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20/12/13

Enterprise software – why it’s great to integrate

Easier engineering is core to the Wolf Systems’ approach. As a business, the company never fails to recognise the importance of providing tools for customers that help to run their businesses effectively. Enterprise software, a fully integrated and modular solution combining Wolf’s renowned design capabilities with complete management software, embodies the brand’s ‘engineering ease’ philosophy.  And the key factor in this case is integration.

 

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01/11/13

Wolf Systems celebrates 25th anniversary

Wolf Systems celebrates 25th anniversary

October saw Wolf Systems UK, part of the family-run Wolf Group founded in Scharnstein, Austria, celebrate its 25th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, the company invited over 40 customers to the Group’s impressive operation in Austria where they gained an insight into the wider activities of the Wolf Systems Group, the specialist in timber engineering construction.

The three-day itinerary included visits to key manufacturing facilities, presentations on the latest developments in Wolf Systems’ market-leading truss, easi-joist, Horizon and Enterprise software along with results and feedback from user group meetings.

The trip also provided the perfect opportunity for Wolf to unveil the first glimpse of its new, next-generation structural design software innovation, Fusion. 

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05/09/13

Wyckham Blackwell offers new timber frame Haus

Wyckham Blackwell offers new timber frame Haus

West Midlands timber engineering specialist, Wyckham Blackwell, has introduced a new high specification range of timber frame kits for its rapidly expanding timber frame business, WB Timber Innovations Ltd.

Taking inspiration from Wolf Systems, which designs and manufactures the complete Wolf Haus product in Germany and Austria, Wyckham Blackwell recognises the opportunity to meet the needs of a specialised market.

 

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25/06/13

Wolf trusses chosen for new East Yorkshire Village Hall

Wolf trusses chosen for new East Yorkshire Village Hall

Hull-based manufacturer, Turner Timber Frame, has provided Wolf Systems roof trusses for the construction of the new £500,000 village hall in Paull, East Yorkshire.

The new lottery-funded building, designed by local architect, David Cross, replaces an old 1930s prefabricated building that had long ceased to provide suitable facilities for the community.

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14/05/13

Rocky Mount – luxurious self-build construction

Rocky Mount – luxurious self-build construction

Rocky Mount is a high-quality self-build located in the remote fishing village of Port Logan, on the Rhins of Galloway, Scotland. All of the joists and trusses for the house were manufactured and supplied by Wolf Systems licensee, E&H Baxendale of Chorley, Lancashire.
Designed by architect, Iain MacFadzean of Ardwell, Stranraer, the house features five bedrooms and is of rendered aircrete-block-construction with 50mm of cavity insulation and 50mm of internal insulation to deliver high levels of thermal efficiency.

The roof is supported by a combination of attic trusses and raised tie trusses with dormer windows to create habitable roof space. The suspended floors are all supported with Wolf Systems’ easi-joist metal-web joists.

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08/03/13

Wyckham Blackwell scans the horizon

Wyckham Blackwell scans the horizon

West Midlands-based timber frame manufacturer, Wyckham Blackwell, is the latest company to adopt Wolf Systems’ advanced timber frame detailing software, Horizon.

Horizon is the UK’s first timber frame application built on Autodesk’s leading BIM technology, Revit. Using Horizon’s proprietary 3D building objects, timber frame designers can realise the advantage of working in a true BIM environment.

BIM – or Building Information Modelling – allows complete integration of the building design process by creating a single model upon which all detailed designs are superimposed. In this way, incompatibilities and potential clashes between building elements can be automatically detected at the earliest opportunity.

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07/02/13

Double production at New World Timber

Double production at New World Timber

Wolf Systems’ customer, New World Timber Frame, has installed a second Wolf truss manufacturing line at its Saffron Walden factory.

The new £30,000 line joins an existing truss table installed in 2011 when New World first ventured into truss manufacture.

“Moving into trusses was a natural progression for us” explains New World Timber Frame’s business development manager, Jason Aldous.

“It is complementary technology and it allows us to make the whole system under one roof” adds Jason. “It also gives us a second string to our bow because we can sell trusses to the masonry market as well”.

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16/01/13

Modern floor construction made easi for housebuilders

Modern floor construction made easi for housebuilders

Downward pressure on house prices, combined with ever-stricter regulatory requirements, is encouraging housebuilders to embrace value engineered and factory pre-fabricated building systems such as the easi-joist timber and metal composite floor joists offered by Wolf Systems.

 

Tried and tested, Wolf’s easi-joists were at the forefront of product developments which facilitated the move towards adopting modern methods of construction, offering both economic and performance benefits compared to traditional timber joists; and even finding applications for the constructions of roofs, walls and floor cassette systems.

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11/01/13

Metal-web joists point the way to efficient building solutions

Metal-web joists point the way to efficient building solutions

More and more designers and specifiers are choosing metal-web joists as pressure mounts to reduce costs while improving energy efficiency and performance.

According to Karl Foster, sales and marketing director of Wolf Systems, the originators of the successful easi-joist system, metal-webs are continuing to take market share from timber I-joists and traditional sawn timber despite tough trading conditions.

“Metal-webs continue to win market share over the competition by simply being a better product” says Karl. “Once converted to metal-web, many contractors and builders won’t go back to using products that don’t have the advantages of metal web” he adds.

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