I have now uploaded a couple of photos from the easi-joist walls project to flickr you can find see them by visiting the E & H Baxendale photostream
Parts of the website were unavailable since yesterday evening, it seems I forgot to change on line of code on a few of the pages which resulted in them not displaying when called. I have been moving the website over into wordpress one page at a time, and well yesterday I decided it was the turn of the home page, which meant making a few changes in wordpress itself and to the location of a few of the websites key files. Anyway I have now tested all the pages and they are working again, at least I will know for next time.
Today we delivered our first easi-joist timber frame package, it consisted of two types of easi-joist wall joists and a package of loose timbers. I hope to visit the site in a few days when the structure is up to take a few pictures for the website.
I have now updated our easi-joist information sheet with details about its many uses, you can download it by clicking here ---> easi-joist-2010
I will be updating the website with details about the new ways in which easi-joist can be used, but in the mean time here is the news from the Wolf Systems website …
… Both specifiers and building contractors are making increasing use of the engineered timber joists offered by Wolf Systems’ manufacturers for a wide variety of applications throughout the building structure.
Originally developed to facilitate the installation of services through the floor zone, Wolf Systems’ easi-joist is now to be found employed in place of solid timber studs in the walls to timber frame systems; as well as for both flat and pitched roofing construction.
Such are the spanning and load-bearing benefits of the highly engineered easi-joists – underpinned by the very flexible Wolf design software – that they can be incorporated into a selection of situations at any angle between the horizontal and vertical. In turn, imposed live or dead loads are supported and optimum performance from minimum material usage is ensured. The easi-joist beam, stud or rafter member also allows the building designer to accommodate increased levels of insulation into the project with ease.
Karl Foster of Wolf Systems comments: “As a metal web beam, easi-joist not only provides ample open area within its overall depth for the routing of pipes, cables and even ductwork, but the installer is also provided with a wide flange area. This simplifies the fixing of sheet flooring panels or roof decking and sarking; with the finished assembly offering an extremely solid feel.”
Individual beams are now regularly assembled into panel or cassette modules, furthering the offsite potential of easi-joists, while offering a close fit with industry priorities for sustainable, defect-free approaches to construction.
In December 2009, Wolf Systems UK, based in Coventry, were awarded approval from the British Board of Agrément (B.B.A.) to C.E mark its 1.0mm and 1.25mm nailplates in accordance with EN 14545 – 2008.
As such, Wolf Systems customers will now be able to C.E. mark their trussed rafters provided their manufacturing processes have been certified by a suitably approved notified body.
Whilst C.E. marking of construction products is not currently compulsory in the U.K. and Ireland, it is required should those products be exported to other European countries.
C.E. marking in general though, importantly attests to the quality and production control procedures a manufacturer has invested in and demonstrates to existing and prospective customers, the importance a manufacturer places on the quality of their products.
Wolf Systems will shortly be introducing new nailplate box designs which will carry the C.E. mark and certification reference.
Well it’s snowing, our yard in 6 inches deep in snow, which means we are unable to carry out any deliveries today. We are also having a problem cutting timber for new jobs because the packs of timber are all frozen solid, and our fork trucks are sliding around the yard, so this may delay some of this weeks scheduled deliveries.
As you may be aware VAT returns to 17.5% on the 1st of January, so any quotations produced in the next few weeks which will only be ordered, delivered and invoiced next year are required to have the 17.5% VAT rate applied.
Well it’s friday the 13th and our server has packed in, just what we needed when we already have problems with one of our computerised saws. Unfortunately this means that we are unable to work as fast as normal, we have managed to restore all our files from our backups onto one of our computers but it isn’t a server and can’t handle the same load, also we are unable to download our email or access our customer database at the moment.
So if you have already placed an enquiry or are planning on placing an enquiry please take note that we are experiencing some technical problems which will mean there will be a delay in responding to your enquiry.
We have now heard that the postal strikes scheduled for Friday 6th and Monday 9th November have been called off and that there will be no more strikes until in the new year if at all.
Although the strikes have been called off we are still asking customers to pay by debit card or bank transfer when ever possible to reduce any possible delays in proceeding with an order especially in the run up to Christmas.
We have also been considering emailing quotations and invoices whenever possible to reduce the delay in customers reciving them.