News & Views

All the news, views and events from David Smith St Ives
16 Jul 2024
At David Smith St. Ives, we focus on providing outstanding customer service, and we are always grateful when we receive positive feedback from our customers.

It is an honour for us to hear about the positive experiences our customers have had with our services. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we strive to ensure that every interaction with our company is a positive one.

08 Jul 2024
Work experience completed in the design office of the truss department at David Smith St. Ives.

The Truss department at David Smith St. Ives have just had a work experience placement, Finley Maxwell completed a week working in the design office. DSSI have accommodated work experience placements from St. Ivo School for many years now and enjoy showing pupils the career opportunities that exist in the manufacturing and construction industry. Not […]

01 Jul 2024
David Smith St Ives: Vistry North Central Midlands Supplier of the Year Award.

  Last week Tony Maxwell (Operations Manager) and Macauley Morton (Senior Designer ) were proud to visit Daniel Skitt and James Fellows at the Vistry North Central to pick up the “2024 Supplier of the Year Award” for the supply of Roof Trusses into their Vistry Region.  Daniel Skitt (Vistry Buying Manager) commented: “Everyone at […]

27 Jun 2024
We are excited to announce our participation in the upcoming Homebuilding & Renovating Show at Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey from June 29th to 30th, 2024

You can find us at stand S726, where we will be eager to greet you and showcase our products. We are thrilled to be a part of this event and cannot wait to meet all attending. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore new homebuilding and renovating ideas.

19 Jun 2024
Our 5-Day FASTRACK delivery service ensures timely supply of your timber engineering products within 5 days from the receipt of signed drawings.
07 Jun 2024
As part of a recent re-development of our Truss Production facility, our Door Department manufactured all the Third-Party Fire Accredited Doorsets and Screens that were installed

As part of a recent re-development of our Truss Production facility, our Door Department manufactured all the Third-Party Fire Accredited Doorsets and Screens that were installed. These gives a fresh look to our Truss meeting room that overlooks our MiTek Auto Set Mk1 Table Press. Doorset specification FD30S & FD60S Fire Performance Rw:30dB Acoustic Performance […]

29 May 2024
Here at David Smith St Ives, we engineer I-Joists to provide the best flooring and roofing solutions for any size build development.

As an authorised distributer of James Jones & Sons timber I-Joists, we offer a range of sizes and are FSC and PAS 2050 accredited.

21 May 2024
We offer a range of fire-resistant and smoke control door sets to suit your performance requirements, budget, and preference.

Our doors are proven under full-scale test to perform as fire-resistant door sets and are covered by the IFC third party certification scheme.

13 May 2024
We will be exhibiting at the Buildit Live Show at Bicester Heritage, Bicester, 8th – 9th June 2024.

The team are looking forward to what will be a great event, you can find us on Stand B3. Use promo code EXHIB24 to claim your free tickets for 2, worth £24, using this link.    

01 May 2024
We recently completed the installation of this beautifully detailed staircase in Somersham.

This fully Oak, Open Riser-Style staircase is topped off with black powder-coated steel spindles. Installed right next to the open 2-storey high windows, it fully maximises the light coming through into the house and is a stunning feature. Click Here to find out more about the range of specialist staircases we create.

25 Apr 2024
Our specialist Roof Truss team work closely with architects, engineers, and surveyors to provide technical solutions, and to design, manufacture and deliver trusses to your specifications.

For more than 25 years, we’ve supplied timber Roof Trusses to some of the UKs best-known national and regional housebuilders. Enquire today from our specialist timber team  

19 Apr 2024
This Helical staircase makes a grand statement in the entrance of this beautiful home

The traditional design is fully crafted from oak, detailed at the bottom with volute handrails that ascend either side of the staircase. Exquisite craftsmanship is used with the twisted spindles and newels, and the curved Gallery architecturally mimics the radius of the staircase coming up. The oak frame detailing meanders up to the second floor […]

10 Apr 2024
We’re excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website.

Our new site is designed to be more user friendly and easier to navigate, so you can enjoy the best possible user experience. We are really pleased with the new look.

04 Apr 2024
Current manufacture and supply of 1,100 x door sets and screens to a large hospital refurbishment project.

We are currently midway through the manufacture and supply of 1,100 x door sets and screens to a large hospital refurbishment project and have been working closely with our customer to achieve an accelerated program. Pictured here are a batch of door sets nearing completion. The project includes: FD30 & FD60 Third Party Fire Accredited […]

26 Mar 2024
We had a great time at our second show of 2024 at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at The NEC, Birmingham.

It was another successful event and over the busy weekend, it was great to meet so many people. If you missed us, contact our specialist team today for any timber engineering enquiries: 📞01480 309900 and keep an eye on our website and social media pages to see what event we are attending next.  

21 Mar 2024
The first day of the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

We are set for the first day of the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at The NEC, Birmingham. If you’re attending, pop by to speak to our specialist team, you can find us on stand C110.

01 Mar 2024
Check out our new Stairs brochure

There is nothing more impressive than a beautifully designed staircase to add a sense of luxury and grandeur to your home. Click here to view

26 Feb 2024
Last weekend the David Smith St Ives team were exhibiting at the BuildIt Live Show in Kent.

It was great to meet with so many different people to discuss the exciting self-build projects they have planned. If you missed us, you can still contact the team for any timber engineering or self-build enquiry.

12 Feb 2024
The team are preparing for the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The team are preparing for the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at The NEC, Birmingham from 21 – 24 March 2024. The UK’s biggest and most inspiring event for self-builders and renovators, looking for help with their build project. The team are gearing up for what will be a fantastic event, you can find us […]

23 Jan 2024
David Smith St Ives is proud to sponsor St Ives town football club U15

The team enjoyed a trip to St George’s Park, the home of England’s national teams, for a training session.

15 Jan 2024
Next month we are exhibiting at Buildit Live in Kent.

Next month we are exhibiting at Buildit Live in Kent. The UK’s most practical and informative self-build exhibition is being held at Kent Event Centre in Maidstone on 24th & 25th February 2024. To claim your free ticket for 2, worth £24 please follow the link below; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-it-live-south-east-2024-tickets-547273308197 We look forward to seeing you there.

02 Jan 2024
Happy New Year to our valued customers and suppliers

Happy New Year to our valued customers and suppliers, we look forward to working with you throughout 2024 and hope it’s a successful year.

18 Dec 2023
David Smith St Ives will be closed for the festive period from 5pm on the 21st December and will re-open on 2nd January 2024

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and suppliers for your support throughout 2023. We wish you all a Merry Christmas 🎄 and a Happy New Year.

07 Dec 2023
David Smith St Ives Christmas Packages

The David Smith St Ives elves have been busy putting together the Christmas gift packages to spread the festive cheer.   Special thanks to BrewBoard and Cromwell Cider for the collaboration on the beer and cider.  

04 Dec 2023
Posi-Joist, Roof Truss & Spandrel Panels manufactured

Posi-Joist, Roof Truss & Spandrel Panels manufactured, awaiting confirmation from our valued customer for when they are needed on-site  

08 Nov 2023
The December issue of Grand Designs Magazine is out and we are proud to be in it

At David Smith St Ives we design and manufacture a full range of bespoke structural and architectural timber engineered products. For more than 60 years, we’ve been a preferred and trusted supplier to housebuilders, contractors, architects, and self-builders. For further information, contact us today: 01480 309900  

20 Oct 2023
David Smith St Ives two-year commitment to St Ives Rugby Club

It is important to us here at David Smith St Ives to support local teams and the local community. We are delighted to agree a two-year support commitment to St Ives Rugby Club to run through to 2025. Adam Ding pictured with Club Chairman, Ross Thompson and age grade players, when he visited the club […]

15 Oct 2023
Our 2024 Charity Calendars are now available

Our 2024 Charity Calendars are now available. We are proud to continue our support of a great cause with all monies raised supporting CRASH Charity.   To get your copy, contact [email protected]  

10 Oct 2023
Progress pictures of ongoing Roof Truss project

Our specialist teams love a challenge, and this fitted the bill perfectly. The requirement was for 13m spanning Attic Trusses with a 9m room span. Working with the client, our specialist Roof Truss team were able to adjust the second-floor layout so that vertical studs could be built into the trusses and be hidden in […]

02 Oct 2023
David Smith St Ives Sponsorship with Hartford Rangers Football Club

We love to support the local community and are proud to sponsor Hartford Rangers this season who play in the Cambridgeshire County League. Adam Ding is pictured last week presenting the David Smith St Ives shirts to the team. Good luck for the season ahead, hopefully you can build on your incredible start of 4 […]

29 Sep 2023
David Smith St Ives Sponsorship with Somersham Town Football Club U14’s.

We are proud to sponsor Somersham Town Football Club U14’s this season. 3 games into the season and sadly without a win … but the team fought hard for a draw last week and there are plenty of signs of improvement. Onwards and upwards.

25 Sep 2023
Homebuilding & Renovating Show, London, 22-24 September

We had a great time at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. It was so lovely to meet so many people! If you missed us, you can still contact the team today for any timber engineering enquiry. 📞 01480 309900 📧 [email protected]

31 Aug 2023
David Smith St Ives Sponsorship with St Ives Rugby Club.

Best of the luck for the season ahead St Ives Rugby Club. We are delighted to continue our sponsorship and support for the club who open the season this weekend. The 1st team host Huntingdon Rugby Club and the 2nd team are away to Wymondham Rugby Club. Go well and we look forward to the […]

25 Aug 2023
Next Month we will be at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show!

We’re looking forward to attending The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 22 – 24 September 2023 at the Excel, London. To get 2 free tickets click here.

16 Aug 2023
We are pleased to announce the continuation of our fantastic partnership with St Ives Town Football Club, read all about it here.
10 Aug 2023
We are excited to take delivery of our new electric Combi Lift side loader which arrived this week.

We are excited to take delivery of our new electric Combi Lift side loader which arrived this week. This is part of the David Smith St Ives plans to achieve Net Zero by 2030. The loader will be used for loading Roof Trusses, I-Joists, Posi-Floors and Panels.

19 Jul 2023
David Smith St Ives Timber Engineered Products

At David Smith St Ives we’re one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of timber engineered products, including: Firedoor setsStairsI-JoistsPosi-JoistGlulam   See how we can help by getting in touch today:📞01480 309900📧[email protected]

07 Jul 2023
The Homebuilding and Renovating Show, Surrey, 1st-2nd July

Last week we were at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Sandown Park, Surrey. It was lovely to see so many of you there. If you didn’t get the chance to see us or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:01480 [email protected]

30 Jun 2023
Congratulations to David Smith employee Alan Butt on completing the Rat Race.

Congratulations to David Smith employee Alan Butt ran the Rat Race event “The Wall” to raise money for a fellow employee who has recently had successful treatment for cancer. Below is a message from Alan: “I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone in the company for an overwhelming show of […]

16 Jun 2023
BuildIt Live Show on the 10th and 11th of June at Bicester Heritage

What a great time we had at the weekend at BuildIt Live Show at Bicester Heritage, it was lovely to meet so many of you!! We’re now looking forward to the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Sandown Park, Surrey on 1st & 2nd July, you can get your complimentary tickets on the Homebuilding & Renovating Show website. Contact […]

07 Jun 2023
Progress pictures of current work near Saffron Walden.

Progress pictures of work taking place on the ground floor of a project we are currently working on near Saffron Walden. David Smith St Ives are involved in the design and supply of walls, floors and roof, all of which will use I-Joists. Images here show the ground floor walls currently being erected. Keep an […]

02 Jun 2023
Its nearly Race season!!

It’s nearly race season again, and we look forward to seeing our sponsored race driver Aaron Lask back on the tracks again soon.

As part of our continual company investment, we’re proud to showcase our recently renovated meeting room and offices.

At David Smith St Ives, we think small details make a big difference, in every part of our business.

26 May 2023
David Smith employee is tackling the 70-mile ultra marathon for a fellow employee.

On the 17th of June, David Smith employee, Alan Butt is tackling the 70-mile Ultramarathon RAT RACE event “The Wall” through historic Hadrian’s Wall country, in a continuous fully supported and way-marked journey. Alan has decided to run this for charity, he has chosen to run for a cancer charity following a fellow employee being […]

18 May 2023
We offer a premium delivery service with our FASTRACK delivery.

We offer a premium delivery service with our FASTRACK delivery. Get your Trusses and Joists in 5 days from receipt of signed drawings!

12 May 2023
Next month we will be at the BuildIt Live Show!

Next month we will be at the BuildIt Live show taking place at Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire.⠀We look forward to seeing you all there! Don’t miss out on your complementary tickets, click here.

04 May 2023
Check out our new Firedoors brochure to learn more about our firedoor sets product range and design options.

Click here to download the brochure

28 Apr 2023
Congratulations to Glenn Miller, who retires today after being with the business for “49 years”.

Glenn is pictured with his son Josh who also works for the business and also pictured holding his retirement gift from the business & the staff at David Smith. Glenn had always wanted a @tagheuer watch and is with our pleasure we were able to present him with this today.⠀ Glenn is looking forward to his retirement […]

18 Apr 2023
Bespoke staircase manufacture in progress

Bespoke staircase manufacture in progress: · Full oak cut string · Brass slip prevention, tread inserts · Round Sapele inlays to the newels · Bespoke Spindle design All designed and preassembled for delivery to a property in Mayfair, London. For all your project design and build needs get in touch at 01480 309900

11 Apr 2023
Ryan joins the DSSI Roof Truss Department as an Estimator / Designer

Having worked for Galliford Try after studying Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management at Nottingham Trent University. In his spare time, Ryan is a keen golfer playing off 10, and an avid Arsenal supporter.  

06 Apr 2023
We will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Happy Easter from the whole David Smith team.

28 Mar 2023
The David Smith St Ives team had a great time at the Homebuilding and Renovating show at the NEC Birmingham.

The David Smith St Ives team had a great time at the Homebuilding and Renovating show at the NEC Birmingham. Thank you to all those who came to say hello!

24 Mar 2023
Congratulations to Aaron Lask

Congratulations to Aaron Lask on his Win at the Kimbolton circuit last week and Fastest Lap as preparation for the 1st Round of the 2023 British Championship at PFI 28th to 30th of April. 

The David Smith St Ives Staircase brochure is now available

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20 Mar 2023
This month we welcome a new starter to our team- Dom Fairholm.

Dom joins us after completing his A-levels, and is looking forward to progressing a career within the roof truss department at David Smith St. Ives Ltd. In his spare time Dom referees youth football matches, and is a keen Nottingham Forest fan.

08 Mar 2023
We’re looking forward to exhibiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 23rd – 26th March 2023.

To register for 2 free tickets and to book: https://bit.ly/3Hql4Me We look forward to seeing you there, you can find us on stand G104

30 Jan 2023
Congratulations to Robert Booth who has been promoted to Design Manager in our Door Department.

Robert has over 16 years’ experience within the business and has proven himself to be a great mentor to the design team.

27 Jan 2023
We’re delighted to announce that Wyckham Blackwell Group of Companies, off-site Dormers are now officially accepted on the #NHBCaccepts list.
24 Jan 2023
Our latest new Arctic Tractor Unit joins our delivery fleet this week
12 Jan 2023
We are pleased to welcome back Scott Neighbour to our Doorset Department as Senior Contract Co-ordinator.

Scott was originally with us for over 9 years before taking a couple of years away from work and brings a wealth of experience back to the door design team.

10 Jan 2023
Wyckham Blackwell and The Keystone Group are delighted to announce their joint acquisition of The Roof Truss Company Northern on 3/1/23

Click here to read the full statement.

22 Nov 2022
The 2023 Charity Calendar is now available

The 2023 Charity Calendar is now available, grab your copy whilst you can. All monies raised will support CRASH Charity.

21 Nov 2022
Another 1st Place Result for David Smith St Ives Supported Driver Aaron Lask in the End of Season Kimbolton Race Meeting in the TKM Extreme Class
14 Nov 2022
Solar Panels Installed at David Smith St Ives Ltd

New solar panels are being installed on the roof of David Smith St Ives. The panels represent a major investment by the company as we seek to reduce our carbon footprint. The final system will consist of nearly 1500 panels, cover 3000m2 of roof, and we hope to generate 573kw of power.

19 Oct 2022
St Ives Town FC announce a fantastic new partnership with David Smith St Ives Limited
14 Oct 2022
Well done to Aaron Lask, our local St Ives supported driver, for another great result in the TKM Extreme Kart Championship at the Kimbolton Circuit.

A second place in the final from seventh on the grid with the fastest lap as well!

30 Sep 2022
Congratulations to Aaron Lask our David Smith St Ives Local Sponsored Driver

Congratulations to Aaron Lask our David Smith St Ives Local Sponsored Driver on his race win last Sunday at the last round of the British TKM Extreme Kart Championship! Aaron’s win secured him third place overall for the season at the PFI International Circuit.

07 Jul 2020
COVID-19 TRADING UPDATE

David Smith St Ives Limited have been returning to work in a controlled manner over a number of weeks, with more production staff returning each week as we develop and learn how to operate in a Covid-19 secure environment. Our production facilities are now fully operational and able to respond to customers’ requirements in a […]

06 Nov 2019
“Shiver Me Timbers” David Smith roof trusses reach Antarctica

“Shiver Me Timbers” David Smith roof trusses reach Antarctica Working in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey our humble roof trusses manufactured in rural Cambridgeshire have made quite the epic journey.  Luckily our contact Connor Grange (building surveyor for the B.A.S) has provided us with this fantastic report which we are very happy to share […]

01 Nov 2019
David Smith make their debut on the exhibition circuit!

October 9th 2019 saw us present our first exhibition stand attending Grand Designs Live at the NEC, Birmingham. Designed, built and manned by the DS team the show was attended by an excess of 60,000 people over the five days. The stand consisted of all our own products such as the Glulam portal frame and […]

30 May 2019
David Smith St Ives launches new website as ‘go-to place’ for engineered timber products

David Smith St Ives has launched a new website, which aims to help architects, contractors, housebuilders and self-builders when sourcing engineered timber products. For those embarking on a new project – whether they’re an architect looking for doorsets for a public sector project, or an SME housebuilder sourcing a high-end timber staircase for a luxury […]