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Spandrel Panels

Spandrel Panels

Spandrel panels are frequently being used as an alternative to blockwork separating and gable walls within roofs in all types of residential structures for a number of reasons.

imageJoinery and carpentry contractors can install spandrel panels after the roof trusses rather than the builder depending upon the timely return of brick layers. Consequently no wet trades are required above roof wallplate level. There is also a quicker build time when using large format spandrel panels rather than small components such as blocks. Additionally there is less time spent working at height therefore reducing the risk of falls from height.

At Donaldson’s we produce spandrel panels either in accordance with builder’s specifications or alternatively we produce them in accordance with the TRA guidance which can be found here to ensure satisfactory performance. Alternatively check out our infographics on the six key features required for a compliant spandrel below.


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One Stop Shop

At DTE, we supply more than just trusses and joists. We can provide you with all the associated products you need for your roofing or flooring requirements, including:

  • Kerto LVL
  • Glulam
  • Spandrel panels
  • Roof or floor cassettes
  • Gable ladders
  • Metal connectors and straps
  • Stability bracing
  • Chipboard decking
  • Fascias
  • Barge boards
  • Soffits
  • Sheathing

Recent Projects

Specialised roof packages for housing development

Work Included:Work Included: DTE worked with Barratt Homes on a large housing development in Surrey, providing a specialised full roof package for a block of flats and 110 houses.

Roof system for renovation of listed building

Work Included: The DTE Ilkeston team was required to supply a massive 20,000 roof trusses for 625 forest lodges within a rapid build programme.

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