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Copper Roofing - in Detail
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Copper Roofing - In Detail

About this Publication

This publication aims to provide architects and contractors with the technical information needed to design and install fully supported sheet copper roofing in accordance with current good practice. 
 
The details illustrated will meet most of the conditions likely to be encountered. If unusual design situations arise, the principles shown should help in devising a solution. 
 
This 120 page technical manual is available from Copper in Architecture at £25.00 per copy. 
 
Whilst this publication has been prepared with care, we can give no warranty regarding the contents and shall not be liable for any direct, incidental or consequential damage arising out of its use.

Turned-down standing seam end
Double-lock standing seam at eaves with roof pitch up to 20 degrees
Splayed batten roll end dwith separate end capping

The details illustrated below from the 120 page publication 'Copper Roofing - In Detail' will meet most conditions likely to be encountered, but the principles shown should help with any unusual situations.  

This publication also includes tables and other information needed to design and install fully supported sheet copper roofing in accordance with current good practice.

Double-lock Standing Seam Details

Longitudinal Joints
Fig 1         Hand-formed double-lock standing seam 
Fig 2         Roll-formed profile trays 

Seam Ends
Fig 3        Turned-down standing seam end 
Fig 4        Concave-form seam end 
Fig 5        Chamfer-form seam end 
Fig 6        Square-form seam end 

'Tall' Upstands 
Fig 7        Sweep standing seam upstand 
Fig 8        Pinched seam upstand 

'Short' Upstands
Fig 9        Standard straight dog-eared upstand 
Fig 10      Pre-formed straight dog-eared upstand
Fig 11      Turned-down seam upstand 

Horizontal Abutments
Fig 12      Pinched seam upstand against horizontal abutment 
Fig 13      Pinched seam ventilated upstand against horizontal abutment 

Lateral Joints
Fig 14      Double-lock standing seam junction with hand-formed double-lock cross welt 
Fig 15      Double-lock standing seam junction with pre-formed double-lock cross welt 
Fig 16      Double-lock standing seam junction with drip-step 
Fig 17      Double-lock standing seam junction with lap-lock cross welt 

Corners
Fig 18      Double-lock standing seam at external corners 

Ridges and Hips
Fig 19      Double-lock standing seam to batten ridge or hip 
Fig 20      Double-lock standing seam to ventilation ridge 
Fig 21      Double-lock standing seam to T-seam ridge 
Fig 22      Double-lock standing seam to standing seam ridge 
Fig 23      Double-lock standing seam to ventilated monopitch roof over direct-fixed cladding 

Verges
Fig 24      Double-lock standing seam with batten verge over direct-fixed cladding 
Fig 25      Double-lock standing seam with standing seam verge over brickwork 

Eaves
Fig 26      Double-lock standing seam at eaves with roof pitch up to 20 degrees 
Fig 27      Double-lock standing seam at eaves with alternative fixing plate for eaves strip 
Fig 28      Double-lock standing seam at eaves with roof pitch at and over 20 degrees 
Fig 29      Double-lock standing seam at eaves above direct-fixed cladding 

Pitched Valleys
Fig 30      Double-lock standing seam at recessed pitch valley gutter 
Fig 31      Double-lock standing seam at pitched valley with tilting fillets 
Fig 32      Double-lock standing seam at pitched valley with standing seam edges 
Fig 33      Double-lock standing seam at pitched valley with lap-lock to gutter lining 
Fig 34      Double-lock standing seam with pitched valley single-lock welted to roofing sheets 
Fig 35      Ventilation hood

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