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May 2016

Download our Euro 2016 Sweepstake Kit!

Download our Euro 2016 Sweepstake Kit!

What better way to follow the Euro 2016 football than by running a sweepstake in your workplace or amongst friends?!

To help you enjoy the tournament, we've created this kit to help you you do just that. The kit includes team tickets to use in your draw, a chart to record who drew which teams and a wall planner providing fixtures and a way to track results.

Click the button below to download the kit - and good luck!

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April 2016

Case study: Truro Timber Frame Ltd’s fire treated Trefula House

Case study: Truro Timber Frame Ltd’s fire treated Trefula House

Thriving Cornish manufacturer, Truro Timber Frames Ltd supplied a fire treated extension kit with attic trusses to Trefula House Nursing Home in St Day. Once completed, the build will provide eight new residential rooms at ground level, with staff training rooms in the attic space above.

The roof trusses, spanning up to 8m, were CAD engineered with Alpine software and pressed with Gang-Nail plates supplied by ITW Construction Products...

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April 2016

ITW’s SpaceJoist Category C fire solution

ITW’s SpaceJoist Category C fire solution

ITW Construction Products’ Research & Development team has developed a Category C open web floor solution which the Structural Timber Association (STA) has approved as an acceptable option in their Product Paper 4, the “goto-guide” for fire robust solutions during the construction process.

The STA has provided different levels of structural frame category types. These have been approved by the HSE and other authoritative bodies with the most robust category for timber frame being Category C. Design professionals, clients and constructors can now select open web joists using ITW’s SpaceJo...

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March 2016

Ochil up to university challenge

Ochil up to university challenge

Ochil Timber Products supplied roof trusses engineered with Alpine CAD software (supplied by ITW Construction Products) for the latest phase of Student Residences at St Andrew’s University’s Fife Park site. The £73k contract saw Ochil supply 600 roof trusses for the nine accommodation blocks over a 6 to 8 week construction period. These were manufactured offsite in Ochil’s Denny fabricating plant, using sustainably sourced timber.

Ochil has had a long involvement with the various phases of this extensive project, starting in 2001 when Alpine offered technical support with the specialist truss design which th...

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February 2016

Ochil’s curved trusses on Tiree

Ochil’s curved trusses on Tiree

Over the last three years, Denny-based Ochil Timber has been part of an intriguing architectural project on the island of Tiree. The build has seen the construction of two spacious family homes and the extension of another, each featuring a unique curved roof designed with Alpine CAD engineering software by ITW Construction Products.

The homes were all constructed by Cornerstone Construction Scotland Ltd, which specialises in one-off homes, often in remote locations. 

Jocky Bryce of Cornerstone, who now lives on Tiree himself, describes the project as: “An opportunity to build efficient modern homes in a styl...

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December 2015

Hundreds of toys donated to charity!

Hundreds of toys donated to charity!

ITW Construction Products & employees donate hundreds of toys to children’s charities

For a third year in a row, ITW Construction Products’ employees banded together to gift toys to children’s charities. This year, the company generously honoured a pledge to contribute an extra gift for every donation by their employees – culminating in a combined haul of 336 toys!

 

 

 

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November 2015

Cullen Hi-Vis Gripper: Innovation made to be seen

Cullen Hi-Vis Gripper: Innovation made to be seen

The ability to invent, envision and create something new is central to ITW Construction Products customer-backed innovation culture. Encouraging new ideas from housebuilders, fabricators, engineers and members of our own team and providing a supportive,  entrepreneurial framework, has produced our strong culture of sustainable differentiation through innovation.

In partnership with housebuilders, fabricators and installers, ITW Construction Products has gained a deep knowledge and understanding around their key needs and pain points, resulting in the development of an innovative I-Joist end seal.

For h...

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November 2015

Quinn’s long span SpaceJoists

Quinn’s long span SpaceJoists

Quinn Building Supplies Ltd of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland supplied 46 long span SpaceJoist open web joists for prestige fashion brand, Dunhill London’s factory refit in Walthamstow. 

Specified for their ability to span the expansive existing structure, low self-weight and ease of installation, these SpaceJoists with a clear span of 9 metres were retro-fit 200mm below the existing problematic roof of the old building. Decked with steel cladding and its own drainage system, the SpaceJoist construction now protects the workers and premium goods beneath it from on-going rain water leaks through the potentially hazardous...

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September 2015

ITW CP’s Macmillan Coffee Morning 2015

ITW CP’s Macmillan Coffee Morning 2015

Staff at ITW Construction Products’ two largest offices at Glenrothes and Crawley joined others around the world on September 25th to take part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.”

Employees at the two sites demonstrated their generosity and baking skills by donating a plethora of tasty cakes for a bake sale. The Crawley team enjoyed orange cake, banana loaf, lemon drizzle cakes, brownies, blueberry muffins, chocolate & marshmallow cornflake cakes, carrot cake and dolly mixture cakes. While ten Glenrothes employees donated 22 different bakes to include scones, cupcakes, d...

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June 2015

Larissa runs Edinburgh Marathon for CLDF

Larissa runs Edinburgh Marathon for CLDF

ITW Construction Products’ Operations Director, Larissa Neve, completed the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of May – raising £1000 for the “Children’s Liver Disease Foundation” (CLDF). Finishing the course in 4 hours and 8 minutes in challenging windy conditions, Larissa was spurred on to raise funds for the charity she had seen providing outstanding support to the family of a colleague.

Larissa was applauded in at the finish line by 3 year old Mason, his father Stuart McIntyre (Glenrothes Warehouse Supervisor) and sister, Ella. The day after Mason’s first birthday, he was rushed to Kirkcaldy...

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May 2015

Ochil’s SpaceRafters top the class

Ochil’s SpaceRafters top the class

SpaceRafter open web rafters deliver space and savings in new student housing in Edinburgh

Ochil Timber Products supplied high-performance ITW SpaceRafters and  SpaceJoists to the value of £35,500 for the roof and floors of a 6 storey, steel-frame student housing development in Edinburgh. Named “Shrubhill House,” the development for client, Ziggurat Student Living, will provide retail space on the ground level with 260 student beds and communal kitchen and living spaces in the floors above. In order to be ready for the new University intake in September 2015, a 10-month build programme was pu...

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March 2015

Mick to conduct “Symphony”

Mick to conduct “Symphony”

ITW Construction Products announce the appointment of Mick Kelly as Business Development Manager. With a wealth of industry experience behind him, Mick is tasked with mediating between their customer base and ITW’s global software team on “Project Symphony” – the code name for ITW’s all new roof truss and SpaceJoist open web joist software currently in development.

In 2008, Mick joined ITW from hsbCAD where he held the position of Group Business Manager and has since operated as Business Development Manager (Alpine & hsbCAD) and European Software Development Manager. With a keen key for detail and ...

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March 2015

ITW CP recruits strengthen Roof & Floor division

ITW CP recruits strengthen Roof & Floor division

ITW Construction Products (ITW CP) are happy to announce the appointment of Tim Lloyd-Davies as Software Programme Manager. Tim will drive local development of ITW’s new European Roof & Floor Software, whilst leading the improvements in the existing software for the UK & Ireland market.

Tim joins ITW from British Telecom, where he held the position of Head of Software Development with 17 years prior experience within the software development world. Holding an MSc in Computing for Commerce and Industry, Tim has worked in various roles over the years developing his technical skills. In recent years he has held a number ...

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March 2015

The new Cullen brochure is here!

The new Cullen brochure is here!

ITW Construction Products (formerly ITW Industry) have published their new “Cullen Timber Engineered Connectors” brochure for 2015. Continuing their ITW “Product Line Simplification” strategy which was strongly evident in the previous issue, ITW CP have endeavoured to further streamline and enhance their comprehensive connector range, making Cullen products even simpler to specify and pick.

The brochure’s most notable product update follows R&D with the subsequent introduction of the new MHIC hanger with internal flanges, to replace the IFI and HIFI joist hangers. The MHIC is suitable for use where...

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