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Factory Operatives

Function: Factory Operatives Vacancy Type: Full Time Location: Westhill, Aberdeen Salary details: Hours per week: 40   Donaldson Timber Systems is part of the Donaldson Group. Established in 1860, Donaldson Group is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. The winning formula to date has been based on our commitment to a highly responsive customer service, embracing the latest industry technology and above all …

2022 Outstanding Award

We are delighted to announce that Donaldson Timber Systems has achieved the 2022 OUTSTANDING AWARD for customer satisfaction.  This has been awarded to us by In-House Research Ltd, our survey partner, who work with many of the national housebuilders in capturing feedback from customers. The Outstanding Award is accredited to companies that achieved a Net Promoter Score of 70 or above, based …

Donaldson Timber Systems rebrands from SMTS

Following our acquisition in 2021, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS) is the new brand of the business formerly known as Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS). Since its acquisition in December 2021, all staff and operations have moved over to the Donaldson Group, with Managing Director, Rod Allan and the former SMTS Board of Directors continuing to drive the business. Alex Goodfellow, …

Our Levelling up the North Discussion

On the 27th of January we launched our “Levelling up the North with Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)” campaign. By launching this campaign and highlighting the projects we have delivered in the North, we have set out to expand on our existing partnerships with Northern affordable housing providers to fire up the economy in this area and partner with additional companies …

The Donaldson Group acquires Stewart Milne Timber Systems

Timber expert, the Donaldson Group, has acquired the UK’s leading timber frame manufacturer, Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS), marking the Donaldson Group’s entry into the timber frame market. Established in 1975 as the timber frame arm of the Stewart Milne Group, Aberdeen-based SMTS is a UK pioneer in timber frame technology and manufacturing, operating throughout the country from three manufacturing …

Continuous Improvement using Captain America’s shield

The last week of November saw us host a young student from Didcot Girls’ School, who is interested in Engineering and was keen to learn more about modern methods of construction. We set up a 3-day work experience placement for her with our maintenance team, where she developed a brief understanding of what it takes to keep the factory running, …

Our North and Midlands work with Vistry

Vistry Partnerships have announced their housing schemes in the North East and Midlands, and asked us to provide timber frame for a share of the properties. The Vistry Partnerships North team have worked on eight new projects that will deliver 1000 homes across the North East.  The initiatives include properties for open market sale, shared ownership, affordable rent, private rent …

Sponsoring the Witney Vikings

SMTS sponsor a local Under 11s football team – the Witney Vikings – who have played their way to victory and won the cup! The Oxford Youth Football League Autumn Cup Final was held on Sunday 21st November between the Witney Vikings and the Europa Titans.  The Witney Vikings were delighted to win 3-0! The Witney Vikings are currently unbeaten, playing …

Stonewood Partnerships chooses SMTS

Stonewood Partnerships, which specialises in building distinctive new homes in beautiful locations, has selected Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ award-winning Sigma® II build system for their build at Orchard Field, a sustainable development of 88 new properties in the village of Siddington near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  Orchard Field will comprise a mixture of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. Stonewood …

Presenting at Be@COP26

Stewart Dalgarno, our Director of Product Development, presented ‘Mainstreaming Timber in Construction’ at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s Wood for Good conference on 2nd November, a conference celebrating the history of timber in construction and how it is growing in use as the zero-carbon construction material of the future.  Stewart’s presentation focused on our timber frame manufacturing as a modern method of construction, …