Carronvale Timber Frame of Grangemouth has expanded its capacity on the back of sales growth from central Scotland down to the north of England.

The company has increased its wall panel manufacturing capability by 25% and has added a customised jig for floor panel manufacture, adding to the one purchased last year.

According to manager Scott Gordon, the additional pre-manufacturing capability allows the firm to ship wall and floor panels direct to site for immediate erection, thereby reducing “time on site and overall costs for clients”.

Carronvale has seen a continuing increase in enquiries from England and has just secured an order in County Durham.

The company announced late last year that it was considering an expansion south of the border but, according to Mr Gordon, this has become less of a priority – partly due to the continuing strength of demand from Carronvale’s traditional catchment area of central and southern Scotland.

The company had a turnover of around £6m last year, but expects sales to exceed £8m in 2002.