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21 August, 2019
Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers, who assembled for the Trussed Rafter Association AGM
Better by design
25 June, 2018
Advances in technology and software provision is keeping timber designers ahead of the game. Sally Spencer reports
DTE in Hundegger investment
17 May, 2018
DTE Ltd has installed a Hundegger Turbo Drive for processing Truss components at its facility in Ashford, Kent.
Onside with offsite
20 February, 2017
The UK house building sector finished 2016 on a high and offsite manufacture is in the news. Sally Spencer reports
MiTek’s UK chief steps down after 19 years at the helm
04 January, 2017
After 19 years with MiTek, David Fraser has stepped down as the managing director of MiTek Industries Ltd.
19 August, 2016
Leading roof truss and engineered fl oor systems fabricator Pasquill has been investing in production technology and software to optimise operations, reports Stephen Powney from the company’s Redhill branch
Floors system market expands
24 February, 2016
Increased levels of housebuilding has meant bigger volumes for engineered wood fl oor systems providers, reports Stephen Powney.
Things are Looking Up
20 August, 2015
As housebuilding activity has increased over the last 18 months, the trussed rafter sector’s fortunes have improved in parallel. Sally Spencer reports
DTE opens new branch in Warrington
28 January, 2015
Leading truss manufacturer Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd (DTE) has invested £300,000 opening a new branch in the northwest of England.
Pamir cracks the Eurocode
20 January, 2015
MiTek’s TTJ Award winning Pamir software was developed not just to provide state of the art roof truss design capability, but help users make the transition to Eurocode working. Sales and marketing director Roy Troman reports.
TTJ Awards 2014 – the winners
14 October, 2014
James Latham plc is the 2014 TTJ Timber Trader of the Year. The announcement was made by guest speaker George Clarke at this year’s Awards, held at The Landmark in London. The ceremony was enjoyed by more than 370 guests from across the timber and related industries both in the UK and internationally. The day was rounded off with post-Awards drinks at The Larrik pub, sponsored by Snows Timber. The trophies were made by Handrail Creations and Koppers supplied the table centres.
James Latham is TTJ Timber Trader of the Year 2014
26 September, 2014
James Latham plc has been named Timber Trader of the Year 2014.
MiTek perfect fit as TTJ Engineered Timber Award sponsor
08 July, 2014
One of the world’s leading structural timber engineering design software solutions and steel connector specialists, MiTek Industries Ltd, has become the new sponsor of the TTJ Achievement in Engineered Timber Award.
MiTek launches Pamir software in UK and Ireland
20 June, 2014
MiTek Industries has announced the UK and Ireland launch of Pamir, its new roof design software.
Building boost raises rafter demand
22 March, 2014
Delegates at last month’s Trussed Rafter Association annual general meeting were in a positive mood, thanks to the upturn in construction activity. Sally Spencer reports
Posi-joist network expands
18 February, 2014
Belfast-based Unitek Timber Frame Systems and Reading-based Vision Development have joined the Posi-Joist network of manufacturers.
Site solutions boost fire safety
25 January, 2014
Yet more timber frame wall and timber floor options have been added to an important fire safety specification document. Stephen Powney reports.
All systems are go
25 January, 2014
Floor, wall and roof system manufacturers and their suppliers are seeing an upturn in the construction method. Sally Spencer reports.
Timber frame sector strengthens site fire mitigation measures
20 December, 2013
Architects and developers now have an increased range of timber frame options available to mitigate the risk of fire during construction, thanks to a major update in the Structural Timber Association’s (STA) landmark SiteSafe guidance.
Honours even in metal-web joist patent dispute
02 November, 2013
The metal-web joist patent dispute between MiTek Industries and Wolf Systems has been resolved in The Hague, with both companies claiming to have secured positive outcomes.