Sleeved Purlin System

Sleeved Purlin System

The sleeved purlin system is suitable for buildings with 2 bays and over.

The sleeved system optimises the use of steel by incorporating sleeves at the penultimate rafter with a staggered sleeving arrangement on internal bays. The sleeved system caters for spans up to 15m depending on the load to be applied and where the cladding or liner tray offers adequate lateral support by virtue of its screw fixings at 600mm maximum spacings to the purlins. To enable the purlin and sleeve to nest together the sleeve is inverted.

Computer controlled production techniques apply the client’s individual mark numbers to all purlins automatically during the manufacturing process.

  • Single Span System

    Single span lengths can be supplied to suit individual requirements.

    Penultimate rafter connections are sleeved with a staggered sleeving arrangement on internal bays.

    Typical single span arrangement indicating purlin and sleeve positions

    Sleeved Purlin System - Typical Single Span Arrangement

  • Double Span System

    End bay purlins are single span, with double span purlins on internal bays. The maximum span between rafters is 7.5m, therefore maximum double span length is 15m.

    A sleeve must always occur at a joint position.

    Typical double span arrangement indicating purlin and sleeve positions.

    Sleeved Purlin System - Typical Double Span Arrangement

    Note: consideration must be given to the handling of longer lengths

  • Detailing

    Typical single span arrangement indicating purlin and sleeve positions.

    Sleeved Purlin System - Typical Single Span Arrangement

    Typical double span arrangement indicating purlin and sleeve positions.

    Sleeved Purlin System - Typical Double Span Arrangement

    Sleeved Purlin System Detailing Information

    Sleeved system (mm)

    A B C D E F G
    142 42 56 240 44 50 614
    172 42 86 290 44 50 714
    202 42 116 350 44 50 834
    232 42 146 410 44 50 954
    262 42 176 460 44 50 1054
    302 52 195 610 55 60 1354
    342 52 235 760 55 60 1654

    Unless otherwise stated, all required holes are 18mm diameter for M16 bolts and are normally pierced in pairs on standard gauge lines. For ‘General detailing’ notes see General Detailing Information.