Case Studies

All our jobs are interesting to us, obviously, but here’s a selection of the those that gave us more of a challenge to rise to!

Barn Conversions Royston

Barn Conversions Royston

  Barn Conversions Royston We worked with the architect on this barn conversions project in Royston, Herts to achieve an alternative to the expensive feature trusses which had previously been specified for this site, replacement barns to be converted into...

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Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail Handling customer complaints is a task Apex MD Mat Harbour is going to have to handle if he keeps taking cheap doughnuts to customer sites like this amazing grand design style build in Ongar, Essex. Take note Mat, apparently only doughnuts from...

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Increasing Pitch Trusses

Increasing Pitch Trusses

Increasing Pitch Trusses No, your eyes are not deceiving you! The gradually increasing pitch of these trusses gradually goes from the widest span to the shortest! The job, for Investment Street Limited, was to design and manufacture trusses for an extension as part of...

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Barrel Shaped Ceiling Eliminates Steels

Barrel Shaped Ceiling Eliminates Steels

Barrel Shaped Ceiling Design Eliminates Steels This roof was originally designed to be built on site with a combination of steels and timber, but our clever Apex designers came up with this fascinating factory built design solution instead! The roof provides a barrel...

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Room in the roof or just room in the roof?

Room in the roof or just room in the roof?

Room in the roof or just room in the roof? These modified webs were designed not for an actual room in the roof, but simply for additional storage room for the owners of this brand new one-off bungalow being built by MAC Construction in Chatteris. New build bungalows...

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Attic Trusses (and Mountain Rescue) in Pidley

Attic Trusses (and Mountain Rescue) in Pidley

Attic Trusses (and Mountain Rescue) in Pidley We can’t tell you about a project in Pidley without mentioning Pidley Mountain Rescue Team, based in the notoriously hilly Fens… (But let me tell you quickly about why we are in Pidley) This one-off new build in Pidley was...

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A Challenging Roof Design

A Challenging Roof Design

A Challenging Roof Design One-off builds don’t come with much more challenging roof design features than this new build house in Cambridgeshire. The combination of a slate roof and a corbel brickwork design, as well as an unusual building layout, meant that the roof...

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Very Grand Design Challenges in Hemingford Abbotts

Very Grand Design Challenges in Hemingford Abbotts

Very Grand Design in Hemingford Abbotts Design challenges aplenty for Apex in this nearly 10,000 sq ft unique new build with river frontage in the sought after village of Hemingford Abbotts. We were invited to design and manufacture the roof timbers for this large...

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Curved Trusses

Curved Trusses

  Curved Trusses A luxury rural developer recently gave us a design challenge in the shape of some unusual, curved roof trusses for two of their new build homes. Apex Director Mat Harbour videoed the production stage of these very complex trusses – see below: “One of...

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