Donaldson Timber Engineering has just installed the latest engineered joist press at their manufacturing site in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The Posi-Joist Revolution Press is only the third press of its type to be installed in the UK. Both existing presses are installed in timber frame kit manufacturers, so this is a UK first for an engineered joist and roof truss specialist. The beauty of the machine is that it can produce up to five times the volume of metal web, otherwise known as open web, joists than a traditional press.
Managing Director, Jonathan Fellingham, commented that "the press will give us efficiencies that will allow us to offer Posi-joists at competitive rates on a longer term basis. This should make Posi-joists an attractive alternative to I-joists for builders and contractors, particularly in longer span applications and where there are intensive electrical, ventilation and plumbing service requirements."
For further information please contact DTE Midlands on 01159 306008.