Lincframe switches to Wolf Systems
Wolf Systems, specialist in software solutions for timber engineering manufacturers, has recently won a new customer, Lincframe Roof Trusses. Lincframe has over 20 years experience in designing and manufacturing timber roof trusses for the housing sector.
Andrew Holmes, MD of Lincframe comments, “Changing supplier of software, engineering and steel fixings in our industry is a massive step and involves many hours of research, demonstrations and meetings, not to mention re-training.”
Something to celebrate!
Wolf Systems celebrated its 21st anniversary with a customer dinner at The Belfry Hotel, West Midlands in November. Over ninety people attended the dinner including new customers Andrew Holmes and Kerry Jenkinson from Lincframe Roof Trusses Ltd and George Watson and Brian Welsh from Kingdom Timber Engineering Ltd. Over the past year, Wolf Systems has benefited from its easi-joist® product continuing to go from strength to strength with increased demand from all sectors of the construction industry despite the difficult economic climate.
easi-joist studs solve wide wall problems!
Both specifiers and building contractors are making increasing use of easi-joist, the engineered metal web timber joists offered by Wolf Systems’ manufacturers, for a wide variety of applications throughout the building structure.
Originally developed to facilitate the installation of services through the floor zone, Wolf Systems’ easi-joist can now to be found in place of solid timber studs in the walls of timber frame systems. In a recent scheme, Wolf Systems licensed manufacturer, Fforest Timber Engineering of Swansea used the easi-joist studs for a dormitory building at Moor Park Lane School in Ludlow.
Wolf Systems looks to the future
Wolf Systems, within the Timber Works area, Ecobuild, Earls Court,
London, 2 - 4 March 2010.
Wolf Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s Ecobuild and a range of the company’s technology will be on show including easi-joist®; a product which has seen increased demand from all sectors of the construction industry despite the difficult economic climate.
easi-joists complete the picture for timber frame company
An established manufacturer of timber frames and roof trusses has expanded its business by adding Wolf Systems’ easi-joist flooring system to its portfolio of products; enhancing its offering to customers and increasing its profitability.
Merronbrook Ltd was established in the mid-1980s to serve all the sectors across the south-east of England and has grown organically since then. easi-joist engineered timber floor beams were introduced into the portfolio at the end of 2008.
Easi at any angle!
Both specifiers and building contractors are making increasing use of the engineered timber joists offered by Wolf Systems’ manufacturers for a wide variety of applications throughout the building structure.
Originally developed to facilitate the installation of services through the floor zone, Wolf Systems’ easi-joist is now to be found employed in place of solid timber studs in the walls to timber frame systems; as well as for both flat and pitched roofing construction.
Wolf helps build new RSPCA Animal Centre
One of Wolf System’s customers has been involved in supplying a complex package of trussed rafters for the construction of the new RSPCA Animal Centre in the Sheffield area.
Harlow Timber Systems utilised the Wolf design software and components to fabricate a wide variety of trusses spanning from five metres up to 13 metres. Involved on the construction of the main administration building, kennels, cattery, isolation unit and other facilities, Harlow Timber Systems worked closely with the main contractor, Clegg Special Projects and the project architect, Ward McHugh Associates.
Wolf Systems pivotal to apartment development success
The construction of a luxury residential development on the Welsh coast, built by specialist timber frame manufacturer, Firwood Homes, has featured the use of engineered timber beams from the portfolio of Wolf Systems: facilitating the rapid erection of the timber frame and the provision of long clear spans to create open living space.
108-110 Charles Street in Milford Haven has been built by R&S Developments Ltd, and contains a trio of single bedroom studios as well as half a dozen two bedroom apartments and two penthouses.
Flexibility the economic driver for easi-joist offering
Wolf Systems’ customers partners are discovering that the timber engineering innovator’s metal webbed joist offering is helping many of them ride out the recession and actually win new customers; thanks mainly to the flexibility of the product.
Wolf’s easi-joist system initially built its reputation for speed, accuracy and reliability through being specified for floor construction within new build residential properties. However, development of the system by Wolf – coupled with growing demand from construction consultants and contractors for well designed off-site solutions – has seen the engineered timber beams utilised for floors, roofs, walls and even whole-frame solutions.
easi-joist attic trusses speed service installation
Logistical problems regarding the routing of electrical and plumbing connections through the first floor zone have been solved for a house builder in East Anglia thanks to the help of his local Wolf Systems’ manufacturer.
Holden Timber Engineering Limited, based near Ipswich, had supplied Andrew Goodwin Homes with both trussed rafters, along with various sizes of easi-joist engineered timber floor beams, over a number of years. So, when the client expressed a desire to use attic trusses containing an easi-joist as the bottom chord to the assembly, Holden immediately made contact with Wolf’s technical advisory service to seek guidance on design.
Wolf Systems’ integrated management software goes live!
Wolf Systems has launched the full customer release version of its software, WMS (Wolf Management System).
The software is now being installed across Wolf System’s customer sites following several months of pilot operation at four separate user locations.
WMS is a fully integrated system that brings together all the key functionality required by a modern timber engineering business. The system is used for both design and management; creating databases for quotations and orders, planning of production, deliveries and allocating resources, business reporting, analysis and cost monitoring. It is believed this is the first system of its kind in which all of these functions can exist within one application.