In any building, barn or warehouse, the structural engineering of the roof is integral. Every roof needs a framework that will support the loads applied – without it there is nothing for the roofing sheets or roof tiles to rest on which could result in deflection. This is what makes purlins such an important part of every roof structure.
What are purlins?
Purlins are beams that can be used to create a building framework to support the weight of roofing sheets or wall cladding sheets attached. Some roof purlins are made of wood, however, galvanised steel purlins offer additional benefits including durability, cost and structural length.
At Rhino Steel Cladding Ltd we manufacture and stock a combination of Z purlins and C purlins. When combined, our galvanised steel purlins provide a complete structural solution ready for roofing and side cladding.
- C section purlins are designed to form the walls and floor joists of a building shell structure, making them ideal for supporting beams needed for mezzanine flooring.
- Zed purlins are horizontal beams that are designed to form the roof and wall joists of a buildings shell structure. By sitting between the roofing sheets and the building, they act as a support for the sheet to ensure it is firmly attached and secured safely in position.
The benefits of steel purlins
Purlins allow you to safely attach roof and wall cladding sheets to any building. By installing purlins, you create a framework that supports the weight of the metal sheeting and applies this pressure onto the building structure to create a stable and steady building for many years to come.
Installing roof purlins has never been easier. At Rhino Steel Cladding Ltd we supply both C purlins and Z purlins in a wide range of thicknesses which can be manufactured to your precise requirements, up to 8m in length. And to help you successfully install your purlins and safely secure your roofing solutions, we’ll also supply them un-drilled or with pre-drilled holes at 18mm (and smaller holes on request).
As well as being used to support your roof and wall cladding, steel purlins can also be used to support mezzanine floor constructions.
Mezzanine flooring is manufactured from steel using a combination of beams and purlins to create additional space without any major and expensive construction work. Similarly, to your roofing sheets and wall cladding sheets, purlins transfer the loads imposed on the flooring onto the primary beams to provide a safe and structural framework.
Do you need purlins for your building project?
At Rhino Steel Cladding we stock and manufacture your steel purlins to specific requirements; lengths, widths and gauge required. Purchase your purlins online or call our team on 01675 462692 for more information or to place your order over the phone.