When you deal with us you have the comfort of knowing your project is in the hands of a specialized design team with many years experience and that you can be sure to receive all the required information you need to complete your project.
Both our roof trusses and easi-joist® (Posi-Joist™, SpaceJoist™, Ecojoist®) are produced using the nail-plates and metal webs manufactured by Wolf Systems Ltd, they also write the computer aided design software we use to design and detail you roof and/or floor.
Wolf Systems was formed in 1988 as an integral part of Wolf Systembau's (established 1966, Austria) expansion into the world roof truss systems market. Having successfully established itself amongst its competitors, Wolf Systems now has a network of over 50 experienced trussed rafter manufacturers throughout the UK and Ireland.
The majority of floor and roof designs and produced in-house by our experienced design team, but should we require assistance Wolf Systems customer services and design teams are on hand to provide expert technical support and backup for software implementation, training and design.
The designs we provide are very competitively priced and we pride ourselves on the quality of not only our designs but the finished product as well.
Whether your a national house builder or a self builder you may be surprised at the help we can offer.
For instance, have you considered a Room in the Roof, attic trusses?
This can be added at the design stage (subject to planning) or a provision can also be made at the time of design for attic trusses which could provide extra rooms for the future which could add to the value of your property.
Before we can start your design we require certain information so that we can produce accurate and economical designs to your exact requirements.
All you need to do is send us the drawings. These may be sent through the post or by email as a DXF file. Failing this your sketches or advanced drawings should contain dimensions, and show elevations, plans etc. Site plans are also helpful to show any relationship between the different building designs.
The tables below relate to roof design, if your enquiry relates to floor joist design please view our easi-joist brochure which contains an enquiry form detailing the information required to provide you with a design.
|A - Component only service||B - Whole roof extra details|
|Number of trusses||Roof or house style reference|
|Spacing||Requirements for clear roof space|
|Span over wallplates||Eaves height and location of building together with any unusual wind and weather conditions. Also Ordinance Survey reference if known|
|Pitch, pitches or rise|
|Type and size of overhangs|
|Profile shape - if required (see common truss types)||Types of Hip System or other roofscape required including gable ends and verges|
|Type or weights of roof covering including tiles, sarking, insulation and ceiling materials||Extra loads to be considered for service pipes, ducting etc.|
|Water tank size and position||Positions and sizes of hatches, chimneys, dormers, velux roof lights and other openings|
|Is preservative treatment required|
|Whether there is a need for specific timber sizes|
|Special eaves details - if any||Details and positions of the supports for the roof|
|Quantity and size of gable ladders|
|Metalwork fixings required|
|Delivery week required|
The download below is an example of the paperwork we will suply if you place an enquiry with us, at the quotation stage you will be sent the quotation itself along with a plot showing the building and each indiviual items position in the roof and a set of truss profiles.
Once you have confirmed that the sizes are correct and place an order, you will be provided with a bracing detail when we deliver or you collect your order.
|Example Job (Quotation, Truss Profiles, Plot, Bracing Plot)||826 KB|
Your roof and/or floor has been designed and you're happy with the quote, you've checked and confirmed all the dimensions and other details and are ready to place an order, so what happens next?
Step 1 - Your order is booked in for delivery on your requested week.
Step 2 - The week before your order is due to be delivered timber picking lists and production profiles are produced and sent out into the factory.
Step 3 - Timber is picked and then cut using one of two computerised saws which automatically adjusts the length and angle of every piece cut to the correct specification.
Step 4 - We will attempt to contact you to confirm you are ready for the delivery and if possible give you an approximate delivery date.
Step 5 - Once cut your job is then sent to one of five workstations were the job is setup as per the production profiles. A jig is then setup around the job to ensure that each item in a batch are identical.
Step 6 - Once a batch is completed it is packed and then moved by side loading fork truck into our storage yard.
Step 7 - We will contact you to inform you that your order is ready for delivery or collection, and to confirm the delivery date.
Step 8 - The day before delivery any extra items required for your job are picked and packed. Your entire order is then loaded onto the delivery vehicle or if collected onto your vehicle.
Deliveries of roof trusses and easi-joists are scheduled on a week commencing basis, we are currently taking orders for delivery on week commencing Monday 27th May. Deliveries are usually made between 5 to 10 days from receipt of payment for non account customers and around 5 days from receipt of confirmation of sizes for account customers. Final delivery time is dependent upon timber stock at the time of ordering.
Deliveries are made on a forty foot articulated lorry by an outside haulier. During transportation it may be necessary to invert the trusses. Please ensure that there are a suitable number or people or lifting equipment, either a crane or fork lift truck, to ensure the safe unloading of the trusses.
Deliveries that cannot be made using a forty foot articulated lorry can be delivered using our 7.5 tonne rigid DAF.
When you place your order you should also inform us of any vehicle weight restrictions, site access problems and crane bookings, to ensure the prompt and safe delivery of your order.
Please note our quotations include delivery so if instead of having your order delivered you would rather collect your order please inform us at time of enquiry. Also please ensure the vehicle you bring is large enough and suitable enough to carry the load. Please note your vehicle will be loaded by a fork lift truck and it is your responsibility to ensure the vehicle is loaded safely and within the law. See our terms and conditions for more information.