Permaglas - Industrial Fibreglass Roofing & Skylights

Overview

Permaglas industrial fibreglass sheeting has set the standard for industrial skylights in New Zealand for many years, providing high levels of light transmission, excellent spanning, and low thermal expansion. The highest-quality materials available and the very latest resin technology are used in the manufacturing process, making it a durable and cost-effective skylighting option. Permaglas industrial sheeting filters out 99% of harmful UV rays, giving excellent protection from the elements while still letting sunlight through. More recently, Ampelite has developed Wonderglas S-996, which has all the physical properties of standard Permaglas Industrial Fibreglass sheets, as well as ultimate durability from the use of Ampelite’s unique Gel Coat Technology. For more information on Wonderglas S-996 and Ampelite’s Gel Coat Technology, click here.

Permaglas industrial fibreglass sheeting is manufactured to suit most commercial roofing profiles used in New Zealand and in strict accordance with the New Zealand standard AS/NZS 4256, Parts 1 & 3: 1994.6. Permaglas comes in two different levels of performance depending on your budget and application. Please use the information in the table below to choose the Permaglas most suitable for your application.

PERMAGLAS STD PERMAGLAS XL
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Tough polyester surface film that prevents reinforcing fibres becoming exposed to the surface; a maximum transmission loss of 30% light over five years.

UV-stabilized surface film with improved light transmission over a longer period of time; high resistance to yellowing, discoloration, and surface erosion.

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS

Carport, sheds, garages, and farm buildings.

Light industrial buildings, workshops, and warehouses.

LIGHT TRANSMISSION WARRANTY

5 Years

10 Years

WATER TRANSMISSION WARRANTY

15 Years

20 Years

Ampelite maintains that the light transmission warranty is the only warranty to compare, because the intended effect of a skylight is no longer achieved once light transmission drops below 30% from the original level.

Available Colours; Light and Heat Transmission

Permaglas is available in Clear, Opal and Grey. For information on other colours, please contact your local Ampelite office.

LIGHT & HEAT TRANSMISSION 1.1 mm

Colour

Light %

Heat %

Clear

80

78

Grey

33

58

Opal

60

58

For light and heat transmission of Series 2400, 3050, 3660, 4270, 4880, please contact your local Ampelite office.

Available Profiles & Spanning Capacity

All current profiles such as Corrugated, 5 rib, LT7, BB900, etc. plus most superseded profiles are available. Please  download our list of popular profiles.

PROFILES &  SPANNING CAPACITY

SPANNING

1.5KPA

DRAPE CURVE RADIUS

Gauge

1.1mm/1800

1.4mm/2400

1.7mm/3050

2.2mm/3660

1.1mm/1800

1.4mm/2400

Corrugated

1000

1200

1300

1400

4 Mtr

5 Mtr

SixRib

1000

1200

1300

1400

5 Mtr

6 Mtr

5 Rib

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

Trimline

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

MC700,MC750,
MC770

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

Metric, Windek,
MC1000

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

Ribline 960

1200

1500

1700

1900

12 Mtr

14 Mtr

Steelspan,
Topspan

1600

1800

2100

2400

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

Multispan,MC930,
Maxispan

1600

1800

2000

2300

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

LT7,ST7,Silbery

1400

1700

1900

2200

12 Mtr

14 Mtr

BB900,ST900,
Multirib

1400

1700

1900

2200

12 Mtr

14 Mtr

DD300 , DD400

1200

1400

1700

2000

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

Kliplok 406

1200

1500

1700

1900

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

Supersix

1600

1800

2100

2400

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

For information regarding recommended spans in high wind and cyclonic regions, please contact your local Ampelite office.

Permaglas Industrial Fiberglass Sheeting has set the standard for Industrial skylights in New Zealand for many years

Permaglas Industrial Fiberglass Sheeting has set the standard for Industrial skylights in New Zealand for many years

Permaglas Industrial Fiberglass Sheeting has set the standard for Industrial skylights in New Zealand for many years

Accessories

Ampelite have a large range of accessories available to help make the installation of Permaglas fast and professional. These accessories include a range of self-drilling screws that oversize the fastener holes as they pass through the sheet, self-adhesive tapes, and profiled form filler strips for protection from vermin. 

Please download our our Accessories and Fixings pdf


Fibreglass Teks. Fixing fiberglass sheeting to steel purlins

Correct Installation is Important

Ampelite sheeting shall be installed in accordance with Ampelite fixing instructions and with AS/NZS 1562.3:1996, Design and installation of sheet roof and wall cladding, Part 3: Plastic, the requirements of the NZ building code and the NZ Metal Roofing Manufacturers’ Association Code of Practice. For full installation details, please download a copy of our installation guide.

Please note these additional important requirements

  • Ampelite translucent sheeting matching positive fixed profiles shall be installed using the fastening length applicable to the main cladding, together with a metal profile washer and EDPM seal. This combination creates a secure and weather-tight finish. The fixing screws should not be over-tightened to the extent that the sheet buckles, allowing water penetration at the seal or sheet overlap.
  • Fixing should be made at every crest at both ends of the sheet and at every second crest at intermediate purlins.
  • Where Ampelite fibreglass sheeting is in contact with safety mesh, an Ampelite purlin protection strip must be installed over the safety mesh to avoid fracturing of the underside of the sheet.
  • Where end-lapping of the sheet is required, a minimum of 300 mm overlap is essential. Ampelite recommends the use of 25 mm Lap Seal Tape at the top and bottom edges of the purlin. This ensures the strips are concealed. For Decking profiles, two continuous beads of a clear non-hardening sealer (i.e. silicone), must be applied across the full width of the decking within the overlap.
  • IMPORTANT: Ampelite sheeting should be installed by pre-drilling oversize holes to allow for expansion and contraction. The basic calculation is 0.75 mm per lin. /m, plus shank diameter of screw. Do not over-tighten screws. EXAMPLE: 10 m sheet - 10 (m) x 0.75 (mm) + 4 mm (fastener) = 11.5 mm pre-drilled hole.
  • CLIP-FIXED DECKING: Ampelite sheeting matching clip-fixed deck profiles shall be installed in conjunction with the main cladding and should be side lapped with overlaps on both sides (Ampelite sheets have two female laps). Fixing of sheets should be carried out in the same manner and practice as those stated for positive fixed profile roofing.
  • WALL CLADDING: Pan fixing is required at each girt, and the use of Ampelite grey dome 22 mm weather seals ensures a weather-tight seal. Over-tightening or flattening the weather seal must be avoided. Fixing shall occur in every pan at both ends of the sheeting, and at every other pan at intermediate girts.
  • CYCLONE ZONE INSTALLATION: Installation in cyclone-prone areas follows the recommendations and code for normal fixing, but further specific requirements must be met. Please contact your local Ampelite office for the latest information.

Handling, Storage, & Disposal 

Permaglas industrial fibreglass sheeting is a non-trafficable roofing material. It should always be stored in a dry and fire-safe area and handled with care to avoid damage to the surface coating. Warranties will not apply to sheeting that has been damaged in handling or has mechanical damage as a result of foot traffic.
Fibreglass sheeting is not recyclable and should be disposed of in a landfill. Do not incinerate fibreglass off-cuts as burning produces acrid smoke and noxious, toxic fumes.

Safety Data

There are no ill-effects from handling Ampelite fibreglass sheets as a finished product. Some exposure to air-borne particles occurs on drilling, cutting, and trimming of the material. Although there are no known cases of harmful effects, even after long-term exposure, it is recommended to take certain precautionary steps.
Eye Contact: Can cause irritation. Appropriate eye protection should be worn. If irritation occurs due to exposure to dust particles, wash eyes with running water using an eye bath or wash bottle. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: Can cause irritation. Shower thoroughly using soap and a cloth or sponge. 
Inhalation: Dust masks are recommended, although particles are not respirable. 
Ingestion: Non-toxic. Extensive studies have revealed no serious effects.


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