Universal Beam Columns & Rafters
Universal Beams (or otherwise known as UB’s, I-Beams or H-Beams) are one of the heaviest and strongest methods of shed construction. We recommend hot-dip galvanising the Universal Beams so they are completely protected from corrosion. This type of design is perfectly suited to packing sheds or similar applications where large volumes of water, often corrosive, are continually coming in contact with the shed frame.
Member sizes are determined by our engineering team who will assess each project on a case by case basis to ensure your shed design is compliant with Australian Standards and your local wind region. The engineering team will also strive for efficiency in their design; ensuring costs are kept to an absolute minimum when purchasing your new building.
Universal Beam frames are capable of spanning up to 50m and beyond if required. They can carry immense loads if designed correctly such as gantry cranes, cold room ceilings and cantilevered awnings.
R & F can supply this type of building across Queensland and Northern New South Wales competitively due to the several fabrication workshops we currently have situated in different regions of Queensland.
This type of frame is great for commercial, industrial and larger farming purposes.
Universal Beam Column & Laced Rafters
This design is often more economical than full Universal Beam designs. It combines the benefits of UB Columns (eg. strength, corrosion resistance, minimal waste of internal shed space) with the more cost-efficient Laced Rafter design. Provided there is sufficient height clearance for laced rafters (as they are generally far deeper in height than their UB equivalent) than this is a more economical alternative.
The use of Duragal SHS to fabricate frames results in a great cost saving by eliminating the need for hot-dip galvanising or sandblasting and painting. Also, this type of rafter achieves greater spans with lighter steel quantities when compared with UB frames, which therefore reduces the cost to you, the customer.
This is the most economical design of our three Structural Frame building types. Provided there is sufficient internal clearance for the deeper columns and rafters, this is the cheapest form of our bigger buildings.
The use of Duragal SHS to fabricate columns and rafters results in a great cost saving by eliminating the need for hot-dip galvanising or sandblasting and painting. Also, by achieving required heights and spans with lighter steel quantities compared with UB frames, reduces the final cost to you, the customer.