New installation code for metal roof and wall cladding

The 2015 edition of Handbook 39: Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding has been released, superseding the 1997 version.

The Handbook provides guidelines and a code of good practice for industry training providers, the metal roofing installation industry and roofing contractors across Australia.

Key updates include:

  • Introduction of new aluminium/zinc/magnesium alloy-coated steel technologies that are designed to protect steel roofing from corrosion.
  • Introduction of insulated roof panels, which are laminated panels manufactured from different materials, permanently bonded together so that they act as a single element. Installers are to refer to manufacturer’s specifications when selecting, installing and working safely with these products.

For more information visit Standards Australia.