Who we are

Taylor Lane manufacture approximately 2500 Timber Frame Kits a year, ranging from one off projects, to huge housing association and nursing home builds. This gives us an annual turnover of £12M. Our offices and manufacturing facilities are located in Hereford where we employ over 100 staff.

Managing Directors:

Colin Taylor & Barrie Lane

Senior Managers:

Steve Griffiths – Senior Design Manager

Paul Harris – Senior Contracts Manager

Jon Lane – Senior Production Manager

Wayne Ricketts – Senior Business Development Manager

Mike Saez – Senior Design Coordination Manager

Sales / Business Development

Our Sales team is run by our Senior Business Development Manager, Wayne Ricketts, who liaises closely with existing clients who are heading up new projects, as well as building relationships with potential new clients.

Projects range from local extensions, through to self builds, and up to large care homes and developments all over the country.  We can also ship our kits to Europe, and have supplied a number of bespoke kits to customers in France and Jersey.

Padraig Hurley, Self Build Manager, looks after those wishing to build their dream home, or who are building a one off house to sell on. He is able to guide you through the process, offering his expert advice along the way, should you need it. If you have ideas about a build why not contact Padraig to arrange a meeting.


From conception to development, our estimating team mediate between sales, technical and production staff to provide our clients with the best help and support we can offer. We deal with many large Housing Associations and healthcare development contracts as well as small developers and self build projects. The estimators liaise with clients on a day to day basis, giving competitive fixed prices, fully specified quotations from architectural drawings and finding the best and most cost effective solutions to many technical queries.

Design Office

The Design Office has multi skilled Timber Frame designers who also specialise in Posi Floor, Roof Truss and Steel Frame design.

The department has 15 seats working on a modern CAD/CAM system, which links directly to the saws in the factory. Plans are produced from Architects drawings, which are ideally 1:50 scale plans, elevations, and sections, with the most successful jobs being those where the Architect designs to Timber Frame and has a clear understanding of how Timber Frame works. Our standard details can be viewed and downloaded online (LINK). Just register with us so you can access the login section of our site, or alternatively contact us for more information.

We have a rigorous in house checking procedure to ensure that Taylor Lane’s high standards are continually maintained.


The Contracts Department deals with all contracts and any project issues. The manager, Paul Harris, also arranges and coordinates pre-Start Meetings, Health & Safety, Erectors’ Contracts, Crane/Forklift Method Statements and liaises with the Taylor Lane Site Supervisors.

The Site Supervisors travel to sites where Taylor Lane are contracted to erect. They monitor the progress and quality of the Timber Frame and erectors’ workmanship, as well as deal with site issues.

The Contracts Department is also responsible for the daily delivery program, relating to the Timber Frame kits, and the administration staff will liaise with erectors on behalf of the client.


Our production department is split into several divisions.

The factories total an area covering 4,580 Sq.m. We employ around 50 skilled operatives who work a day and night shift to keep the factory running to its maximum potential. We have a CAD/CAM link set up between the Design Office and our factory for efficient and accurate production of panels.

Soft wood floors, I-Beam Floors and Posi Strut engineered floors are all available, along with Roof Trusses and steel fabrication, which are manufactured in-house (see Manufacturing Facilities and our Product pages for further information.) There is also a dedicated area for second fix joinery, pre-hung doors, skirting and architrave, windows and doors (wood or uPVC) and stairs, which can all also be included in your order.