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.
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.
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.