Designing a stand to show exposed timber construction elements, such as I-beams, eco-joist, and flooring systems proved to be a big draw for Crendon Timber Engineering.

“Exposing the material like this gets people to look at it properly, because when it’s covered up, the structure could be anything,” said sales director John Rogers. “There has been a lot of interest in our products and we’ve been very encouraged.”

The stand also showcased the product and service range of Crendon Roofing Services, which offers a complete supply and fix solution.

“Our customer base for timber frame tends to be the small- to medium-sized projects,” said Mr Rogers, “but our biggest element of growth is in social housing where the use of timber frame allows the developers to achieve the necessary U-values.”

He added that the market for extensions was still relatively healthy: “timber frame has a light superstructure which can easily be added to existing buildings.”

As well as open and closed timber frame structures, Crendon supplies I-joists, trussed rafters and glulam products.