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The Benefits of Metal Web Joist Systems

What are Metal Web Joists? Metal web or Posi joists are a combination of timber chords and pressed metal webs that connect together to form something called an ‘open-web’ joist.   When should you use open web joists? When spans are greater than 5m, open web joists (aka Posi or metal web joists) suddenly become […]

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10 Key Benefits of Roof Trusses

  Roof trusses are now the best way to hold up your roof! You’ll most likely find them being used in most new buildings – with up to 80% of all new houses using trusses rather than traditional rafters. This is due to the fact that they offer many advantages, which make them the favourable […]

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Site Cut Roofs vs Prefabricated Rafters & Trusses

  When you begin a new building design, one of the main components to consider is how to construct the roof. When planning, you may think, should you cut the roof on-site or use prefabricated rafters or roof trusses? We’ll help you with this decision.   Is using roof trusses cheaper than a site cut […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Attic Trusses

The Attic Truss aka ‘Room in the Roof Truss’ When you are designing your building, and deciding what kind of roof you’re going to have, there are a lot of options to consider. One of the most attractive options is to maximise the space in your home by choosing to get an attic room. There’s […]

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How Offsite Construction Benefits Housing Developments

  Offsite construction refers to when building components, such as our roof trusses and spandrel panels, are manufactured and assembled away from the construction site. This is deemed a more sustainable way of working. The benefits of using offsite construction are not limited to how they are being built with us, but they extend to […]

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Spandrel Panels: FAQs

  ‘Spandrel panel’ refers to the timber frame panel which is used in place of blockwork in the roof space. There are two different types; a gable wall spandrel panel or a party wall spandrel panel. We have a collection of questions which you might have about them below:    What is the difference between […]

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