Harlow Timber Systems Eastern is a Harlow Group business providing engineered timber products to a range of clients from house builders & construction projects to self build or extension requirements.

With a range of roof trusses & engineered joist solutions our team of exerts are ready and on hand to find the right engineered timber solution for your project with a complete quote & design to delivery service.

Harlow Timber Systems Easterm (or HTSE for short) are able to design and supply:

  • Roof Trusses or Trussed Rafters
  • Metal Web / Eco-Joist Engineered Joists
  • I-Beam Engineered Joists
  • Construction & House Builder Timber Supplies

Based in Halstead in Essex HTSE was originally acquired by Harlow in November 2015. 

The business was formerly a builders merchant and roof truss manufacturer with a local heritage dating back to 1977, and following Harlow acquisition in July 2017 HTSE added a new factory to the site to produce & supply I-beam engineered joists. 

In May 2019 HTSE moved it's focus onto the three main manufacturing arms of the business – Roof Truss, Eco-Joist and I-beam engineered products.


Having established itself within the Harlow family of businesses the post Covid lock down rebuild journey was a pivotal time for this business with Managing Director Tony Atlee confidently at the helm with his management team working in a coordinated manner to create an environment of success. 

The route out of lock down and toward a more 'normal' trading pattern began with ensuring that as our employees returned from a period of furlough that the environment they came back to was a as safe and secure as possible. Our team is the foundation of our business and are a key part in making HTSE the success it is today, and as our colleagues returned it felt like a business reborn with a fresh excitement for the challenges ahead.  

As the business wound up to full capacity again we worked collectively to create a prosperous environment where hard work, personal drive & determination is rewarded, and we believe that environment is at the core of our service to our client base in providing engineered timber products to the market with passion & dedication.

We have taken time to ensure that our team know their products and that knowledge & care is translated into a customer experience that is simple, knowledgeable and experienced in handling enquiries for roof trusses & engineered joists projects both for large house build or construction clients to jobbing builders and personal self build requirements. 

As part of the Harlow family Harlow Timber Systems Eastern is flying the flag for the business ad expanding the over groups scope and capabilities into exciting new territory. 

With a four acre site set in the heart of Essex HTSE has expanded it's capabilities recently by offering a timber merchant service by keeping extensive stocks of many of the most popular timber products in the construction & house building sectors, and as our timber sales go from strength to strength we very much look forward to hearing from you with your enquiry for engineered timber products or timber sales requirements.

A personal note from HTSE MD Tony Atlee:

"If you have Drive, Determination, and a passion to succeed, then we can teach the rest – we never give up, we ensure we take the team with us, and no one is left behind or made to feel they are not necessary to make the business a success."

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Meet the team

Tony Atlee

Managing Director

Gwyneth Plummer

Operations Manager

Geoff James

Truss Designer

Adam Pryke

Transport Planner

Dan Hart

Truss Production Planning Manager

Phil Smith

Operations Supervisor

Chris Tracey

Ibeam Manager

Wayne Aldous

Truss Design Manager

Luke Burrage

Truss Designer

Cameron Trundley

Ibeam Designer

About Timber Systems Essex

Harlow Timber Systems Eastern is a Harlow Group business providing engineered timber products to a range of clients from house builders & construction projects to self build or extension requirements.

With a range of roof trusses & engineered joist solutions our team of exerts are ready and on hand to find the right engineered timber solution for your project with a complete quote & design to delivery service.

Harlow Timber Systems Easterm (or HTSE for short) are able to design and supply:

  • Roof Trusses or Trussed Rafters
  • Metal Web / Eco-Joist Engineered Joists
  • I-Beam Engineered Joists
  • Construction & House Builder Timber Supplies

Based in Halstead in Essex HTSE was originally acquired by Harlow in November 2015. 

The business was formerly a builders merchant and roof truss manufacturer with a local heritage dating back to 1977, and following Harlow acquisition in July 2017 HTSE added a new factory to the site to produce & supply I-beam engineered joists. 

In May 2019 HTSE moved it's focus onto the three main manufacturing arms of the business – Roof Truss, Eco-Joist and I-beam engineered products.


Having established itself within the Harlow family of businesses the post Covid lock down rebuild journey was a pivotal time for this business with Managing Director Tony Atlee confidently at the helm with his management team working in a coordinated manner to create an environment of success. 

The route out of lock down and toward a more 'normal' trading pattern began with ensuring that as our employees returned from a period of furlough that the environment they came back to was a as safe and secure as possible. Our team is the foundation of our business and are a key part in making HTSE the success it is today, and as our colleagues returned it felt like a business reborn with a fresh excitement for the challenges ahead.  

As the business wound up to full capacity again we worked collectively to create a prosperous environment where hard work, personal drive & determination is rewarded, and we believe that environment is at the core of our service to our client base in providing engineered timber products to the market with passion & dedication.

We have taken time to ensure that our team know their products and that knowledge & care is translated into a customer experience that is simple, knowledgeable and experienced in handling enquiries for roof trusses & engineered joists projects both for large house build or construction clients to jobbing builders and personal self build requirements. 

As part of the Harlow family Harlow Timber Systems Eastern is flying the flag for the business ad expanding the over groups scope and capabilities into exciting new territory. 

With a four acre site set in the heart of Essex HTSE has expanded it's capabilities recently by offering a timber merchant service by keeping extensive stocks of many of the most popular timber products in the construction & house building sectors, and as our timber sales go from strength to strength we very much look forward to hearing from you with your enquiry for engineered timber products or timber sales requirements.

A personal note from HTSE MD Tony Atlee:

"If you have Drive, Determination, and a passion to succeed, then we can teach the rest – we never give up, we ensure we take the team with us, and no one is left behind or made to feel they are not necessary to make the business a success."

Enquire about our products & services