Our Story


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 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.


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 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.


Machinery Investment

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


Taylor Lane (Wales) Opens

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


New Directors

We have made several changes to our structure after a period of sustained growth, and the sad loss of joint managing director, Barrie Lane.

We have appointed directors from our long-standing management team.  Steve Griffiths is promoted to technical director, alongside Liam Hale as construction director; Paul Harris, contracts director; Jon Lane, commercial director; and Wayne Ricketts to sales director.  Co-founder, Colin Taylor remains as managing director.

Top Row (L-R): Colin Taylor, Jon Lane and Paul Harris

Bottom Row (L-R) Liam Hale,  Steve Griffiths and Wayne Ricketts


Celebrating 40 Years

We are incredibly proud to be celebrating 40 years in business.  This is a wonderful achievement and is testament to the dedication, hard-work and commitment of our founders, directors, management and staff – past and present.

We are one of the longest-serving timber frame manufacturers in the UK.


Under New Ownership

On 4th May we announced new ownership of Taylor Lane Timber Frame following an acquisition by  major UK home builder, Cala Group.

Co-founder Colin Taylor has taken this opportunity to retire from the business and Jonathan Lane has accepted the position of Managing Director.

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