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An Amazing “How-to-put-up-a-steel-roof” Project

February 18, 2012 Leave a comment

First Rafter on "Our House Project" has put together a wonderful tutorial on the standard Philippine roofing system. They explain what angle bars they use, when c-purlins were appropriate and the like. The pictures tell the tale though and it’s wonderful to see how they build the roof with a blow-by-blow account. They even have the prices they paid for their materials. They also warn, as we’ve been warning our customers, against substandard steel, “So when shopping for steel in the Philippines, you have to be on your toes. Some, perhaps even most suppliers will automatically ship you substandard steel unless you are educated and persistent.” It’s not cheaper when you’re getting something of inferior quality that could be harmful to your safety in the long run.

Best of all, they walk us down the history of Philippine roofs at the end of the article. Treating us not only to an excellent “how-to-guide” but also a walk down memory lane.

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Making Steel Look Good Inside the Home

In this blog from someone in St Louis, we see attempts to bring steel structures inside the home as a design element instead of something to hide. The picture below shows how they have kept the stairs, ledge and ceiling beams exposed, contrasting and at the same time complementing the softness of the wood in the rest of the house.

To follow their journey, read here or click on the photo:

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