A project we worked on recently appeared in a number of industry publications reaching more than 120,000 readers over the last four months.
- the August 2010 edition of DABS with a circulation of around 27000
- TTJ (Timber Trade Journal) Online - August 2010 as well as in the September 2010 edition of the TTJ magazine with a circulation of around 4000
- October and November editions of ABC&D with a circulation of around 21,000
- Building Products October edition with a circulation of around 29,000
- MMC October edition with a circulation of around 5,000
- Timber & Sustainable Building October edition with a circulation of around 12,000
- Structural Engineer November edition with a circulation of around 21,000.
This is the press release from the TRA.
E & H Baxendale Ltd, a member of the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA), has supplied a design and build contractor in Lancashire with engineered timber products to construct a new barn annexe at a property known as Boar's Den Barn.
The Coppull-based company, which employs Wolf Systems' software and components in offering a nationwide service, produced both easi-joist metal-web timber joists and cantilevered roof trusses for DJB Building and Design, on a supply only basis.
Thanks to versatility and speed of erection of the off-site components, the building - which is intended to be used as a stable block - was actually structurally complete within two days of Baxendale delivering the first timbers and columns.
Having set out the timber sole plates around the oversite, DJB's joiner began securing the easi-joist studs down with screw fixings, then creating a ring beam with a double layer of header plates. The morning of the second day the builder began erecting the roof trusses, followed by the special valley units and all the bracing.
According to the Managing Director of DJB Building and Design, John Birchall, the benefits of employing the metal-web joists for constructing the walls went far beyond the speed of erection; also citing the fact that as a factory-made precision product, there was no cutting required on site, while all of the plumbing and electrical services could be routed through the web area.
The total of 34 trusses span a distance of 5100mm and feature an overhang of 450mm to help weather the elevations and entrance doors. The 22.5° pitches now carry a covering of concrete tiles.
Here are some of the latest photo's of the Boar's Den Barn project, you can find more by visiting the Boar's Den Barn set on our Flickr photostream.