Versatile® is a premium roofing profile with the appearance of tiles but the strength and lightweight advantages of steel. It is available in a range of colours and in various thicknesses. Local manufacture ensures that Versatile® is available in even the smallest quantities and may be supplied in bespoke lengths. All this highlights Versatile® as a lightweight, durable and beautiful product that is ideal for the most discerning user.


The roof shall be Safintra Versatile® profile in 0.4mm Zincal® or Colorplus® material. The profile shall be roll-formed with 4 large corrugations at 185mm centres giving an effective cover width of 740mm and a step every 300mm to a depth of 26mm. The rib height shall be 25.5mm.

Versatile® does not get cranked in South Africa


Versatile® is a handed sheet with a capillary break on one side and should be installed accordingly.

Material and coating thickness can vary regionally. Consult your local Safintra branch for availability.


Purlin spacings are dependent on both downward loading and negative suction loading caused by wind. An engineer should be consulted to calculate your load (kN/m2) for your particular application.


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The ridges have matching notches on either side. During installation, ensure that the Versatile® sheets are lined up to fit the notches on both sides of the roof. If laying sheets from left to right on the one face, the sheets on the opposite face should be laid starting from the same side.

When using Versatile® sheeting, the recommended minimum roof pitch is 10°. Versatile® sheeting can be ordered in any length, subject to transport limitations, up to 13.2 meters. Longer lengths require special transport arrangements.

Dimensional tolerances

A length variation range of +10mm or -0mm, and a width tolerance of ±4.0mm is permissible. This applies to straight sheet lengths only.

Roll Top Ridges

Versatile® is sold as a complete system, with its own distinctive roll top ridges which are designed to complement the profile. The roll top ridge may also be notched to allow it to seat in the profile as a closure.


Versatile® is pierce fixed to steel or timber supports. This means that fasteners pass through the sheeting. To maximise water tightness, always place the roof fastener through the crest of the sheeting. Always drive the fastener perpendicular to the sheeting and in the center of the crest. A standard lap is 1 flute. It is generally considered good practice to use fasteners alongside laps. Its further recommended that every rib is fixed at the eaves, ridges and the apex of the roof. FixtiteTM Fastener section for fixing guidelines.

Versatile® is a handed sheet with a capillary break on one side and should be installed accordingly.

During installation, clean the roof daily by removing all swarf, pop rivets and unused fasteners or any other debris.

Safintra recommends the use of Fixtite™ or Safintra approved Class 4 fasteners

Note that when using Aluminium material on galvanized steel purlins, the use of an isolation tape or similar to prevent the bridging of the two dissimilar materials is recommended. Should the two metals have direct contact it will ultimately result in the manifestation of bimetallic corrosion, and the service life of the aluminium will be compromised.

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