30 years’ experience
The Ecotrus story
On a cold January morning in Plymouth, Thomas was inserting heavy steel RSJ beams into the roof of a property that weighed 300kg.
With a few referrals to insert the same beams into other properties Thomas met up with the structural engineer on site to check layouts and measurements and asked the question ‘why the steels were so big’. The answer was “due to expected heavier snowfalls due to climate change”.
This got Thomas thinking and a couple of days later he asked the structural engineer why builders didn’t construct a solid frame around existing trusses to not only fulfil the weight bearing load but would also allow the opportunity to increase head height. Using smaller metal beams would also help Thomas’s back when trying to get these items into position.
The engineer was a little startled and stated that it was a great idea but something that wasn’t on the market at the minute due to the amount of time it would take to develop all the correct calculations and drawings.
That was all the fuel required to set Thomas on a new journey of discovery which led ultimately to the ecoTrus system.
Once the CAD Drawings were confirmed and signed off, Thomas approached a light gauge steel rolling plant in Brighouse. They built the first prototype including patented fixings which has now taken the UK by storm.
After two year of development and a years on the market ecoTrus now has patents for the system in the UK and pending patents in Europe and the USA.
Thomas Tolson came from a humble background. His father was an engineer and his grandfather was a carpenter. Thomas ran a successful loft conversion company for 10 years and went on to develop the ecoTrus system based on his own experience in this sector.
ecoTrus head office is based in Leeds with our steel plant in Brighouse. The systems we have implemented in 2022 follow all our leads through to completion using dedicated and highly qualified personnel.
We are all very proud of our work and every employee is proud to be part of the ecotrus family!
2022 will be a notable year for us as we grow rapidly with potential franchises on the horizon.
Want to become an approved installer?
If you fancy joining our team then please get in touch.
Training will be provided but we do expect you to have a foundation in construction and have been in business for 3 years as a minimum to become an approved installer.