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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

Production Director appointed.

Production Director appointed.

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:21

Due to the continued growth in the manufacture and supply of timber trusses; Harlow Timber Systems has promoted Gary Jarvis to Production Director.

The Board of Directors decided that with the growth of the business the need for a Production Director was required. Gary Joined HTS formerly H&S Timber Systems Limited in 1984 after deciding to enter the timber trade at the age of 16.

Commenting on his new appointment, Gary said : "During my time with HTS the company has grown from a £2 million turn over to one now achieving £10 million over all three sites. It does not appear to want to stop there, with the purchase of a new factory, my time and production skills will be used to set up the new factory, where we intend to manufacture easi joists, spandrel panels and feature work, to meet the demands of our clients."

David Stockill, Managing Director added: " I would like to congratulate Gary in his promotion to Production Director, a position well deserved for this hard work and dedication to the company. This appointment marks an important step in Harlow Timber Systems development as a company, with the expansion plans of the business, it was seen as just as important to strengthen the team who are driving the business forward.

Tags: Bardon, 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 Expands its Design Team

Harlow Timber Expands its Design Team

Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:05

Due to continued growth in the manufacture and supply of Timber roof Trusses, Harlow Timber Systems has expanded its Design Team by employing Miss Oika Law.

Oika, a keen building designer, is trained in Timber roof truss design and Metal web floor system. Working with Wolf Systems for 5 years as there senior designer she has a very knowledgeable background in the design concept of roofs and floors. This is a growing market area with design of the Easi Joist system (metal Web) fast becoming an important sector of the business.

She joins a team of three presently at the head office. Her customer care skills will also provide our customer base with the service they require on site and office. Harlow Timber Systems welcomes Okia Law to the company.

This expansion marks an important step in Harlow Timber Systems development as a company, we have worked hard to weather the downturn in new build housing and to be ready to respond to recovery, the board felt it right to expand now and be in the position to meet the requirements of what believe will be sustained demand for our products from our clients over the next few years.

Tags: Bardon, Staff

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

James Cave in the "Champions League"

James Cave in the "Champions League"

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 16:35

Further to our previous news item, James Cave has now successfully completed the SCA Timber Champion Programme.

James achieved a Merit grade from the final course examination, which placed him fourth out of the thirteen people who completed the course.

James' lack of previous knowledge of the course content made this result even more pleasing to Harlow Timber Systems.

Tags: Staff, Qualifications

Harlow Timber Systems Gets A Brand New Look

Harlow Timber Systems Gets A Brand New Look

Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:59

The corporate identity of Harlow Timber Systems has recently been updated. The update has consisted of the revised livery on our delivery vehicles, a new company brochure, and the new website. The new brochure and website draw together information on the company, an updated introduction to our staff and an explanation on the manufactured products and services which are offered.

We expect the interest our updated identity will receive will give Harlow Timber Systems a renewed exposure within the industry.

Tags: Brand, Vehicles, Staff

James Cave: Timber Champion

James Cave: Timber Champion

Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:47

James Cave is expanding his knowledge of the timber industry by completing the SCA Timber Champions Programme. The programme consists of five main workshops which are delivered over a five month period covering various aspects of the timber industry.

On successful completion of the final examination which draws together all the workshop content, James will be rewarded with a BTEC Timber Studies award.

Tags: Staff, Qualifications

Harlow Timber Systems Expands Design Team

Harlow Timber Systems Expands Design Team

Posted: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:00

Due to continued growth in the manufacture and supply of Timber roof Trusses, Harlow Timber Systems has expanded its Design Team by employing Mr Jared Gardiner. Jared, a keen graphic designer, is trained in Timber roof truss design and estimating, the design of the Easi Joist system (metal Web) and the fast growing Timber SMART ROOF construction sector of the business. He joins a team of three presently at the head office. His customer care skills will also provide our customer base with the service they require on site and office. Harlow Timber Systems welcomes Jared to the company.

Tags: Design, Staff, Bardon