Boksburg Advertizer reported that South Africa’s leading steel distributor Macsteel, in partnership with Tate&Nicholson, Fortress, Pick n Pay and WBHO has announced that they will attempt to break the Guinness World record for the longest roof span covered by a single metal corrugated sheet. Macsteel’s roofing unit roll-formed the sheets spanning the width of 280 meters, across the widest part of the roof covering the new Pick ‘n Pay flagship distribution centre in Kempton Park. The attempt to break the world record was completed on 25 May & has been sent to the Guinness World Records for verification, and the company received confirmation of the world record on 30 May. Macsteel used their South African roofing product Novotexi 440, roll-formed on site, while using their industry-leading Sky Forming process.Macsteel Roofing’s National Product Specialist Mr David Reid said “The width of the longest sheet to be ever rolled in the world was 200m, while Macsteel’s sheet width is 280m. That is the reason the management team decided to apply to enter the Guinness World Records. It would know next week if it has broken the record. The biggest challenge for the project was that after November last year, the country had unprecedented rain for about three months that challenged us because you can't roll form these sheets when it is raining and you can't install. Another challenge was catching up with the programme that was almost delayed due to the rain. We have caught up though.”The pioneering technology which enabled Macsteel to achieve this feat is their innovative roofing product NOVOTEXI 440, roll-formed on-site, using their industry-leading Sky Forming process. NOVOTEXI 440 was developed by Macsteel to resist high winds on large-scale roofing and to meet the challenges engineers face in providing solutions for extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. Sky Forming is a unique solution, streamlining the roofing of mega-build projects. As the name suggests, it is a ground-breaking process where the roll-forming container producing the NOVOTEXI 440 sheet, is lifted to the roof level to seamlessly apply the product at height and speed. The Sky Forming process, developed to meet the safety requirements of the Department of Labour, enables Macsteel to offer a differentiated service to stakeholders in the construction sector.