A new timber frame business has opened in Nantyglo, Blaenau Gwent, South Wales.
Taylor Lane (Wales) Ltd will provide timber frame solutions for contractors, developers and self-builders from its premises on Limestone Road, as well as offering complementary products and services including design, estimating and project management.
As an independent business, Taylor Lane (Wales) represents a new challenge for managing directors, Barrie Lane and Colin Taylor.
“We saw an opportunity to establish a new business and Wales made economic sense, as a location and employment base,” said Lane.
“We have already received incredible support and encouragement from the Council and local business leaders. We are looking forward to extending the facility and services of Taylor Lane (Wales), as the Welsh Government pledges funds to build 20,000 affordable homes over the next four years.”
The factory and offices – including over 30,000 sqft of manufacturing facilities – were officially opened by former Wales International and British Lion, Brynmor Williams.
Taylor Lane (Wales) welcomed Blaenau Gwent County Borough (BGCBC) council cabinet members for regeneration and economic development, Councillor David Davis and deputy leader – Councillor Garth Collier; members of the BGCBC environment and regeneration team, director Richard Crook and head of regeneration Ellie Fry; Councillor Wayne Hodgins; representatives from Thomas Carroll Group and NatWest. Visitors were greeted with refreshments before a presentation and factory tour.
Councillor David Davies, executive member for regeneration and economic development said: “We are delighted that Taylor Lane have chosen Nantyglo to establish a new timber frame business. This will provide an added boost to the building industry in our area, especially as the Welsh Government is committed to building affordable homes throughout Blaenau Gwent. Additionally, timber frame house construction offers many benefits, they are quicker than traditional buildings to construct and provide many environmental advantages”.
(L-R) Taylor Lane (Wales) joint managing director, Barrie Lane; former Wales International and British Lion, Brynmor Williams and Taylor Lane (Wales) joint managing director, Colin Taylor.