Here at Elliotts, we cut to size and package all our I-Joists in-house at our manufacturing facility at our Christchurch branch. With this great facility, we can provide competitive prices and shorter lead times as well as a dedicated team of experts, on hand throughout the entire process.
Andrew Drummond, Product Manager for Engineered Timber, and his team will draw I-Joist plans from scratch, including guidance on fixings and where to drill holes. With portable design facilities, the team can visit you on site to run through plans and action any changes there and then for sign off.
We can take your initial plans and liaise with you to create an I-Joist drawing to suit the specifications provided. The great thing about manufacturing our I-Joists in house is that we can deliver on lead times and work to tighter deadlines. We can offer a personalised service and visit site to do real-time changes and design. - Andrew Drummond
Timber joists vs I-Joists
As well as providing virtually no shrinkage, eliminating the annoyance of squeaky floors, I-Joists are much easier and quicker to install – a great solution for those with time constraints.
But just how cost and time effective can it be to use I-Joists over traditional timber floor joists?
"The "Timber joist vs I-joist" infographic opposite shows the material and time saved by using I-joists based on example floor drawing. The number of joists required is less then half with no need for washers and bolts and a 75% reduction on the amount of hangers needed when compared with using timber joists. This then reflects in the install times, which goes a long way to showing why more and more builds are swaying towards using I-Joists." - Andrew Drummond
Below is an example of I-Joists being used during a build in 2016.
With the potential for greater monetary and time saving opportunities by using I-joists, why not speak to our team about using them in your next project?