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    box profile sheets

    as above I have been pricing box profile tin sheets rang a firm from an advert in farmers guardian who are cheapest by a long way but sheets are only 0.5 and 0.63 mm thick are these very thin or is this standard thickness

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    Re: box profile sheets

    Fairly standard, last I used was 0.55 and 0.7
    I used the heavier one for all roofs and much better job. Lighter gauge crumpled when kneeled on and as nails struck it.

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    Re: box profile sheets

    Roofing sheets (should be thicker) have a different profile to wall sheets (will be thinner)

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    Re: box profile sheets

    If it's a new roof you are doing you could put the purlins in with narrower spacing to give more support to the thin sheets. There was a few sheds came down up our way a few years back with the snow and in some cases the purlins were too widely spaced and the sheets buckled in between which then bent the purlins which then pulled the portal frames and the whole shed crumpled into a heap.
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    Re: box profile sheets

    .7 on the roof and .5 to clad the sides. Don't use .5 on the roof. It's too thin IMO.
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    Re: box profile sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    .7 on the roof and .5 to clad the sides. Don't use .5 on the roof. It's too thin IMO.
    thanks everyone bought .7 for new shed roof

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