Norman Piette EcoHomes

The Joy of Joists

03 July 2020

When it comes to first floor construction, anyone whose had to heft an all-wood joist up a ladder knows that it’s heavy going.

There’s a limit to your span, a risk of shrinkage and a LOT of extra time to get services through. Even I-joists need drilling for plumbing and electrics.

Enter metal web joists. Light enough to carry up ladders, strong enough to span 6m or more and not prone to shrinkage.

The biggest benefit though is the open web system. Even bulky services can be easily fed through in minutes so waste pipes, mechanical ventilation ducting and electrics can be installed in a fraction of the time.

Light enough to carry up ladders, strong enough to span six metres or more and not prone to shrinkage.

Manufactured on island in our Bulwer Avenue facility from parallel stress graded timbers joined together by V shaped galvanised steel webs, Norman Piette Ecohomes metal web joists combine the strength of steel with the lightness of wood.

  • Easier to handle and quicker to position
  • Faster fitting of services and cabling
  • Cover spans of up to 6.7m
  • Standard depths of 9” 10” or 12” ( 219mm, 254mm or 304mm)
  • Larger depths available on request
For further information on any of our products or services,
please contact us on 01481 245801 or email sales@norman-piette.com