New factory opens for smartroof

Rising demand for Wolf Systems’ revolutionary smartroof roof construction system has enabled manufacturer, Harlow Timber Engineering, to start production at a new purpose-built factory in Kettering, Northants.

Harlow Timber Systems, which is headquartered in Bardon, Leicestershire, built the new factory in 2008 in order to serve housebuilders working in the northern home counties region. The Kettering plant was originally intended to produce Harlow’s core product: trussed rafters.

Unfortunately, the downturn in housebuilding in recent years forced Harlow’s to dramatically rethink its plans for the new factory. “With such a steep decline in housebuilding; we were forced to simply lock the doors of the new Kettering factory, until demand returned to a more reasonable level” said David Stockill, Managing Director of Harlow Timber Systems.

When business levels improved and demand increased, David noticed that panel roofing systems were often being specified in place of more traditional roofing methods. So Harlow Timber Systems took the initiative in becoming a smartroof manufacturer and licensee. “smartroof really works for us” says David. “It’s a revolutionary roof panel system that’s been developed by our existing supplier, Wolf Systems. Our designers can use the same software package to design a traditional trussed roof, or a smartroof depending upon what the customer wants!

“Initially we were manufacturing smartroof at our Bardon plant alongside our core products, trussed rafters. Now that demand for smartroof has increased to such an extent we’ve been able to open the Kettering factory to exclusively produce smartroof for our customers.”

Smartroof is a complete eco-friendly structural timber insulated panel system which not only creates instant room space but also more of it. The panels, each up to 6m in length, are self-supporting and even do away with the need for masonry gable ends.

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Wolf Systems Ltd
Shilton Ind Est, Shilton,
Coventry CV7 9QL