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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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

Now & Future 2018


Taylor Lane Services

"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."

1/ 5 Stars

"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."

5/ 5 Stars

"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."

5/ 5 Stars

"The team at Taylor Lane were great to work with throughout – from initial meetings with Padraig Hurley, right through to the CAD designer who produced the exact drawings of the frame, Jake Underhill; and the guys onsite who put the frame together – Darren Gumbley and his team. "

5/ 5 Stars
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