Exel Composites has developed an innovative 3D roof structure application together with the Australia-based PT Architectural Technology Pty. Ltd. The concept consists of composite tubes with various diameters.
Besides flexibility and versatility in design, composite purlins are light in weight which means reduced construction time and cost with easier installation. They offer outstanding fatigue and durability properties. Composites’ weather performance is excellent with regard to e.g. UV-damage, moisture, and temperature extremes.
Unlike conventional materials like steel or aluminum, composite tubes have a bending radius of up to 6 meters enabling design freedom. Rounded wave-like shapes can be seen in a project realized with PT Architectural Technology P/L in Byron Bay, Australia, which is home of a new 5-stars beachfront resort.
The 3D roof structure concept offers many advantages for e.g. sporting facilities like swimming pools, beach front pavilions and pergola structures.