The Leominster-based company that developed the award-winning J-Strut prop is aiming for a huge 2024, after launching an online retail outlet.

J-strut  offers a faster, safer and easier alternative to conventional acrow props, and the system is now being sold exclusively at

The firm decided to sell direct to ensure that customers have access to the ‘smarter way of propping’ at the best possible price, with the MSRP set at £39.95 each for 10+ units.

New partnerships with Peartree Logistics and other national carriers have enabled the J-struts to be delivered nationwide, with next-day delivery now available.

“It has been a significant time for our business, with two milestone moments taking place within a matter of months," explained  J-strut’s product champion, Will Helme.

“After all the interest J-strut has received, both from a productivity and safety perspective and all the builder-led development and testing, we are now fulfilling orders via our dedicated online shop."

J-strut is the brainchild of engineers at Grove Design. The patented pinion gear fits on a standard half-inch impact wrench. By meshing the pinion gear with its counterparts fitted on the J-strut, the operator can adjust the support height and disengage the load at the press of a trigger.

Other considerations surrounding operator welfare have also been addressed by Grove, such as coating the wire leash in rubber to prevent frayed wires becoming a skin puncture hazard, as well as displaying details of a free chat service run by Mates in Mind, a charity established by the British Safety Council to provide sector-specific mental health support.

“We had a huge amount of interest from the hire industry when we exhibited at the Executive Hire show in 2022," Will added.

“We’re now in a strong position to help hire companies usher in the next generation of props, with sales traction, testimonials from builders, as well as a rapidly growing social media presence and awards to our name."

See J-strut and meet the team on stand k51 at the 2024 Executive Hire Show.