Working With Us
From enquiry through to completion, Taylor Lane (Wales) is with you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on our relationships and partnerships with builders, developers, contractors, housing associations and self-builders.
Your Taylor Lane (Wales) journey will often start with our business development and sales team before your project is handed over to our estimating department for pricing. Once the contract has been agreed, our designers take up the reins – turning the architectural drawings into timber frame plans. As a Taylor Lane (Wales) customer, you will be under the guidance of our contracts team – supported by our project and contracts managers throughout the process (erection only). With 30,000 sq ft of factory space, your kit will then be manufactured in our quality assured production facility before being delivered.
Business Development / Sales
Our senior business development manager, Wayne Ricketts heads up our sales department. Wayne and his team liaise closely with existing clients who are heading up new projects, as well as building relationships with potential clients.
Projects range from self builds, up to large care homes and housing developments all over the UK.
Padraig Hurley, our self-build manager, looks after those wishing to build their dream home, or who are building a one-off house to sell on. He can guide you through the process, offering his expert advice along the way, should you need it.
From conception to development, our estimating team mediate between sales, technical and production staff to provide our clients with the best help and support we can offer. The estimators liaise with clients on a day to day basis, giving competitive fixed prices, fully-specified quotations from architectural drawings and finding the best and most cost-effective solutions to many technical queries.
The design office has multi-skilled timber frame designers who also specialise in engineered wood products and steel frame design. We are committed to a continuous improvement programme and employ several apprentice and trainee designers.
Using MiTek software, plans are produced from architectural drawings that are ideally 1:50 scale plans, elevations, and sections. The most successful jobs are those where the architect designs to timber frame and has a clear understanding of how timber frame works.
Our standard details can be viewed and downloaded here.
The contracts department deals with all contracts and any project issues. Headed up by senior contracts manager, Paul Harris, the contracts team arranges and coordinates pre-start meetings, health & safety, erectors’ contracts and crane/forklift method statements.
The contracts managers travel to sites where Taylor Lane (Wales) is contracted to erect. They monitor the progress and quality of the timber frame and erectors’ workmanship, as well as deal with site issues. Every project is supported by a project manager, in addition to the contracts managers.
The contracts department is also responsible for the daily delivery programme, relating to the timber frame kits, and the administration staff will liaise with erectors on behalf of the client.
We have five appointed persons in the contracts department and several NEBOSH certified personnel. All are CSCS registered. Every erecting team has a Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) approved supervisor.
Our production department is split into several divisions.
The timber frame factory totals an area covering 30,000 sq ft with skilled operatives. We have a software link set up between the design office and factories for the efficient production of accurate and high-quality timber frame products.
In addition to the timber frame kit, engineered wood products, roof trusses and steel fabrication are available. We also offer joinery and finishing products to complement your build.