Jul 27, 2016

Demand on the rise to tour the benefits of offsite construction

Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of timber systems, has announced a series of factory tour dates after the success of a tour last month to their automated facility in Witney.

In June, over 35 industry professionals attended Stewart Milne Timber Systems Witney offsite manufacturing centre for an introduction to offsite construction. The next two dates have now been announced as September 14 and October 26 with further dates to be added for early 2017.

Attendees of the tour saw first-hand how factory-controlled processes and precision engineering contribute to high quality and performance standards. This comes at a time when there are Government ambitions to erect 1 million homes by 2020 and reduce carbon emissions by 80% in time for 2050.

Hosted in partnership with membership body, the Structural Timber Association, guests listened to seminars, toured the Witney factory, saw live demonstrations of offsite manufacture in action as well as being introduced to some of Stewart Milne Timber Systems' latest product innovations.

Mike Perry, Sales Director at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, said: “We are always happy to welcome our clients to our facility and opening our doors to the wider industry has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the real benefits of offsite construction.

"With a new series of tours now available, we can meet the growing interest in both timber frame and offsite construction that we are experiencing. A visit is a great first step to understanding what offsite offers, how it delivers high performance standards and how we work to value engineer projects to reduce cost.

“Our facility in Witney is unique, with the capacity to produce over 10,000 timber system units per year. Developers, architects, housebuilders and designers seeking to build cost-effectively, sustainably and profitably came to see the advantages offsite construction can offer over other on-site build solutions. By attending, they were able to understand the process step-by-step, ask our specialists questions and share knowledge and experience with like-minded people.”

Register for the next tour by emailing tours@stewartmilne.com to book directly. More information is available on the Stewart Milne Timber Systems website.

Homes For Scotland Home Builders Federation National House-Building Council Royal Institute of British Architects Structural Timber Association Timber Research and Development Association Constructionline British Board of Agrement Wood Campus Build Off Site Building Research Establishment WOOD FOR GOOD

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