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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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