Fabric First

The fabric first initiative was designed as a standard for timber frame on all new build properties for reducing the levels of carbon emissions across the built environment.  Taylor Lane follows a fabric first approach.

The UK is committed to combatting climate change and building regulations are part of this drive to change.

By approaching each design with a fabric first commitment we can meet the performance standards required for any new building, effectively and efficiently.

Our designs incorporate high levels of energy efficiency and thermal performance by focussing on three key elements: air tightness, U-values and thermal bridging.  As a result our building envelope incorporates efficiency rather than leaving it to ‘add-on’s’ that can be installed or retro fitted.

All our timber is sourced from sustainable sources with complete chain of custody and we are PEFC accredited.

Long-term, the design of each timber frame building ensures high level energy and thermal performance for years to come.  Combine this efficiency with the lowest CO2 of any commercially viable building material and it is easy to see why timber frame construction is an increasingly popular build method.


Taylor Lane Services

"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
TRA Catg Catg Chas PEFC Constructionline CE

Timber Frame STA catg STA Gold