easi at any angle! Wolf Systems, stand TW05, Ecobuild, Excel, London, 1 - 3 March 2011
Wolf Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s Ecobuild featuring the company’s easi-joist metal-web product. 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.
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.
smartroof signs up its latest manufacturer
Kingdom Timber Engineering of Kirkcaldy, Fife, is the latest manufacturer to offer the revolutionary smartroof insulated panel roof system.
Launched in 2004 after four years of extensive research and development, smartroof is a factory-insulated interlocking system which is fast becoming the preferred choice for “Room in the Roof” house designs.
Wolf easi-joist accommodate service needs for animal care facility
The construction of a large and very well equipped veterinary practice building in the Stoke-on-Trent area is featuring the use of metal web joists from one of Wolf Systems’ fabricator partners, Nationwide Engineered Timber. The joists were chosen not only for their strength and speed of erection, but also their ability to accommodate large volumes of services.
The Lime Trees Veterinary Clinic is being built at Lysander Road, Meir Park, by Mark Taylor of Groundworks Limited, Withington Farm, Leigh, a general contractor as well as drainage and foundation specialist. The easi-joists, mainly in 5.4 metre lengths, are being supplied from the Derbyshire branch of Nationwide Engineered Timber, for the contractor to install.
50% strength gain from new Wolf Splice Plate
A cleverly designed and patented edge detail to Wolf’s new Field Splice Plate not only generates a 50% increase in strength over conventional nailplates meaning that the company’s manufacturers will save on material costs, but it will also enable customers to design and manufacture truss configurations not previously achievable, helping to increase their share of the room in the roof market.
Designated FSPX, the new splice plate, has a rolled and folded edge that doubles the effective thickness of the steel pressing from 1.25 to 2.5mm: dramatically increasing the plate’s rigidity and resistance to bending forces, positioning the bulk of the metal where the loads are concentrated most.
Dover Trussed Roof Company sees savings with Wolf Systems’ WMS
Despite having to postpone its changeover to using Wolf Systems’ WMS software package, because its Kent premises were cut off by the big freeze back in January, Wolf’s longest established customer has reported major improvements in efficiency after working with the system for the last six months.
The Dover Trussed Roof Company was Wolf Systems’ first customer in the late ‘80’s; the company supplied trussed timber roofs to clients across the south-east of England. The manufacturer is one of the “early adopters” of the Wolf Management System (WMS) and has received full support from Wolf in implementing the changes.
Wolf ticks all the boxes for East Yorkshire manufacturer
Turner Timber Frames (TTF) has turned to a new supplier of engineered timber systems, in order to improve efficiency, productivity and cost-effectiveness in its work for clients across the building industry.
Wolf Systems is now supplying TTF with a range of products, including its roof trusses and easi-joist engineered timber systems, which are being manufactured in TTF’s new factory in Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire.
Smartroof working safely at height
Reduced risk for construction workers is proving to be an important subsidiary benefit of specifying the smartroof system of prefabricated, pre-insulated roofing panels, produced in collaboration between timber engineering specialist, Wolf Systems and Wyckham Blackwell, a manufacturer of trussed rafters and other timber elements.
While volume housebuilders and the social housing sector have bought into the practical cost savings and enhanced living space offered by the room-in-the-roof system, it has also made working at height even safer.
Wolf Systems responds to expanding business
Wolf Systems has responded to increased business levels by taking on five new employees. The new staff are based in the company’s sales, customer service, software and development departments. These appointments come as a direct response to increased business, where Wolf Systems has taken on new customers and developed new products.
The new employees will be working with both new and existing customers to ensure standards of service and support are maintained.
Wolf is the first in the UK with fully-integrated automated robot packing cell
Wolf Systems is always keen to maintain market advantage by investing and keeping pace with today’s modern manufacturing technology. To this end, Wolf Systems has spent in excess of £130K on a specialised, fully-integrated automated robot packing cell; the first in the UK for packing metal-web products. “Wall-E” (as it’s been nicknamed by Wolf employees) has been developed in conjunction with a local automation company. It runs continuously even when the operator exchanges a fully-packed pallet for an empty one.
Wolf customer streamlines its management systems using WMS
One of Wolf’s largest customers has made significant improvements to its design and production management practices following a decision to switch to employing the new Wolf Management System (WMS).
Midlands-based Harlow Timber Systems has been a Wolf Systems manufacturer since the 1980s. Serving a variety of sectors, it was seeking to make its operations more efficient and therefore embraced the technological advancement that WMS represents.