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  • Fitting to corrugated metal wall

    Posted by Martyn Heath on April 29, 2022 at 6:35 am

    Im looking at this job which needs a full sheet of dibond fitting to it. Now because of the fixings standing out im thinking of fitting 2*4 treated timber horizontally between the fixings and fitting the sign onto them. Im guessing ali box frame could be used but counter sinking the fixings would be an issue.

    Whats your thoughts? or would a lot of firms not worry about batterns and just fix the sign to the face of the fixings so its not actually touching the cladding? (if you know what i mean 🙂 )

    • This discussion was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by  Martyn Heath.
    Robert Lambie replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    April 29, 2022 at 7:56 am

    Update on this – i think i will talk them into a tray sign, it will then have a uniformed finish on the edges and probably the easiest option.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 29, 2022 at 11:40 am

    the screws in the shutter are tech screws. you can buy them from screwfix and most hardware places. techs for steel, not alloy.

    all you do is screw a tech on the lower section of the cladding between the risen areas but take the washer off the tech to make its smaller! Then just remove the tech on the risen areas.
    you now have a flat surface to tech a new flat sign on the cladding.

    the screws in the picture look like they are securing the cladding sheet overlaps rather than structural.

    • Martyn Heath

      Member
      April 29, 2022 at 12:57 pm

      never thought of that option 🤯 only thing is there are a helova lot to remove 30 odd.

      Food for thought tho thanks rob

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    May 2, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    they literally self drill into the metal in seconds, Martyn.
    you could probably go one easier and just unscrew one, then using the same screw, remove the washer and drill the screw back in on the lower section of the cladding. and just move one to the next. i bet you wouldn’t spend more than 30 seconds on moving each screw.

    alternatively, tech screws for metal and a hex head tech-bit is all that’s needed. we use tons of these every month.