Taylor Lane Invests in Haulage Service

Taylor Lane Timber Frame is pleased to announce investment in a dedicated haulage service with the acquisition of Hereford-based haulier, Mike Brookes Transport.  Employees, including seven drivers and a transport manager, have moved across to Taylor Lane.  Brookes’ fleet of lorries, including small, rigid vehicles and articulated units towing a variety of trailers are also under new ownership.

The acquisition follows over 20 years of trading between the two businesses. 

“Mike Brookes Transport is one of just a handful of hauliers with the capacity, skill and capability to transport our timber frame kits across the country,” says Barrie Lane, joint managing director, Taylor Lane Timber Frame. 

“They have been going almost as long as we have, over 30 years now, and there’s an immense amount of knowledge amongst the staff.  It was important that we retained that experience, for continuity of delivery and maintaining standards.  We are pleased to welcome our new team members and we look forward to extending the benefits of this investment to our customers.”

The new committed haulage service follows a busy and successful two years for the Hereford-based timber frame specialist.  The business is currently onsite servicing one of its largest ever contracts – supplying timber frame kits for 450 new homes for service personnel and their families, relocating from Germany to Wiltshire.



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"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

"We had heard nothing but positive reviews about Taylor Lane and after meeting with Padraig [Taylor Lane’s self-build manager] and talking through our vision, we had no hesitation in our decision to build using a Taylor Lane frame.  Padraig was fantastic throughout, as was the supply and delivery of the frame.  Every dealing we had with them was a pleasure"

5/ 5 Stars

"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."

5/ 5 Stars
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