When it comes to roof systems and large structures, safety is paramount. The structural requirements of a stage roof or other fixed roofing construct are huge, as the stresses and strains just to support its own weight can cause disaster in use if all the necessary factors are not taken into consideration.
As with any structure, once crossbeams and height are involved the stress points and forces caused by loading weight take effect on the uprights and fixing points. The centre of gravity of the structure becomes high, which then puts pressure on the corner pieces and the footings. Flex, torsion and deflection come into play and you can quickly end up with a large build that moves around like jelly, which is obviously neither desirable or safe.
As with any open roofed construction, the ability to deal with the forces of nature are also a major part of the design considerations. Rain is heavy when it gathers, and wind can quickly bring down the most majestic of structures if it’s not up to the task of coping with those forces acting on it.
A professional roof system is designed as a whole structure rather than just being standard truss pieces bolted together. Its structure and fixings will be designed to channel the natural stresses involved whilst retaining rigidity and minimal flex. The use of correct bracing and uprights will allow the main crossbeams to be loaded with the additional weight of lighting and flown speaker systems without causing bowing or instability to the structure, whilst also supporting the weight of the heavy vinyl roofing material, side panels and back panel if fitted.
Stage Concepts offer the fantastic pre-packaged large scale roof systems of Milos, who have been supplying festivals and events with their stage roof systems for decades, using proven designs and giving the confidence in use that comes with such high level products. The Milos catalogue is vast, and covers many different styles and shapes of structure in an equally large range of sizes, though they are generally on the ‘extra extra large’ side of things, so we will guide you with any roof requirements you have in order to ensure you purchase a system of the correct proportions.
For medium sized needs we offer the equally suitable and fantastic value Alustage Stage Roof packages, sourced from and built in the EU to exacting standards from identical grade quad truss as the Milos brand. The Alustage systems come supplied complete with everything included to get you up and running with the minimal of fuss. They also have a large range of shapes, sizes and designs available in order to cater for any type of event or performance specification, and we are thrilled to be the Alustage main UK agent.
For smaller roof requirements, or custom designs, Stage Concepts offer our own range of bespoke structures and roof systems from our UK based manufacturing facility. These systems are designed and built to order using the finest aluminium trussing and fixtures available. We are extremely proud of these systems as they offer all the strength and safety features of the larger packaged systems but at a price point that makes them accessible for smaller rental companies and private buyers.
The use of custom fabrication also gives you the flexibility to personalise your required design to suit your exact needs. Frames can be powdercoated, brackets and supports can be permanently welded to the structure, materials for the roof can be supplied in a variety of colours or have custom order printing of logos and branding applied, and entire packages can be put together for a single purchase, so stage decks, safety rails, truss winches, professional audio systems and stage or effects lighting supplied from our range giving you a complete tailored events system.
Purchasing a Stage Roof System is a significant financial outlay, and a serious decision for any company or events organiser. SC Projects can help you make the correct and important choices on specification, design, and the right system that will provide you with years of trouble free service for your own events or as a steady income source through hiring.
From the V&A museum and Saatchi Gallery, to Warner Brothers Studios and Crystal Palace FC, our truss systems and bespoke designed truss constructions have found homes in a wide selection of both public and private events and for a variety of tasks.
We have also supplied trussing and stage deck systems to the Next and TopShop group, Harley Davidson, Jump Giants Trampoline Park, alongside the many private individuals and trade customers that have purchased everything from a singular stage deck right up to a large festival stage roof system.
Large circular truss lighting rigs and stage platform systems for film sets, structural truss arches and walkways for exhibitions and shopping centre events, vehicle plinths and truss for showroom displays, truss based obstacle courses, and the supply of full professional sound and lighting packages means Stage Concepts can fulfill your project requirements no matter how large or small they may be.