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February 2014

History of Alpine

History of Alpine

Alpine has enjoyed years of success with a history of innovating its way through difficult times while continuing to grow.USA, 1952:...

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February 2014

New metal web RIBA CPD

New metal web RIBA CPD

“Benefits of structural metal web timber frame components”

ITW Industry, developers and system suppliers of SpaceJoist metal web floor joists, SpaceRafter metal web rafters and SpaceStud performance wall studs announce their RIBA Core Curriculum CPD titled “Benefits of structural metal web timber frame components”.

ITW Industry’s 45 minute RIBA CPD, which is conveniently delivered by the means of an onsite seminar, provides attendees with a foundation knowledge of structural metal web timber frame components. The CPD module falls within the RIBA Core Curriculum categor...

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February 2014

Scott McKenzie on his bike for charity

Scott McKenzie on his bike for charity

Last year Scott McKenzie, ITW Industry’s Operations Manager, took part in “Cycle the World” organised by the Enable Scotland charity. Scott raced as part of the 4 man “Power Images Cycling Team” at the Knockhill Racing Circuit. Adverse weather stopped the team marginally short of their 200 mile goal, although clocking 196 miles and raising £2,252 in such conditions was a great achievement.

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January 2014

ITW Industry acknowledge loyal service

ITW Industry acknowledge loyal service

Long serving employees of ITW Industry have been acknowledged by the employer. In total, 17 workers from across the length and breadth of Britain have received ‘Service Awards’ for loyal service.

Testimonials from the award recipients suggest that ever evolving business can present employees with interesting career paths…

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December 2013

ITW Industry’s Christmas elves

ITW Industry’s Christmas elves

This Christmas, ITW Industry colleagues turned Christmas elves when they decided to donate toys to a children’s charity instead of exchanging of cards. In total, 34 toys were collected representing approximately a quarter of the entire workforce with a value estimated at £300. The majority of these were donated by employees of the larger ITW Industry HQ premises in Glenrothes, while the Redruth office and customer Deeside Timber Engineering each donated 2 gifts to the worthy cause...

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November 2013

Oakworth raise roof at show

Oakworth raise roof at show

Timber frame manufacturers, Oakworth Homes, report encouraging interest from visitors at the National Home Improvement Show. The three day event held at the Olympia, London in September attracted 300 exhibitors offering a variety of products and services from kitchens& bathrooms, heating & cooling to gardening & landscaping. The team at Oakworth Homes resided in the dedicated ‘Self Build Zone’ – new for 2013.

The impressive Oakworth Homes stand comprised a two storey structure demonstrating an exposed timber frame structure at ground floor level, topped with a mansard room in the roof truss.

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November 2013

BBC recognise Rob as Unsung Hero

BBC recognise Rob as Unsung Hero

ITW Industry’s long serving ICT Manager, Rob Phillips, has been recognised by the BBC in this year’s “Unsung Hero” award category of the “Sport Personality of the Year” show. Rob has dedicated much of his free time over the last 20 years coaching his local club and Great Britain Surf Life Saving National Team from grass roots through to the elite athletes.

The short listing for this prestigious national award follows rounds of rigorous judging after Rob’s initial nomination by the team at Portreath Surf Lifesaving Club in his home town. Rob has progressed to the BBC’s South West of En...

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November 2013

SpaceJoist tops tables

SpaceJoist tops tables

Probably not what immediately comes to mind when you hear the words “metal web tables” - ITW Industry’s new SpaceJoist SJ10 webs have been incorporated into a unique set of table tops as part of a project commissioned by The Environment Centre Café, Swansea.

The tables were designed and made by Fform of Swansea - specialists in sustainable design. Designers William Thomas and Matthew Rayner recall their initial thought process – “Part of the Environment Centre’s philosophy for sustainable living is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. There is often a predetermined style associated with this &ndash...

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November 2013

DTE take a seat towards BIM

DTE take a seat towards BIM

DTE Manufacturing Ltd of Arklow, Ireland is a new subscriber to benefit from hsbCAD timber frame software – a component of the ITW Instinct Residential Design System. The manufacturing company now has the ability to import engineered floors and roofs designed by sister company, Alexanders Timber Design with Alpine software, into one Building Information Model. hsbCAD and Alpine VIEW are each components of ITW Industry’s “Instinct” BIM solution.

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October 2013

A brief history of SPIT

A brief history of SPIT

Founded in 1951 in Valence, Southern France SPIT started out as a producer of Powder Actuated Tools (PAT) and Fasteners, pioneering the development of tools that needed no external power source to fix to concrete or steel. PAT remains a central part of the business today, along with gas powered tools. By the late 1950s SPIT had also become a leader in the manufacture of mechanical anchors for making structural attachments to concrete. 

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October 2013

New Paslode screws a cut above

New Paslode screws a cut above

ITW Industry’s world renowned powered fastening brand, Paslode, have applied their knowledge of fixings with the research and development of a new structural timber screw (STS) range. Performance exceeds latest regulations and demands of the UK timber frame sector.

Paslode STS screws are ideal for timber to timber connections such as fastening multiple trusses / joists and timber frame / SIP kit erection. The new screws have been specifically developed for the introduction of Eurocode 5 for structural timber design (suitable for Service Classes 1 and 2) and the requirement to CE mark all fasteners used for making structural t...

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October 2013

SpaceJoist keeps Solent strait

SpaceJoist keeps Solent strait

Independent family run business, Solent Roof Trusses of Fareham have enjoyed commercial success since opting to branch their operation into metal web floors. Established in 1989, Solent have been a satisfied Gang-Nail customer for many years, so for them it made perfect sense to choose SpaceJoist when selecting an engineered timber floor system.

“Solent Roof Trusses have relied on word of mouth and repeat custom in the past” – recalls Business Development Manager, Andy Drummond – “however to thrive in today’s market requires more diversification, marketing drive and relationship building.” ...

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September 2013

Trevor Maddison joins ITW Industry

Trevor Maddison joins ITW Industry

ITW Industry announces the appointment of Trevor Maddison who joins as Software Developer – tasked with upgrading and developing roof truss software.

Trevor began his career with 11 years at British Coal, training as a Mechanical Engineer, who sponsored his B.Sc. (Hons) Mech. Eng. Degree at Nottingham Trent University - achieving a Mining Mechanical Engineer Certificate enabling him to take legal charge of any British Mine Installation. During his time at British Coal he also completed an extensive and nationally recognised 9 year management training programme gaining experience in all engineering, management and administrati...

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September 2013

SpaceJoist: Ninja quiet, Sumo strong

SpaceJoist: Ninja quiet, Sumo strong

Following the well-received SpaceJoist SJ10 (254mm) web launch last year, ITW Industry introduces SJ9  (219mm) and SJ12 (304mm) webs to complete the range of popular joist depths of 219, 254 and 304mm.

Extensive research and development by ITW Industry has produced a new range of SpaceJoist “SJ” open web joists. Comparison testing in November 2012 revealed that the SJ10(254mm) SpaceJoists could achieve longer spans with less timber and fewer webs than both its predecessors and its two leading competitors. With outstanding strength characteristics and acoustic performance, the SpaceJoist “SJ” series give...

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August 2013

David Lo commended on HNC

David Lo commended on HNC

ITW Industry commends their Cullen Design Technician, David Lo, who achieved a Higher National Certificate in Architectural Technology at his own expense, in his own time and perhaps most impressively despite a period of temporary blindness. 

David successfully completed the course at Adam ...

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August 2013

Are you up to the mark?

Are you up to the mark?

Since 1st July 2013, suppliers of some types of construction products in the UK must ensure that CE marking is in place. Following substantial investment and R&D, ITW Industry’s Cullen engineered timber building connectors, Alpine & Gang-Nail nail plates and ITW fasteners conform where required, ensuring their timber frame, roof truss and floor joist manufacturer customer base is also compliant.

This follows the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) by the European Commission and UK Government, which supersedes the Construction Products Directive (CPD). The CPR stipulates that construction produ...

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