The console is designed to sit over the trapezoidal crown and can fix either into the roofing sheet itself or provide additional fixings into the substructure. It doesn’t matter whether the substructure is steel, timber or concrete, we’ll supply the correct type and size of fixing screws for your project.
We use EPDM to cushion the console against the roof, which creates a separation layer between the different materials and avoids any chemical reactions from occurring.
With its 650kPa tensile strength and its high performance in resisting UV, we use EPDM for a secondary purpose to provide a weatherproof seal around the fixings.
For instances where the console can fix into the roofing sheet, we use stainless steel, self drilling screws. Each one achieves 1.1kN minimum uplift resistance from 0.5mm thickness of steel and because the console can accommodate up to 6 screws, this means that fewer consoles are needed within your project compared to similar products on the market.
Not all trapezoidal profiles have the same shape and size, therefore, we have several different consoles available so we can be sure to find the best solution for your project.
Quite often the solar panels need to be angled steeper than the existing roof can allow, whether this is for a better yield generation or to meet with planning requirements. Since we manufacture all the elevation frames in the UK, we can tailor them to any height or angle specification that you require.
Each type of mounting rail that we offer has a different spanning capability according to its size and profile. We use this information in conjunction with other calculations to specify the most suitable mounting rail from our collection. We can even use a cross railing system, whereby there’s a primary base layer of rail with a secondary module rail applied over the top at right angles to each other.
Not only does this help to strengthen the whole system but it also reduces the number of consoles needed, saving you on material and installation time.
Sunfixings Clamp XL fully assembled, Silver Mill Finish and Black Anodised are suitable for 32mm, 35mm, 40mm PV Module Thickness. For PV Module thickness beyond this range, Sunfixings offer alternative and complete Middle and End Clamp Mounting Solutions.