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Rollforming Services Birdproof Purlins vs Laminated Timber Beams

Rollforming Services Birdproof Purlins save home owner $4000 vs Laminated Timber Beams.

Anthony is building his dream home on his family farm in Omata, New Plymouth. His site situated high on a ridge encounters Very High Winds so to capture the stunning views to the ocean and back to the mountain he has created large living areas with equally large open spans.

Most of the house is built with timber frame, and rafters, but for the Living and Dining area the cost of the 240mm deep laminated timber beams was going to blow the budget. At this stage Anthony jumped onto the internet and came across our Steel Boxed Purlin offering. The 5.6m span was easily achieved with our 240mm deep Purlins which were connected to the timber and steel structure using standard joist hangers supplied by Simpson Strong Tie.

The steel beams are much lighter than their timber equivalents weighing in at 36kg each so were able to be lifted into position without specialty lifting equipment. The best news for Anthony was the $4000 saving achieved using our product.

Using our Span calculator created by Extra Mile Consulting we can specify Birdproof Purlins for all commercial and residential projects. You can check out our website or give us a call at the office to discuss your next project.