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- Product Code: CLE-1879-1001
- Manufacturer Code: AKSS624P
- Package Type: Parcel XL
- Shopping Category: Hardware > Building Materials > Roofing
ALUKAP-SS Wall Plate/Eaves Beam
(Choice of length and colour)
Dual purpose use as wall plate or eaves beam!
Highly versatile and robust Wall/Eaves Beam can be used as a Wall Plate or Eaves Beam for roofs from just 2.5° to 25° pitch. Use with optional L-Cap Bar to provide superior closure and draft proofing.
Part of the aesthetically pleasing ALUKAP-SS self-supporting roof system, which is fast becoming a favourite for lean-to roofs, veranda covers, conservatories, carports, play areas and much more. Fast installation process means you can have it up in no time, without compromising on quality.
Used as a Wall Plate
Bolted to a host wall, the Wall/Eaves Beam acts as a wall plate to provides a solid platform from which to glaze.
Used as a Eaves Beam
Provides a robust structural beam at the eaves when supported by wall, frames or post. Powder-coated with integral rail for easy fitting of deep flow Quadraflo gutter brackets.
Did you know? The optional ALUKAP-SS L-Cap Bar can be used with the Wall/Eaves Beam to provide a neat weather seal whilst eliminating drafts.
Features & Benefits
- Dual purpose versatility - use as wall plate and eaves beam
- Solid aluminium extrusion - provides a robust platform to glaze from
- Maintenance-free - no annual painting required
- Durable powder-coating - long life finish with no discolouring
- Multiple glazing options - single glass, double glazing, acrylic and polycarbonate sheets
ALUKAP-SS delivers a complete self-supporting roof system, without the need for timber rafter support; everything is covered and designed to work easily together.
What you get
The Wall/Eaves Beam is supplied as powder-coated aluminium extrusion with gaskets and cover strip.
|Size||Width: 106mmmm (4.17")
Height: 66mm (2.6")*
Length: 3m (9.8"), 4.8m (15.7"), 6m (19.7")
|Finish and Colour||Powder-coated in White (RAL 9010), Dark Brown (RAL 8040) and Custom (custom colour to match a RAL number is subject to a 10 day lead time)|
|Pitch||Pitch from 2.5° to 25°|
|Contents||1 x Aluminium extrusion with gaskets and cover strip|
Fitting and Usage
Glazing and ALUKAP-SS Bar Length
ALUKAP-SS bars should be ordered to the same length as the roof glazing material, or the next available size.
We recommend that glazing material stops 15mm short from host wall at the top (providing expansion gap) and oversails the Eaves Capping at bottom by 30mm (providing drip over the gutter).
Bar Length = Length along Pitch +/- Expansion Adjustment + Gutter Overhang
Example Glazing/Bar Length Adjustments
|Roof Pitch||Length along Pitch||Expansion Adjustment||Gutter Overhang||Bar/Glazing Length|
|5°||2,200mm||- 6mm||+ 30mm||2,224mm|
Glazing Width and ALUKAP-SS Bar Quantity
The ALUKAP-SS Top Capping is secured with screw fixings going into the Main Bar upstand. So glazing width deduction must be made to allow for them and expansion.
Glazing width should be reduced by 15mm from centre-to-centre measurement of neighbouring bars.
If centre of one bar to centre of next is 980mm, then the glazing width should be 965mm (980mm - 15mm). This simple rule applies to the Main, Gable and Wall bars.
Glazing Width = Centres Space - 15mm
Calculating Quantity of Bars Required
The quantity of bars to cover the roof width is governed by factors including geographic location, roof pitch, projection from host wall and glazing material. Each factor affects the recommended glazing width, which affects the number of bars required. Generally speaking, the shallower the pitch and the longer the projection, the narrower the glazing width should be.
Please get in touch if you would like a copy of the Technical Guide or Fitting Guide.