Staircraft launch i-Joist Manufacturing plant

Staircraft, already one of the UK’s largest cut floor kit providers are delighted to announce they are now manufacturing i-Joists under their new brand.

The new i-Joist manufacturing facility, situated in Coventry, enhances a complete integrated solutions service, for staircases and floor systems with all key components manufactured in-house across the group.

Building Regulations compliant, the TRUfloorsystems i-Joist provides all the benefits of lightweight fully engineered timber joists used today by almost all national and regional house builders. Available in fully designed and packaged house kits with ancillary products, including weather proof decking, or in a full range of longer lengths and depths for 3 rd party cutting or fabrication. To maximise efficiency, customers are also offered market leading design software continuously developed within the Group.

Available in depths from 200 to 500mm, in standard lengths of 11, 13M and shorter length specifications, the new i-joist will feature a bespoke OSB web and quality softwood flanges. The new high technology production line will also allow for further innovation and built-in enhanced performance to the standard joist.

Andy Hamilton, Staircraft Founder & Managing Director commented:

“Nothing much has changed since i-Joists were invented 48 years ago, until now!  Our investment in a high technology, bespoke production line, enables us to take i-joist performance to a new level. Our new capability will enable us to significantly increase performance by eliminating web joints, the weakest area, greatly improving the web/flange connection strength and even build a camber into the joists to reduce deflection in the floor. This innovation will future proof our offering to the market”.