Tags: Kettering

New designer from South Africa

New designer from South Africa

Posted: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:00

Harlow Timber Systems has welcomed a new designer/estimator at the Kettering Branch.

Keagan Badenhorst has traveled all the way from South Africa and brings with him 8 years of experience as a senior designer and estimator.

Keagan is also fully qualified in the use of the latest Mitek software.

Speaking of his new posting he said: " I look forward to working for Harlow Timber Systems and bringing my experience and knowledge with me."

Tags: Kettering, Staff

Winner TRA Award 2014 - Harlow Timber Systems

Winner TRA Award 2014 - Harlow Timber Systems

Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:16

Winner TRA Award 2014 - Harlow Timber Systems

1st March 2014

Harlow Timber - Throws a curve.

A challenging building project with a complex roof constructed using in excess of 1,800 timber trusses supplied and fitted by Harlow Timber Systems has won this years TRA project award. The presentation took place at the TRA AGM, with Craig White Chairman of Wood For Good presenting David Stockill with the award.

The 132-bed extra care scheme for the over 55s, Broad Meadow in Dudley is a flagship venture for Midland Heart, the largest housing and regeneration organisation in the West Midlands. The roof is formed using dual, preformed mono-pitched trusses set out in a radial pattern on either side of a 2.5m wide flat roofed corridor which accommodates sun pipes to allow daylight into the accommodation below. The trusses measure 8m and 7.5m respectively from external to internal wall plate; spandrel panels are incorporated alongside party-walls. With the trusses fanning out from 300mm centres on the inner curve to 600mm centres on the outer curve, a key challenge was to bend the bracing to follow the shape of the roof.

The plan of Broad Meadow is circular. A three-storey building, housing one and two bedroom apartments, curves to link with communal facilities which include a restaurant, shop and well-being facility. At the centre are landscaped gardens and courtyards.
Harlow Timber Systems was asked by William Davis, the building contractor for the £16 million scheme, to devise a roof for the apartment building. Working with the engineer BSP Consulting, it was decided at an early stage to span the radii of the roof with timber trusses.
The external overhang of the eaves was cut short in specific areas allowing raised parapets and inboard gutters to form features of the external elevation. Internally the top-ends of service risers had to be fitted in between the trusses and other mechanical engineering equipment accommodated.

Humam Sharifi, associate at architect Nicol Thomas Ltd, comments: Timber trusses provided the ideal solution for this project and the trussed rafters were very flexible in responding to the curved roof over variable spans together with its inboard and outboard characteristics. Harlow Timber Systems provided invaluable support and knowledge throughout, particularly in the way they coordinated their design to reflect the combination of a warm roof system with a cold ventilated arrangement.

Tags: Bardon, Design, Staff, Kettering

Harlow Timber Systems receives Top award by David Wilson Homes

Harlow Timber Systems receives Top award by David Wilson Homes

Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:48

Harlow Timber Systems achieves top award from David Wilson Homes East Midlands - "Supplier of the Year award"

It is a testament to the staff and company that we have achieved this award. Providing the quality and service required by a national house builder such as David Wilson Homes.

This award has proved that Harlow Timber Systems can provided a quality product on time and on price.

The award is based on a quarterly review by the national house builder on all its suppliers and sub-contractors working on their the housing sites. Comments and reports from Buyers, Construction Directors, Site managers and Contracts Managers are formulated to provide a score.

Harlow Timber Systems also recieved awards for supplying products to NHBC Pride on Site awards - Seven David Wilson sites on total were awarded.

Harlow Timber Systems also achieved a quarter supplier award in the same period.

Congratulations to all at Harlow Timber Systems Ltd

Tags: Staff, Design, Bardon, Delivery, Kettering

Harlow Timber Systems maintains its standard..

Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:47

Harlow Timber Systems Ltd Maintain their BM TRADA ISO9001:2008 and CE Marking Status.

Harlow Timber Systems has maintained its CE Mark certification for Trusses and Easi-joists™ manufactured at all of its branches around the UK. Having over the years maintained a high standard of quality, this achievement proves that not only does the company provide a competitive product it also provided a quality product. This attainment comes well ahead of the 1st July 2013 deadline by when, according to the Construction Products Directive (CPD), all construction products must be CE Marked.

Congratulations to all working at Harlow Timber Systems Ltd

Existing in its present form since 1993, CE marking is a key indicator of a product's compliance with EU legislation, and is a reliable gauge of superior product quality. In order to be allowed to carry CE marking on its products, Harlow Timber Systems has continued to receive 6 monthly inspections to ensure that we conform to the assessment criteria.

Commenting on the achievement, David Stockill, Managing Director said:

"It has always been my passion to ensure that we provide a quality product and proves that we have for a number of years been producing the quality required for our clients. Achieving and maintaining the CE Mark certification, demonstrates our commitment to being one of the leading manufactures in the industry.

Also recognising the company's excellence in product quality is the certification the company has in ISO9001 quality management, ISO14001 environmental quality management, together with our company's ability to supply products using FSC® and PEFC chains of custody."

Tags: Qualifications, Kettering, Bardon

Kettering Delivery Fleet Strengthened

Kettering Delivery Fleet Strengthened

Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:53

Harlow Timber Systems Ltd has recently acquired a brand new flat bed delivery vehicle to replace one of its existing vehicles. This strengthening of our smaller scale delivery fleet allows greater flexibility of our deliveries when planning and reacting to our customers delivery requirements. The existing vehicle which the new addition replaces has been transferred to our Kettering office to improve our delivery efficiency in the southern regions.

Tags: Vehicles, Delivery, Kettering