We are proud to be the timber frame provider on the Dawn Homes development at Annick Gardens, Perceton National winner of the NHBC Health & Safety Best Site Award in the Medium Builder Category. Many congratulations to Dawn Homes and Derek Biggans, site manager, a huge achievement and well deserved.
Oregon are delighted to announce that they are supplying and erecting structural timber frame on 11 out of the 39 Scottish sites awarded NHBC Pride in the Job Awards Scotland 2016 – Quality Awards some of which are repeat winners. Oregon Construction Director, George McKinlay commented “We are very proud to be associated with these sites and the close working relationships and trust our Contract Management Team and Health & Safety Group Manager have built up over the years with our house builder customers. We would like to congratulate all 11 site managers on their hard work and well deserved awards”.
Leading timber frame designer, manufacturer and erector Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has been named Subcontractor of the Year 2015 in this year’s Housebuilder Awards. Entrants from across the UK had to demonstrate their excellence in areas including health and safety, quality, timeliness, value for money, training, communication and sustainability.
Director of Sales and Marketing Elaine Wilson, who received the Award on behalf of the company, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have won the Subcontractor of the Year Award from Housebuilder magazine and their expert panel of industry judges. It’s a testament to the commitment we have as a company to innovation, excellence and customer service, and everyone in Oregon is extremely proud to be recognized in these ‘Industry Oscars’.”
Ms Wilson concluded:
“We are also extremely proud of the superb testimonials we were able to include in our entry, and are grateful to all our customers for their contribution to our success in these prestigious Awards.”
Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has announced the appointment of George McKinlay as a Director of the Company with effect from 9th October 2015. Mr. McKinlay joined Oregon in March 2003 as a Contract Manager, and was promoted to Construction Director of Oregon Contract Management Ltd, Oregon’s building subsidiary, in June 2014.
Mr. Kenny Dunkley, Joint Managing Director said:
“This latest appointment to Oregon’s Main Board reflects the increased level of activity presently being experienced by the Group and the importance of the construction service to our clients.”
Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has acquired the former Co-op furniture retail store in Selkirk adjacent to its present manufacturing facility. The 56,000ft2 building has received planning permission for conversion to manufacturing premises which will supplement existing capacity and allow the company to double its turnover.
In the previous year, the company built and equipped a new 16,000ft2 factory in Selkirk so the latest acquisition will allow the company to continue to grow to meet demand in the housing market.
The trading results for the year to December 2014 have been filed and show that turnover has increased to £15m and profits of £506,000 were earned.
Chairman Roderick Lawson commented:
“The Company is experiencing a high level of growth in the current year, and we are very pleased to have made this purchase, as it allows us to continue to increase capacity. The housing industry remains busy and besides expansion plans by our existing customers, there are UK housebuilders starting to use timber frame as an alternative to brick and block. With supply chains increasingly stretched by shortages of skills and materials on site, we believe that we can offer a dependable system and maintain service levels through controlled growth in the years ahead.”
The average number of employees in 2014 was 96 and the company currently employs 118.
Elaine Wilson, Sales and Marketing Director at Oregon Timber Frame Ltd, reports an upturn in the number of major housebuilders who are now confirming to Oregon that several forward sites will be constructed in timber frame.
Currently timber frame construction accounts for around a quarter of the new homes built in the UK and engineered timber has been making steady progress in penetrating this market over several years. However Ms Wilson reports “a significant recent increase” in major house builders based in England who are now turning to timber frame across multiple sites.
“There’s no doubt we’ve encountered a change in attitude in the market and we’re finding that companies we’ve been working with, who have in effect been trialing timber frame, are now turned on to its benefits and are committing to it over several sites due for construction in 2015.
“I think there are a number of factors at work here. Firstly the regulatory drive towards sustainable, lower carbon housing; secondly the need for guaranteed speed and quality; thirdly the shortage of bricks and blocks; and finally the growing understanding that timber frame can be delivered in a cost-neutral way. It’s all adding up to a very positive picture in 2015.”
Oregon, which has factories in the Scottish Borders and in Burton-upon-Trent in the Midlands, has responded to the positive market with a recruitment drive. Tammy Yourston, HR Manager for Oregon, confirms: “We have recently launched a recruitment campaign and are looking to employ up to 25 additional operatives.”
Leading timber frame designer, manufacturer and erector Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has won “Highly Commended” in the “Best Safety Product” category of the Housebuilder Product Awards 2014, it was announced in Birmingham yesterday.
Oregon’s award-winning product was their Cassette Floor and the Craning-in process they have developed for using the cassettes on site.
Director of Sales and Marketing Elaine Wilson /Group Health & Safety Manager Colin Black said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have been award winners in the Health and Safety category of these prestigious UK Awards. Oregon is dedicated to the prevention of accidents and our Cassette Floors reduce the risk of falls from height and lifting injuries and offer a safe working platform for the erection of the next and subsequent floors. It’s excellent that this has been recognized in these ‘Industry Oscars’.”
Oregon Timber Frame’s craned-in cassette floors have been recognized in key industry awards for the contribution they make to site safety and reduction of manufacturing waste.
Committed to delivering sustainable, modern construction using innovative products and safe practices, Oregon was one of the first timber frame companies to use craning–in to reduce the risk of falls from height and lifting injuries, commissioning university –based research to optimize their processes.
Sales and Marketing Director Elaine Wilson says: “Cassette floors prevent un-safe working at height since installation work is carried out from the perimeter scaffold and/or from podium platforms below. The size of any cassette prevents manual lifting, which greatly reduces manual handling injuries. Once installed the completed cassette floor provides a safe working platform for the erection of the next and subsequent floors. Prefabricated in our factories, we use also materials optimizing software to minimize manufacturing waste.”
Leading independent timber frame company Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has released its trading results for the year to 31st December 2013.
Turnover increased by 5% to £13.9m and group profit before tax was £627,000. This compares with the previous year’s profit of £792,000.
During the year the company built and equipped an 18,000ft2 factory in Selkirk, in anticipation of increased workload as the country emerged from recession and the housing market recovered. Oregon now also supplies engineered joists for assembly into flooring systems. The new facility, together with the company’s Burton factory, represents a 50% increase in manufacturing capacity.
Chairman Roderick Lawson commented:
“The Company has continued to invest in its capacity to service customers as the housing market responds to the government’s financial stimulus and the Help to Buy scheme. There remains a large unfulfilled need for new housing and Oregon is well positioned to provide off-site manufactured systems to the industry in the coming years.”
The average number of employees in 2013 was 82 and the Company currently employs over 100 staff to deal with its expanding order book.
Leading timber frame designer, manufacturer and erector Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has been short-listed for three major industry Awards.
The company is the only manufacturer in a list of four nominees in Homes for Scotland’s “Best Supporting Company” category; and is one of three nominees in the UK Housebuilder Product Awards, in categories “Best Business Product” for their custom-designed business and manufacturing management system Frame IT; and “Best Health and Safety Product” for their cassette floors and crane-in erection process.
Sales and Marketing Director Elaine Wilson comments:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be short-listed in so many categories and against such a big field of competitors across the country- it’s a real testament to the quality of service and product which everyone in the Oregon team works so hard to deliver for our house builder customers.”