A Solid Solution: building your new home with the best


Using the best materials and products is essential when building your new home

Building your new home is an exciting venture, one that takes time and careful preparation. It is therefore essential that you choose to build with only the best materials and products available.

A solid floor is a vital component of constructing a solid home. Luckily, MEGAjoist has launched a new, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, long-span floor joist and rafter system. The new system is easy to install and provides ready-made service penetrations. It is available in pre-ordered lengths and can be docked in the factory or on-site as required.

The patented product uses solid timber flanges and intermediate timber webs that are glued together to act as a solid element. This means the joist acts more like a timber beam than a truss, giving the completed floor system a more solid feel.

The floor joists have large service penetrations that all line up, allowing for easier installation of the plumbing and electrical services. The product is easy and safe to handle as there are no sharp edges or plates that can strip wires or injure workers.

Pre-fabricated end blocks that simply slide between the joist ends on the supporting walls are designed to support structure raking loads and allow for easier installation. H3-treated pine is used for external applications such as decks and pergolas.

The top flanges can be raked from one to five degrees, depending on the rafter length, in order to provide a cost-effective roof structure. A pre-fabricated notch can be provided for the required box gutter.

A free quote can be provided on a job-by-job basis and the quote includes delivery, pre-fabricated end blocks, strong backs and ancillaries as optional extras.

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Originally in BuildHome, Volume 48