October 8, 2021
Taylor Wimpey were looking for an efficient and cost-effective solution to fully supply and erect 237 units during Phase 3 and Phase 4 of its Hemlington development in North Yorkshire and chose Stewart Milne Timber Systems to deliver.
Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ planned approach to integrated project management ensured reliable, high-quality production safely and without disruption.
The greenfield site is a stone’s throw from Hemlington in Middlesbrough. It is a mixed development of three- and four-bedroom semi-detached homes, including two-storey and two-and-a-half-storey homes. The community is located in beautiful countryside surroundings close to Hemlington Lake and Bonny Grove Nature Reserve. The area also boasts plenty of open-air amenities including playing fields and parks and is in close proximity to several schools including Hemlington Hall Academy.
The challenges we faced were that this was a new process implementation for timber frame construction for this region for Taylor Wimpey. We needed to build this development at pace, and subcontractors needed help with pricing information which we delivered.
Our dedicated project scheduling and site management personnel ensured that each unit was erected in a day, on time, with a quality inspection record, allowing for a seamless production plan and a smooth helping hand throughout the construction schedule.
We used our open panel Alpha system with chipboard factory finished cassette flooring, as well as a trussed roof installed in situ, with the 2.5 storey homes fitted with an insulated roof cassette. We completed the development ahead of schedule over a total timeframe of fourteen months.
The development also maintains our reputation as a sustainable construction company, as the timber frame construction used has a smaller carbon footprint than traditional masonry construction.
“Working with them has been effortless, from doing the concept on site to calling them up. Dates were never missed for providing the timber frames. Organisation and working to the programme were both done well.
It was helpful having Stewart Milne Timber Systems as a support network. Andy oversaw technical issues and Ian was always on the other end of the phone if we needed anything. They provide high quality timber frames and perform well. Quality was up to scratch on the site. Problems never arose with the work done by the guys on the development.
I’d definitely recommend Stewart Milne Timber Systems because the experience we’ve had has been so good. There is no reason not to use them.”
Joe Evans, Site Manager, Hemlington Grange, Taylor Wimpey