14 January 2021

RoofDek profiles FM Approved

Tata Steel's RoofDek profiles achieve FM Approval to FM Approvals class 4451.

A range of RoofDek profiles have successfully achieved FM Approval and consequently been issued with a Certificate of Compliance to FM Approvals class 4451.

RoofDek D100 Galv main

Our RoofDek profiles, including D32s, D35, D46, D60, D100 and D159, were the first UK manufactured decking profiles to have successfully achieved FM Approvals certification, they are available for use in FM approved roofing systems throughout Europe and are also suitable for use by any European roofing manufacturer in wind uplift tests when seeking assessment of their roofing systems to FM 4470.

FM Approval provides engineers, architects, building contractors and developers with the assurance that products have been objectively assessed, tested and conform to the highest international standards. Choosing FM Approved RoofDek means you can be confident that your roof system will be structurally supported and will withstand a broad range of fire and environmental risks, and not simply form a collection of parts and components that may not perform as expected.

Structural roof decking is subjected to a wide range of hazards throughout the building’s lifecycle, so confidence in these systems is key. Working closely with FM Global at its research campus, we secured certification of our Galvatite® hot dip zinc coated RoofDek products for the following stringent standard:

FM Approvals Class 4451: Steel Roof Deck

Performance requirements satisfied included:

  • Allowable live load deflection.
  • Combustibility from below the roof deck.
  • Combination pull out/ pull over resistance of fasteners (testing).
  • Pull over resistance of fasteners (calculation).
  • Side lap fastener and side lap crimping and interlocking resistance.
  • Fastener pull out resistance for above deck components.
  • Steel deck bending stresses under service wind loads.
  • Foot traffic resistance of insulation.
  • Bearing capacity of insulation.
  • Drivability evaluation of fasteners.

FM Global states that ‘products which are capable of meeting all of FM Approval’s performance criteria are generally more highly engineered than those meeting only the minimum requirements’.

By choosing FM Approved products you more than meet basic code requirements – you ensure that your building envelope will be safe throughout its lifecycle. Securing FM Approval for our RoofDek structural decking demonstrates our commitment to helping you meet stringent building standards.

We provide safe and robust products to the UK construction market, supported by our team of technical experts who can help take your project from concept to completion. When the choice is clear for tested and certified products that are proven to perform and built to last, why take the risk?

For more information on our RoofDek products, including our FM Approval certification or for help with specification please contact our technical team  on T: +44(0) 1244 892199 or email: [technical.structuralproducts@tatasteeleurope.com] 

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