Offering the lowest cost per watt of any mounting system in our range this system delivers exactly what is required by installers and developers building larger systems on commercial metal roofspaces; namely strength, quick installation times, low cost and the ability to mount directly to almost any trapezoidal sheet metal roof (base rails mount directly to the metal sheet).
The MetalFix solar panel mounting system is perfect for mounting framed solar PV panels in either portrait or landscape onto commercial trapezoidal metal roofspaces with pitches up to 20°, the kind of profiled sheet metal roofs that are typically found on warehouses, commercial buildings and barns.
Side mounted fastening clips & base rail (for bead over 20mm)
Top mounted fastening clips & base rail (for bead under 20mm)
MetalFix solar PV mounting systems are supplied to:
The MetalFix Solar PV Panel Mounting System is only suitable for:
Please contact us with your e-mail address and MCS number if you would like to be sent a MetalFix Installers component & kit pricelist.
As standard the MetalFix can be used on any aluminium or steel trapezoidal sheet metal roofing with a sheet thickness of 0.63mm or more (less subject to verification).
Before ordering, as part of the system design and quotation process we will provide initial verification to confirm that configurations comply with Eurocode 1: Actions on structures.
MetalFix systems are specified based on the exact dimensions of the sheet metal roofing and the local conditions on-site. We are unable to provide accurate quotations or components lists until the following information has been supplied and verified.
You can provide us with this information using the form at the end of this page or over the phone, we try and turn around roof construction reports and quotations within 48 hours.
Where Permitted Development Rights apply there is no specific requirement to obtain planning permission. Permitted Development Rights were applied to solar PV systems installed onto commercial, industrial and agricultural roofspaces in England on the 6th April 2012.
Our understanding of the new legislation is that installing a MetalFix system will now in most cases come under Permitted Development if the installation is as below:
Permitted Development Rights come with conditions that may exclude installations for other reasons.
The related official documents and conditions can be downloaded here: Further reading and documents
Base rail, Quickstone & end clamp
MetalFix : System Installation
Fast and simple system installation is possible thanks to the hook design of the trapezoidal fastening clips. Clips are simply hooked onto the rails and fixed to either (1) the sides (beads over 20mm high) or (2) the top of the bead (beads under 20mm high) of the metal roofing sheets.
EPDM strips are used to protect the roofing material, installed between the base rails and the roof.
End clamps are installed at the start and end of each row to secure the panels, inter-module clamps secure panels at the centre of the array. Both inter-module and end clamps are slid into the profiled channels of the aluminium base rails using a profiled nut called a quickstone (supplied with the clamps).
Rails and panels can be bonded using a Weeb clip that is installed underneath and secured by inter-module clamps.
All components are recyclable and are made from either aluminium and steel.
Please see: MetalFix Components
MetalFix components and kits are available off the shelf with components for each order being packaged together and delivered to site anywhere on the UK mainland within 5-6 working days.
Delivery charges are determined by delivery weights and distances.
We supply MetalFix mounting systems to European distributors, installers and PV system integrators. Please contact us to discuss details or to request a MetalFix components export pricelist (in Euros).
MetalFix : Guarantee
The MetalFix: mounting system is provided with a 10 year manufacturers guarantee.
To generate a components list and quotation please fill in your project details and system preferences in the form below. A copy will then be forwarded to us and allocated to a designer to prepare. We will then come back to you with a list of components with prices and detailed PV array measurements.
To fill out this form you will need:
If you are an MCS installer please also let us know your MCS number.
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