self-supporting system

"The Blocotelha self-supporting system is made up of long, metal, whole profiles which can be either flat or arched, and which are supported only at the end of the profile, allowing free spans of up to 30 metres."



The self-supporting system is characterised by the fact that it does not need any traditional trusses to support the roof.
 
This solution was pioneered by Blocotelha on the Portuguese market, and can be used in both metal framed and reinforced concrete buildings.
 
This system is greatly appreciated by architects because it is clean and simple, and can be used to create an aesthetically simple effect. The self-supporting system is unbeatable for speed of assembly, too.

As well as allowing assembly on site in record time, it also has a competitive price/quality ratio compared with other construction systems. 

Two different types of profiles are available - Omega and Trapezoidal - adjusted to the needs of each project.

Omega Profiles

The Omega roof profiles are highly associated with the company itself and were introduced into the Portuguese market by Blocotelha. They were a completely new product, thanks to their unique geometry and their application had, at the time, had never been seen before.
They are particularly suitable for large free span roofs of up to 30 metres, and still have an excellent price-quality ratio.

Trapezoidal Profiles

With a more familiar geometry, usually seen on the façades of low-rise industrial buildings, their use in self-supporting roofs was started in Portugal by the Meneses Group, and it still has exclusivity in the Portuguese and Spanish markets today.
In the self-supporting system, there is no need for traditional intermediate roof trusses. Our self-supporting roofs are long, metal, whole profiles which can be either flat or arched, and which are supported only at the end of the profile.

This solution can be used in metal framed and reinforced concrete buildings.
Simplicity is usually associated with the best ideas. The self-supporting system is no exception. In fact, this solution can be applied in record time, with an unbeatable price/quality ratio compared with other systems.  

by onetofour