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The Sigma House 2007

A Model for Green Homes. UK’s first near zero carbon home – CSHL5 In 2007 Stewart Milne Group built the award winning Sigma Home, the first home in the UK, designed and built to Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Constructed at the BRE Innovation Park Watford in eight weeks and comprising a pair of semi-detached homes, one …

AIMCH

The UK Government has stated that the UK needs an additional 120,000 homes each year. The housing sector faces many challenges in meeting this target, including skills shortages, an ageing workforce, poor productivity, low output and low affordability. Set up in 2019, AIMCH (Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes) is a three-year research & development project aiming to …

Product of the Year 2020

We were very proud when Stewart Milne Timber Systems won the Housebuilder HBF 2020 Product Award for ‘Best Building Fabric Product’ with our Sigma® II Build System. Our Sigma® II Build System is a cost effective, closed panel, fabric first solution that delivers an affordable, reliable, simple to install Build System, promoting a ‘Fit and Forget’ approach to the building’s …

Birds Marsh View, Chippenham

Birds Marsh View is an exciting new community in a much-sought after area of North Chippenham, comprising a selection of 2,3 & 4 bedroom homes and 1 &2 bedroom apartments  surrounded by 11 acres of open space. Close by is Birds Marsh Woods nature trails, with 6.5km of footpaths and cycleways to explore. There are also plans to plant more …

Guideposts Charity and DTS

Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS) has donated timber offcuts to local Witney charity, Guideposts Trust, in a first step in the organisation’s fruitful new charity partnership. Guideposts Outdoor Wellbeing Hub received its first delivery of wood from the UK’s leading offsite timber frame manufacturer last month, which will be used in gardening and woodwork classes at Guideposts Dig ‘n’ Grow service for adults with learning …

SMTS speaker at CE Housing Summit

REPRESENTATIVES from some of the housing industry’s biggest names have been announced as speakers at one of the Midlands’ leading construction events. Speakers from Cundall, Barratt Developments, Stewart Milne Group and the Welsh government will present at June’s CE Midlands Housing Summit, organised by Constructing Excellence Midlands. The summit’s keynote presentation will be delivered by Colette McCann, Birmingham City Council’s acting assistant …

Build Build Build – Boom or Bust

Annual house price growth rose to 10.9 per cent in May, the highest level in nearly seven years. Prices shot up 1.8 per cent month-on-month, following a 2.3 per cent rise in April, according to new Nationwide data. The new record average house price is £243k, up by almost £24k over the past twelve months. A year ago, activity collapsed …

Alex Goodfellow appointed Confederation of Timber Industries chair

Alex Goodfellow, CEO at Donaldson Offsite, has been appointed chair of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), which represents the UK’s timber supply chain. Succeeding Roy Wakeman OBE, Alex Goodfellow has more than 35 years’ experience of working within the housebuilding and offsite timber frame industry, bringing vast and varied experience to the Chair role of the CTI, having previously …

Not all sustainability terms are carbon copies!

For those that have been in and around the timber industry for many years, the drive for sustainability isn’t a new thing. The inherent properties of using timber from well managed forests has always felt like a good space to be in and creates a sense of doing the right thing for the planet. As the interest and demand in …

DTS selects IFS to optimise offsite manufacturing

IFS’s Cloud ERP solution to help award-winning UK construction systems manufacturer digitize value chain and increase efficiency London, April 8, 2021 – With the construction industry’s increasing focus on reducing both carbon footprints and build times, UK offsite timber frame manufacturer Stewart Milne Timber Systems decided to replace its legacy business system, which could no longer support its project-based business, with an industry-specific enterprise …