Our Story

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Our Beginning

In November 1982, Colin Taylor and Barrie Lane started Taylor Lane Timber Frame Ltd.  Each with a decade of timber frame experience, they began building frames in a small factory unit in Hereford.

Our Beginning 1982
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Our First Factory

1987 saw us build our first purpose-built factory and offices on Chapel Road, Hereford.

This remains our main site today.  The office has been extended over the years to accommodate our 60+ office staff and the factory is now our steel fabrication building.

Our First Factory 1987
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New Markets

With a reputation for high-quality self-build and one-off properties, the 1990s saw us extend our offering, opening up to the commercial sector, providing kits for developers, contractors and local authorities.

The commercial market has since grown to become our core business.

New Markets 1990s
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New Factories

In the early 00s we purchased two further sites, Thorn and Gatehouse, also on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford.  Aiding our expansion, these two factories remain key in our production process.


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Machinery Investment

We invested in new Hundegger saws for our Hereford factories, further aiding the manufacture of around 2500 timber frame units a year.

Machinery Investment 2018
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Taylor Lane (Wales) Opens

We opened a new 30,000 sq.ft manufacturing facility, Taylor Lane (Wales) in Nantyglo, Blaenau Gwent.

Taylor Lane (Wales) Opens February 2019


Taylor Lane Services

"We have had a very good experience with Taylor Lane, with great service from start to finish. We especially enjoyed the tour of the professional factory."

5/ 5 Stars

"Taylor Lane were key to the design process. They do all the engineering calculations...and tell you if something’s possible or not, calculate the truss requirements etc. "

5/ 5 Stars

"We have a long history with Taylor Lane. They have worked with Lovell and been part of our supply chain for well over 15 years, that I know to. When I have visited Hereford (on a number of occasions), it’s a welcoming business that’s open, honest and transparent on all matters commercial, design, technical. We quickly derived confidence that they were the right choice for us...and that’s been vindicated by performance onsite thereafter."

5/ 5 Stars

"We had worked with them [Taylor Lane] previously and were happy to continue that relationship knowing the quality of the frame and the service that we would receive."

5/ 5 Stars
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