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 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.
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.
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.
Now & Future
Workforce – 150 employees
Manufacturing space – 50,000m2 over six acres + additional development site
Investment in manufacturing equipment and training
2500 timber frame units manufactured each year
Taylor Lane Services
"The supply and delivery of materials was well-managed and the quality was excellent. The erection of the frame was carried out promptly and professionally, and completed on programme."
Jerry Palmer, Contracts Manager, E G Carter & Co Ltd
"I thought I would let you know that the neighbours have contacted us to say that we have selected excellent builders [erectors] - careful, considerate, tidy, pleasant and quiet."
Jonathan Preece, Developer
"This was my first self-build and a lifelong dream. It was a little daunting to begin with but I have learned that it’s all about the team you have around you, without that your dream can turn into a nightmare! I had a brilliant team and Taylor Lane were an essential part of that; they were approachable, professional and experts in their field, I felt in very good hands."
Dave Carpenter, Selfbuilder
"Taylor Lane has been one of our stand-out performers. They have really singled themselves out; it’s the kind of performance you remember. We have established a strong partnership between the two organisations and they feature as one of our leading contractors. I would happily continue this working relationship for future developments."