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Stonewood Projects at Cirencester

Stonewood Partnerships, which specialises in building distinctive new homes in beautiful locations, has selected our 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 and close to Siddington C of E School.  Orchard Field will comprise a mixture of 1, 2, 3, 4 …

Net Zero Strategy – Our Response

Just ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November the Government have released their much-anticipated Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener, focusing on reducing emissions and supporting the transition across the economy to reach net zero by 2050 – and in some areas by 2035. Boris Johnson talks of the UK in a leadership role: “By moving first and taking bold …

We Go Greener

Stewart Milne Timber Systems in Witney has entered a partnership agreement with Smiths Trade Waste Services for the collection and disposal of all waste material from the factory, a move which will substantially improve the factory’s green credentials. The agreement, which sees Smiths appointed as Waste Services Provider Partner, comes following a review of SMTS’s waste management processes. The agreement …

Stewart Milne Group divests timber systems business

Stewart Milne Group is selling its market leading timber systems business to focus on investing in the growth of Stewart Milne Homes across Scotland and North West England. The independent housebuilder and manufacturer of timber frame for offsite construction is capitalising on Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ (SMTS) position as the recognised UK market leader by putting the business up for …

Taylor Wimpey at Hemlington

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 …

Barratt Lavender Grange, Lower Stondon

Lavender Grange is in the village of Lower Stondon in Bedfordshire. A development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes surrounded by idyllic countryside, it is within easy reach of everyday amenities in the village and only 10 minutes’ drive from Hitchin town centre. Many of the homes benefit from plenty of flexible space and home offices to ensure that …

Building career ladders for apprentices at West Herts College

Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS) is proud to be partnering with West Herts College as it leads the sustainable challenge, encouraging future workforces to focus on timber frame building solutions. As part of an industry collaboration, we will work with Hertfordshire college to recruit 12 apprentices who will work with DTS trusted supply chain partners, SE Carpentry and Hyspec Carpentry & Construction. The …

Housing Minister visits Redcar site

Our timber frame work on the Vistry site at Kirkleatham, Redcar, is in the news courtesy of Richard Bellis, Senior Reporter at The Northern Echo. The article discusses the visit from Chris Pincher, Minister for Housing, who wanted to see the investment being made into new houses in the area.  A recent government announcement stated their intention to help thousands …

Working with Watford Community Housing

Six former garage sites in Hemel Hempstead have been repurposed to provide new homes to be let at 80 per cent of market rate. The development programme aims to improve accessibility to modern, energy-efficient housing for those unable to afford to rent or buy a home on the open market. In response to the total, Watford Community Housing will deliver …

The AIMC4 project

AIMC4 was a unique award winning innovation partnership, created to research, develop and pioneer the volume production of fabric first low-carbon energy efficient homes for the future. It stands for ‘the Application of Innovative Materials, products and processes to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 energy performance’. The AIMC4 consortium was set up in 2009 to develop and …