Metsec load bearing section references are designed to be easy to read and understand at a glance. Each section type is identified by a unique reference consisting of three numerical values seperated by a letter or a dash.
Example stud reference – 240M12-50
Example stud reference – 244M20-70
Metsec prints stud or joist sections and track sections with references that are designed to be easy to read and understand at a glance. Metsec prints the Metsec name down both flanges for the thinner thicknesses of section and these are colour coded as follows:
On our drawings any sections greater than 2.0mm or that are made up of multiple sections are shown in yellow so they are highlighted on the drawings.
Slotted head track or sections thicker than 2.0mm are not colour coded but still have the “M” reference on the web.
All stud or joist sections and track sections have a string of numbers and letters printed down the back web along with our CE mark. One of the string of characters will start with a M and have two numbers alter it e.g. M12 or M20. This denotes the thickness of the section i.e. M12 = 1.2mm thick section.