The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) has released a new guidance document for snow loading as forecasts predict the UK will soon be covered in snow.
Guidance for snow loading on cladding distinguishes between types of snow load, the factors affecting snow loading and snow loading calculations. By following the recommended calculation procedures and specifying the cladding and supporting structure accordingly, MCRMA says building designers can ensure that the roofs of their buildings do not collapse due to snow loading even in the harshest of winters.
MCRMA member companies can advise on the suitability and performance of materials, systems and assemblies. In addition, snow loading and roofing / cladding design advice can be obtained from any of the independent roofing and cladding inspectors featured on the MCRMA website.
To download the Guidance for snow loading on cladding, click here