SA Roofing September 2017 // Issue: 93 - Page 19

International Truss Systems - Metal Batten and Purlin - for a better and more cost effective roof In a highly competive market, companies are having to stream line their business in order to stay competitive. One way is by moving away from the old expensive conventional materials, to better and more cost effective materials. Truss suppliers through out the country have found that the Metal Batten and Purlin manufactured by International Truss Systems have enabled them to produce less expensive and better quality roofs Metal Batten: TMR02 – Can be used: • As a batten in tiled roofs: • Max tile weight of 0.60kN/m 2 • Max truss spacing of 830mm • Max batten spacing of 400mm • As a web runner • As a bottom chord runner • As a diagonal brace • As brandering for ceiling installations • For various applications in DIY projects Metal Purlin: TSP01 – Can be used: Advantages of the Metal Batten and Purlin: • Prices are comparable with the timber equivalent • Less wastage as members are always straight • Sections fit into one another thus reducing the area they take up on the truck. • Sections are ligther than their timber counter parts allowing more material to be loaded on the truck. • Less storage space required as section fit into one another • Less labour required when handling • Sections can be made to any required lengths • Reduction of cost of purlin to rafter connection • Reduces pilferage compared to timber equivalents • As a batten in tiled roofs: • Max tile weight of 0.60kN/m 2 • Max truss spacing of 1200mm • Max batten spacing of 400mm • As a purlin in sheeted roofs: • Min sheeting thickness of 0.5mm • Max sheeting weight of 0.11kN.m 2 • Max truss spacing of 1400mm • Max purlin spacing of 1200mm • As a tilting fillet in roofs using the Metal Batten • As a web runner • As a bottom chord runner • As a diagonal brace • For various applications in DIY projects International Truss Systems (Pty) Limited is a full System Supplier to the prefabricated timber truss industry and associated businesses. The metal Batten and Purlin are just two of the numerous other high quality cost effective products we have available. For more information contact International Truss Systems: Tel: +27 011 397-4441 email: marketing@rooftruss.co.za website: www.rooftruss.co.za