Floor trusses travel to Far North Queensland

News /
9 February 2015
“With the advent of more multi storey housing in the far north, Cairns Hardware had the foresight to add the manufacture and supply of Pryda Longreach floor trusses to its roof truss manufacturing business,” says Pryda’s Queensland Manager, Ian Ashby.
“Cairns Hardware has been designing and manufacturing floor trusses for a number of years now. The first project was delivered in 2010 and since then a number of builders have adopted Pryda Longreach in lieu of conventional solid joist or suspended slab,” commented Ian.

Jay Kennedy, manager of Cairns Hardware – Truss Division, is excited about the prospect of having more key builders in the region taking an interest in Pryda Longreach as a flooring system stating, “With the cost savings over traditional methods and time saved on site, builders in the north will love them.”

“And it seems they do love them. Builder, Jeff Lynch was impressed with the ease and speed of the floor truss installation, the stiffness of the floor and of course the cost savings over LVL joists for the 7.5 metre clear spans for his project at Trinity Beach. On this project, it was Jeff’s first time installing the Pryda Longreach floor truss system and he was keen to mention it would not be his last. He has since incorporated the floor system on a number of his projects.”

Emphasizing the many positive aspects of the product, such as larger spans at lower cost, large openings for services and the prefabricated end types for faster installation, Jay is keen to get more builders to experience the onsite benefits of Pryda Longreach floor trusses.

With Jay and the team at Cairns Hardware showing such enthusiasm for the Pryda floor truss system, it isn’t such a “long reach” to see them revolutionizing the two storey residential and unit development building practices in the far north.


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