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Weight saving purlins and side rail system launched

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Purlin150430The Hadley Group has launched the new UltraZED purlin and side rail system that it claims delivers on average weight savings of between six and 13 per cent compared to other market leading systems.

With improved supporting software, the Hadley Group says the new products have been designed in response to customer demand. The new UltraZED 2 purlins and UltraBEAM 2 side rails and all components in the range have been completely redesigned and tested extensively.

The result is a new purlin profile that is said to be both lighter and stronger than competitor systems.  It has a 70mm flat fixing face, enhancing both sheeting installation and air permeability performance.

Available in both single and double span systems, there are 59 UltraZED 2 sections manufactured from high strength S450 steel. These range from a section depth of 145mm to 305mm enabling engineers to design for spans up to 13m.

Hadley Group Product Development Manager Brian Cartwright said: “Since we launched the original UltraZED back in 1985, technology has changed, design and build processes have changed and regulations have changed, which of course means that the needs of structural engineers and steelwork contractors have changed.

“With this in mind, rather than simply evolving the existing system, we have gone back to the drawing board and engineered the new UltraZED 2 purlin and side rail systems from the ground up.”

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