National Timber Systems Appoints Design Director

National Timber Systems, the engineered wood products division of National Timber Group, has appointed Julian Elsbury to the newly created role of NTS Design Director.

Julian has almost 40 years’ experience in engineered wood products design, sales and management and is well-respected in the industry.


He has been NTS Design Manager since 2020 when he joined the division from Pasquill. Based in Bristol, he has led the design teams across NTS’s four manufacturing sites at Bristol, Sheffield, Newcastle and Northallerton.

As NTS Design Director Julian will continue to bring consistency of approach to designs as well as ensuring that the National Timber Systems team have the necessary technical and commercial knowledge to provide a best in class experience for its wide range of customers.

Julian Elsbury said: “I am very proud and honoured to be promoted to and entrusted with this key role within the NTS team. I’m looking forward to helping my colleagues steer NTS from strength to strength.

“I am fortunate to have a good team of designers around me and through continual advancement in training and skillset I believe we can grow the business to rank alongside those sitting at the ‘top table’ of our sector.”

Nick Kershaw, NTS Managing Director commented: “Julian quickly established himself as head of the NTS Design Department when he joined us and I am delighted he is our first design director. I am confident that he will continue to improve the way we operate.

“The new role is part of our ambition to be a leader in the specialist engineered wood products market, recognised for innovation and consistent high quality.”

National Timber Systems provides products for housebuilders and developers nationally, including the off-site manufactured panelised roof system NTSROOF, gable and party spandrels, trussed rafters, engineered joists, and floor and roof cassettes.

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