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.

David Turner, the Project Architect at Ward McHugh, comments: “While we would probably always have gone for timber trussed rafters for the kennels and other animal units, the length required to span the administration building was making us lean towards a steel roof structure. When we learned that Wolf’s manufacturer, Harlow Timber Systems, could match the size far more economically, we were pleased to make the decision to specify timber trusses.”

Adding visual interest to the development’s roofscape, the administration building differs from the other structures in being clad with an aluminium standing seam system. The remainder of the buildings are clad in artificial slate, some of which incorporate feature rooflights. Despite the complexity of the roof trusses, all of them were able to be manufactured employing standard components from the Wolf range.

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Email: sales@wolfsystem.co.uk.
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Wolf Systems Ltd
Shilton Ind Est, Shilton,
Coventry CV7 9QL