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Metal Web Joists

Metal Web Joists are beams that combine structural softwood chords with high strength steel webs to form a lightweight, structural beam for use in a range of floor or wall applications. As a fully engineered solution, metal web joists are simple to set out and install and, crucially, allow for services to run virtually unimpeded.

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Metal Web Joists

Metal Web Joists are beams that combine structural softwood chords with high strength steel webs to form a lightweight, structural beam for use in a range of floor or wall applications. As a fully engineered solution, metal web joists are simple to set out and install and, crucially, allow for services to run virtually unimpeded.

Product Summary

Metal web joists can span greater distances than solid or fabricated timber alternatives and, given that they provide an economic alternative to steel or concrete beams, considerable savings can be made in the use of raw materials. The open web design makes for simpler and faster installation on site, thereby reducing labour costs. The higher structural integrity of the beam reduces the need for additional intermediate supports, further reducing design and overall construction costs.

Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions provide a comprehensive design service where we, in collaboration with our clients and their design teams, will evaluate the feasibility and subsequently develop an appropriate design solution. In recognition of the considerable time savings that can be achieved with off-site fabrication and assembly, we can also supply components ready assembled in cassette form.

Particularly useful for larger projects or developments, all POSI beam products are location-coded and bundled specifically for plot or project delivery. We can provide details and guidance on load weights and dimensions for organising and managing site lifting and installation.

Benefits:

  • Wide range of sizes. The depth, length and specification can all be adjusted to produce joists with specific performance criteria that can span greater distances than solid timber joists. 
  • Design flexibility. Metal web joists can eliminate the need for loadbearing intermediate walls, giving the designer greater freedom and flexibility. 
  • Dimensional stability. The use of smaller timber sections together with the metal webs means that there is less shrinkage and a reduced risk of squeaky floors
  • Improved sound performance. Metal web joists when used with a rigid ‘Strongback’ reduce vibration of a floor. 
  • Lightweight. The open web structure means they are lighter to handle than solid timber joists.
  • Reduced costs. Increased spans, simpler installation of utilities, flexibility in design and faster erection can result insignificantly reduced building costs.

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Our Product Technical Specification and current brochure are available in PDF format for you to download and make an informed decision.

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The Process

Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions offer estimating, design, manufacture, supply and installation services for Metal Web floor, roof and wall systems and their associated products.

  • Estimating

    Our dedicated estimating teams are here to ensure your enquiries are dealt with in a timely and professional manner. Each enquiry is assessed for suitability and our staff are available to discuss any specific project requirements and considerations. Early involvement of key suppliers can lead to real economies in material and overall project costs, whether it be a feasibility study or detailed material costing you need our teams are here to support.

  • Design

    Using market leading and licensed Metal Web Joist design, layout and scheduling software our design teams will provide all the relevant construction and installation information, materials schedules and engineering calculations. Working closely with our supply chain partners all our specialist designers undergo extensive product, software and practical training to ensure that we deliver efficient, buildable and cost effective solutions for our customers.

  • Manufacturing

    Our strategically located manufacturing facilities allow us to provide local and national coverage with a real focus on customer satisfaction, through a consistent and professional service. We endeavour to demonstrate our excellence with a focus on standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and good working practice.

  • Supply

    All Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions Metal Web packages and associated products are delivered to site at a pre-arranged date. Deliveries will require some form of mechanical off-loading and we can provide guidance on load weights and dimensions where required. Our dedicated planning teams are in constant contact with all of our customers to ensure we have good visibility of your on-site requirements allowing us the opportunity to manage your day to day needs.

  • Installation

    In addition to our estimating, design, manufacture and supply capabilities we also have on-site services that complement our offering. Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions can work closely with your design and construction staff to aid in the assessment of risks, preparation of method statements and if required can undertake complete product and system installations.

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