Announcement – Barrie Lane

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Barrie Lane, co-founder and joint managing director of Taylor Lane Timber Frame.  After a short illness, Barrie passed away on the morning of Sunday 29th November 2020, aged 67.

A recognised figure in the timber frame world, Barrie devoted almost 50 years of his career to the industry.  In 1982, he started Taylor Lane Timber Frame with friend and former colleague, Colin Taylor.  They began building frames in a small factory in Hereford; growing to a multi-million-pound business manufacturing around 2500 timber frame units each year.

Barrie Lane was a warm and courteous man.  Customers and staff held him in great regard and admired his professionalism, sheer determination and friendly but firm manner.  He will be greatly missed.

We extend our deepest condolences to all his family.

As a mark of respect Taylor Lane Timber Frame will be closed for external enquiries on Tuesday 15th December.  Sadly, due to the current restrictions, the funeral service is limited to immediate family and close friends.  Details for flowers and/or donations will be announced soon.



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."

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"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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