A timber roof truss manufacturer that was established just two years ago has invested in a brand new facility, initially creating 12 jobs.

Scotts Timber Engineering (STE) has gone from strength to strength since it was founded with the support of well-respected and established family firm, Scotts of Thrapston, a leading supplier of Joinery and Timber Engineering products.

Richard Evans, managing director of STE, says the popularity of timber in construction has led to a significant increase in output in the past 12 to 18 months and the rapid growth of the business. The new manufacturing facility will ensure the company can continue to prosper in the years to come.

“At STE we specialise in taking the benefits of environmentally friendly timber as a construction material and exploiting its strengths to achieve 21st century design solutions, such as roof trusses and metal web joists,” explains Richard. “Many housebuilders and construction firms are enjoying the benefits of timber in construction and since day one we have been busy with orders.

“In the last twelve months alone, construction output in private housing has seen double digit growth*, and our rapid reaction times, commitment to customer service and high quality products has allowed us to benefit from this surge. This is in line with our forecast and has meant that we are on track with our expansion plans resulting in the creation of a brand new facility in Redditch.”

The new premises will be based at Washford Industrial Estate on Heming Road and will see the integration of specialist timber manufacturing machinery such as table presses and computer driven truss systems.

Ten manufacturing jobs have been created together with an additional designer and trainee designer to cater for the company’s growth. Richard adds: “This site of the new facility is over two acres in size with the factory covering 15,000 square feet, meaning the company can continue to grow as our order book grows and capacity can be quickly stepped up as the need arises.

“The ability to make such a significant investment at this time is testament to the relationships the STE team has already established with our current clients. In a short space of time we have established ourselves as one of the country’s leading truss suppliers and we will continue to lead the way as we head into the next chapter in our company’s growth.”

Machinery and equipment will be installed throughout December with the factory up and running by January 2015.

STE provides high quality roof trusses, easi-joist metal web beams, spandrel panels and feature trusses to a range of companies including Persimmon Homes and G F Tomlinson.

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