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National Timber Systems names new Technical and Innovation director

by Liam Turner
Philip Carney, Technical and Innovation director, National Timber Systems

National Timber Systems (NTS) has promoted Philip Carney to the role of Technical and Innovation director.

Philip, who initially joined NTS in 2020 to head up the NTSROOF team, has over 30 years’ experience in the industry covering all engineered timber products.

He began his career in 1990 at Marlows Timber Engineering as a design engineer, then became a technical sales manager at Trus Joist Macmillan.

In 2008, he moved to the Building Research Establishment, followed by the British Board of Agrément.

Nick Kershaw, managing director of NTS, said: “Philip has been the driving force in the development of the original market-leading NTSROOF and the creation of new NTSROOF products.

“He brings a unique blend of experience and technical knowledge across construction product manufacturing, research, and certification, and I am delighted to welcome him to the senior management team.”

NTS provides products for housebuilders, developers, and the modular sector nationally.

The division has a turnover of almost £50m and employs 240 people at four manufacturing sites across England.

A fifth site employing over 100 people is set to open later this year in the Midlands.

Commenting on his new role, Philip Carney said: “I am very proud to have been promoted to this new role at a time of significant growth for NTS.

“I will be overseeing all our product development including the NTSROOF range.

“We will launch a number of new products this year, including integrated floor and wall cassettes and larger span roofs incorporating PV technology.

“We always look to be genuinely innovative. For example, NTSROOF has thermal values which help housebuilders to be 2021 Part L compliant, and it can provide roofing solutions with industry-leading unsupported spans of over nine metres.

“Our aim is that our customers have less to do on-site, and reap all the benefits of offsite manufacturing such as product dimensional accuracy, speed of build, and improved health and safety through reduced time working at height.”

National Timber Systems is part of National Timber Group, the largest independent added-value timber distribution and processing group in the UK.

Image: Philip Carney, Technical and Innovation director, National Timber Systems. Credit: National Timber Systems

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