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Cala acquires timber frame supplier

[May 5, 2023]

A Scottish housebuilder has acquired one of the UK’s leading timber frame construction specialists.

Cala, a major homebuilder across the UK, has announced the 100 per cent acquisition of Taylor Lane Timber Frame Ltd in an investment that will help "drive its progress towards sustainability targets and support delivery of the group’s ambitious growth plans".

Taylor Lane will “continue to pursue the vision of their original founders, to deliver high quality products and excellent customer service to scale” and is “led by an experienced existing management team”.

Edinburgh-based Cala’s carbon reduction strategy sets out their transition to timber frame across all the homes they build in England, where possible.

In Scotland, Cala has been using timber frame construction for over 40 years, and around 80% of Cala’s homes there are built using this method.

Kevin Whitaker, chief executive at Cala, said: “The positive arguments for timber frame construction have never been more compelling.

"Generating up to 20% less embodied carbon than a typical masonry build, and offering the benefits of speed and efficiency of construction and superior factory-built quality, the advantages of using timber strongly support our decision to invest in timber frame and grow our use in the future.”

Source:  heraldscotland.com