Kirkwood Timber Frame secures £12m of news business in first year

11 August 2022

Aberdeenshire-based timber manufacturer, Kirkwood Timber Frame, has secured £12m worth of new business in its first year.

Having only launched to the external market in August 2021, the company has attained projects ranging from social and private housing developments to one-off self-build homes and commercial projects. 

To accommodate the high volume of project wins, the company has more than doubled its headcount to 35. It has completed 270 housing units across Scotland in the past year.

­The business was Initially launched after a £2m investment from its sister company Kirkwood Homes to meet the growing demand of timber kits in the region. It operates as a stand-alone entity and has primarily focused on expanding its factory in Sauchen, Aberdeenshire. 

Doubling in size, the 52,118ft2 facility has production machinery for the manufacture of timber frame wall panels, cassette floors, staircases and doorsets. 

Malcolm Thomson, business development director at Kirkwood Timber Frame,  said the business had secured emphasised the demand for high quality timber frame products.

“Thanks to the £2million invested into the business, which allowed us to revamp and extend our factory, we have transformed the process of manufacturing our timber frame kits,” he said.