It’s taken a few months but our new debit card machine was installed an hour ago, so any orders placed from today can be paid for using your debit card, this will mean we will process your order straight away so your order should be delivered quicker.
So you have placed an enquiry with us for trussed rafters and/or easi-joist and we have given you a quotation, What Next. If you are happy with the quotation you have received and no changes are required to the specification then we need you to confirm in writing that the dimensions used to produce the design are accurate and that you wish to place an order, up until now this had to be done either in person, through the post or via a fax, but not anymore you can now place an order online.
By visiting www.eandhbaxendale.com/place-order.php you can confirm that the dimensions used to produce the design are accurate and place an order with us telling us when and where you would like your order delivering and how you will be paying for it. Another useful feature of this new form is that it allows you to confirm to us the dimensions for stairs in floor designs, the stairs and stairwell opening are critical in a floor design, if we don’t have accurate measurements we can’t guarantee that the joists will work.
We are also working to make it even easier for you to pay for your order, we now have debit card facilities installed any order paid for using a debit card will be treated just the same as an order paid for by cash and so should mean your order will be processed and delivered quicker than if you were to pay by cheque which can take up to five days to clear.
Following on from a previous post in which i mentioned that Cullen Building Products had released their 2009/2010 timber engineering connectors brochure, i have now completed updating the website with the new products.
Cullens trussed rafter connectors can be found on the trussed rafter metalwork page and their open web joist connectors can be found on the easi-joist metalwork page.
One problem we face when designing an easi-joist floor is lack of information about stairs, plans often show stairs but rarely provide enough information to enable us to provide an accurate design and quotation. To help our customers provide us with the information we need to determine the loads to apply to the easi-joist we have put together an information sheet which along with two diagrams explains which dimensions we require to provide the most accurate quotation and design possible.
The ‘Dimensions Required for Stair Loads’ information sheet is available to download from the Downloads and easi-joist enquiry pages.
Today we received the updated Timber Engineering Connectors brochures from Cullen Building Products, the updated brochures have had all the product codes updated to the new standard format, old discontinued connectors have been removed and new connectors have been added. One of the biggest changes though is the inclusion of the new EC5 Euro-code specifications which come into force in March 2010, it does however mean that there is much more information for each connector. Over the coming weeks I will be working on updating our site with the new connectors as well as linking them to the relevant pdf data sheets over on the new Cullen website.
Today I modified the navigation panel slightly by renaming the ‘Roofing’ section ‘Trussed Rafters’ and the ‘Flooring’ section ‘easi-joist’, I also moved … As I wrote this post I was distracted by a smell of burning and the hallway filling with smoke, it seems my idiot brother put something under the grill and then decided to leave it unattended, disaster averted now back to the topic at hand.
… As I was saying I have also moved the easi-joist Roofing page out of the now ‘Trussed Rafter’ section and into the now ‘easi-joist’ section, I have also updated the breadcrumbs at the top of each page. I am planning on starting work on a new page for the easi-joist attic truss, I don’t know which section I will put it in yet because it is both a trussed rafter and an easi-joist, I could always put it in both sections I suppose. One option would be to put it in the trussed rafter section and then create a link to it from the easi-joist roofing page where some information about the easi-joist attic truss already exists.
Today we supplied our first quotation for the new easi-joist attic truss system from Wolf Systems Ltd, we were recently approached to provide a quotation for an easi-joist attic roof for a large garage with dormers, we sent the job to Wolf Systems Ltd (they supply the design software, the nailplates and easi-joist webs) design office because currently only they can produce the design. It took about five days but the job landed back on our desks today, so after looking over the job we costed it up and then forwarded the quotation on to the customer, but the job isn’t over because we still have to complete the design for the hipped raised-tie trussed rafter roof over a swimming pool.
More information about the easi-joist attic system will be made available during the coming weeks, in the mean time you can find some information in a recent blog post called ‘Introducing easi-attics‘ or by visiting the easi-joist roofing page of our site.
Today I updated the directions page of our website, I removed all the out-of-date directions that I wrote a few years ago and replaced it with the new google directions gadget. The google directions gadget gives customers the ability to get customised directions from wherever they are direct to our location, to find out more about this gadget visit the google webmaster central blog.
Over the past seven months we have seen the number of enquiries about easi-joist double compared with the same period last year, it seems more and more people are beginning to see the advantages of the open web floor joist system and are choosing to incorporate it into their designs. Also since the post about the easi-joist attic truss was published a few weeks ago now we have had some positive interest in the product, the easi-joist attic for those who haven’t read the post is an attic or room in the roof trussed rafter with an easi-joist built into the bottom chord (the ceiling tie).
To find out more about easi-joist visit the flooring section of our website, and to find out more about the easi-joist attic truss you can either view the original post or you can visit the easi-joist roofing page of our website.
Have you ever looked at an attic (room-in-the-roof) truss and wondered if there was an easier way of installing services, because remember you can’t cut, drill or notch trusses, well wonder no more, Wolf Systems (we are a Wolf Systems Ltd manufacturer) introduces the easi-attic, it is an attic truss with an easi-joist built into the ceiling tie.
This truss combines the advantage of having a ready made room in the roofspace with the advantages of the easi-joist which include the easier, more practical, installation of services including waste water pipes, electrical cabling, heating pipes and other services.
The only disadvantage to incorporating easi-joist into the ceiling tie of the attic truss is that the overall depth of the chord increases from a maximum of 222mm to around 354mm, the reason for this increase is because the top and bottom chords must be rotated to match the rest of the timbers used in the attic truss. To see a bigger picture of the easi-attic visit the easi-joist roofing page.
Currently only the Wolf Systems Ltd design office can design the easi-attic, manufacturers will only get that feature added to our design software when there is enough interest in the product, so if you think the easi-attic is a good idea or if you are interested in using them in your next project why not get in touch.