What Is A Portal Frame?

A portal frame is the most common frame used for the structural framing of steel sheds. Here at SmartaBuild all of our buildings are portal framed.

The kinds of buildings that use a portal frame are mostly garages, barns, warehouses, indoor riding arenas and any other kind of steel structured building that requires a large open space at a low cost and the right pitch of roof.

Portal frames are able to be clad in a wide variety of materials. The most popular material to clad this type of frame is in metal Colourbond or Zincalume. The roof and wall claddings are fixed to Batten or Girts which are then placed between the portal frames.