David Smith St Ives
We are the UK’s only company to manufacture Engineered Joists, Roof Trusses and Bespoke Staircases all under one roof! We have designed our business to be able to fabricate the timber core of a build working harmoniously with each other as a major pitfall of a self-build (or any build for that matter) is getting crucial elements to work such as opening sizes in floors and roofs at the correct size for stairs, etc. If you get the stairs, joists and trusses right the rest of the build will flow!
As far as the show goes we have engineered a bespoke two storey glulam frame (another part of our business) to showcase our two types of engineered joists, feature trusses and bespoke high-end staircases. The Staircases and Glulam are the most visual aspects of the stand as they are still seen after completion, clients of ours spend a lot of time getting these right. Glulam in itself is an extremely innovative product as it is the most sustainable and structurally accommodating product in construction right now. It is the forefront of innovation as we look to be a sustainable world.
The staircases we display show of some of our latest innovations that are constantly evolving, such as structural glass balustrade and self-supporting spindles.