Timber specialist to supply housing association with frames for 1,500 homes
Stewart Milne Timber Systems has signed an agreement to build and deliver timber frames for housing association L&Q.
The Witney-based timber specialist will deliver frames for more than 1,500 homes for the housing association, one of the UK’s largest, which plans to build around 100,000 homes in the next 10 years.
The firm, which has three manufacturing centres in the UK, said it also planned to back L&Q on bids for standalone contracts on the open market.
Alex Goodfellow, Stewart Milne’s group managing director, said the closed-panel timber frames would initially go into an L&Q development in Birnam Mews in Tiddington and Saxon Reach, in Milton Keynes, with deliveries set for this spring.
“This is an ambitious and innovative partnership which lays down a significant marker for how new homes can be built at pace and to exacting design standards,” he added.
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, L&Q’s group director of development and sales, welcomed the deal and said offsite manufacturing would “speed up the delivery and build quality of our developments while reducing the costs of projects”.