are the better option because they absorb heat and can help keep your home warm during the fall and winter.
2 Coordinate the colour of your roof with the material of the rest of your home. For example, you have red brick walls; there are some colours that just work better than others with the deep red of these bricks. For deep red brick, the best colours to combine it with are yellow and cream, sage green and taupe, charcoal and light grey, and forest green and black.
3 Do you want your house to look bigger than it actually is? For this purpose, lighter colours are perfect for roofing. Now, if you want your home to look smaller, dark-coloured roofing is better to use.
4 Study the architecture of your home because there are colours that better accentuate the architectural design of homes than others. For example, if you have a big farmhouse, red roofs are the traditional option and they just look beautiful. As for Mediterranean-style homes, you can go with a lot of deep, warm browns, reds, yellows and mossy green.
5 Consider your neighbourhood. You may not want your house to look like the exact replica of your neighbours’ but you still have to make sure that your roof’s colour will not earn the displeasure of the community. Go with your preference but compromise a bit so your house will be in harmony with the rest of your neighbourhood.