Our Sectors

Affordable Housing

Whether directly with housing associations or via contractors, we have an extensive catalogue of successfully completed affordable timber frame homes projects. Our approach supports the needs for a cost effective, high performing housing solution that meets the demands of tenant-focused communities through affordable timber housing


Our knowledge base

We have provided solutions to housing developers in the affordable housing construction market for many years. We have used our timber frame house building expertise to good effect when helping to create desirable spaces for new and existing communities. Our building systems have been developed with flexibility and choice in mind to enable affordable home builders to buy, dependent upon their own key drivers whether cost, speed of build, building performance or a combination of all. We can provide 1) a full supply and install service; 2) an assisted supply only service; or 3) be the supplier of the systems for you to install.

Our customers include
Vistry Group Housing
Lovell Group housing
Watford Community housing
Cruden group housing
Barnfield construction group
Orbit homes
Sanctuary housing
places for people housing group
Citizen housing group
Engie housing group

Our support

Our client support does not stop at what goes on at site level however. We provide a range of value-adding services that help create long-term successful use of offsite manufacturing to drive on site and general business performance.

House designs

A collaborative approach to the development of standard house type designs and details

Value engineering

Value engineering and cost development

Robust working practice

Creation of robust working practices to supplement existing design and site processes

Zero carbon

Support for zero carbon and sustainability initiatives

Training programmes

Full training programmes for client employees to understand the detail of designing, building and living in timber frame homes

Long-term shared goals

Long-term framework agreements based on mutual commitment to shared goals

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L&Q colleagues visit the Saxon Reach site, Milton Keynes

Our build for L&Q at the Saxon Reach site uses our Sigma® II closed panel system, creating insulated, noise-reducing homes

Our work in action

Bicester Eco Village

Case Study

Bicester Eco Village

September 18, 2020

A2 Dominion’s development in North West Bicester aims to deliver the most sustainable living in the UK for its residents

Saxon Reach, Milton Keynes

Case Study

Saxon Reach, Milton Keynes

September 15, 2020

Saxon Reach, built using our Design Standards of Excellent

The benefits

Reduces fuel poverty
Reduces noise
Supports net zero carbon
Offsite manufacturing

The future

With the increasing concerns about availability of site labour, rising worries about fuel poverty and the push towards a net zero carbon industry, energy-efficient offsite manufacturing has never had a bigger part to play in the affordable house building industry. We’re here to help you successfully manage the challenges and demands facing your organisation.

Building Regulations require 45dB noise reduction between plots and our units out-performed the requirement at 63-69dB. (50% above minimum standards) These tests give us confidence in the Donaldson (previously Stewart Milne) timber frame system.

Ian Millard, Operations Director,

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Fabric Performance