So your planning a new build or even renovating an existing property on the Isle of Man and want the best for your roof and/or floor, well we can help with that. One of the services we provide is design and manufacturer of trussed rafters and easi-joist metal web floor joists on behalf of Builders Merchants. On the Isle of Man we provide this service to MFBP Building Supplies in Douglas and Island Timber & Building Materials Ltd in Ballasalla. (Contact details at bottom of this post)
So why not give them a call or pay them a visit with all the details about your project. They will then contact us, we will produce a design, and when requested manufacture your roof or floor, we will then ship your order to the docks, were MFBP or Island Timber will then take over and deliver your order to site.
If you don't want to go through one of our partners on the Isle of Man you can of course place you enquiry directly with us and we can arrange for an outside haulier to collect your order from our factory and deliver it to your site on the Isle of Man. Please note however that delivery costs to the Isle of Man are beyond our control and are set by the outside haulier.
One of the biggest projects on the Isle of Man that we have been involved with was for the Isle of Man Government in 2002, we designed and manufactured the roof's for the Southern Group Health Practice and the Ambulance Station both of which are located in Port Erin. Combined the two buildings consisted of well over 1000 trussed rafters, as well as additional infill timbers and metal fixings. The entire project took about 50 hours in total to manufacture, we broke it up into five phases which were manufactured and delivered over a period of a couple of weeks, mainly because the size of each delivery is restricted to allow it to fit on the ferry but also so that we could continue manufacturing for our other customers as well.
MFBP Building Supplies
Unit 5, Middle River Industrial Estate
Pulrose Road, Douglas
Telephone: 01624 671118
Fax: 01624 628747
Email: [email protected]
Island Timber & Building Materials Ltd
Balthane Industrial Estate
Telephone: 01624 877338
In recent weeks we have had a number of requests for information about the combined easi-joist and attic room in the roof truss, so I have put together a brief information sheet, which shows one of our most recent easi-joist attic truss designs. The pdf can be downloaded from the ‘downloads‘ page and the ‘easi-joist roofing’ page as well as by clicking on the link below.
easi-joist attic information sheet
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.
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.