Specialist in timber lays foundations in England

A business describing itself as one of Scotland's largest offsite timber frame specialists has launched a permanent sales office and showroom in England, where it aims to treble turnover over the next three years.

Scotframe has 160 staff and a 35 million turnover. Picture: Contributed.

Established in 1989, Scotframe has 160 staff and a £35 million turnover. It has manufacturing facilities in Inverurie, where it is based, and Cumbernauld as well as sales offices and showrooms at Inverness and Dundee.

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It was bought by Saint-Gobain – a global group with 18,000 employees in the UK – in November, a move Scotframe believes will help accelerate its growth across England, where its annual turnover is £2.5m. It is boosting operations at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon, and is hiring a member of staff who will be based there.

Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe, said Scotland is a leader in timber frame construction, but he sees the market share in England “steadily rising and I believe this trend will continue”.