This certificate has been suspended by MBIE under section 271 of the Building Act 2004 as at 11 May 2020.
The Force 10 Building System for Residential Housing consists of interlocking steel sections (floor, wall and roof). The Force 10 Floor uses galvanized steel barriers and punched holes for ease of on-site assembly. The steel floor joists nest securely inside the structural bearers and are fastened together. The floor sections come in multiple module lengths. When all bearers and joists have been screwed together the flooring sheet is fixed to the frame.
The Force 10 Wall Panel System is a Structural insulated Panel (SIP) and it consists of two steel components (stud and nog) that tab-lock together to form a rectangular steel frame. Cellulose fibre cement sheets of 6mm thickness are bonded to the frame. Panel widths are based on a modular width of 1000mm and heights of 2435, 2700 and 3000mm are available in a panel thickness of 76mm. Panel weights are 58, 64 and 71kg, respectively.
The Force 10 Roof trusses and purlins are cold-formed steel site manufactured from 1.2mm 500 MPa coated coil steel. Roof widths are based on 1000mm modules up to 14 metres. The roofing system consists of lightweight steel sections. All sections nest together to allow mechanical fixing. Trusses fold flat for ease of transport. Purlins are fixed by screws on top of the trusses and allow for the use of a variety of conventional roof sheeting.