Leading timber-frame manufacturer Scotframe has set up a dedicated self-build division which will be supported by new state-of-the-art showrooms as part of ambitious plans that reflect the company’s confidence in the growing self-build sector.
Olga Luengo-Gonzalez has been appointed sector director (Self Build), having spent 18 years with Scotframe's parent company, the Saint-Gobain Group. Based in Nottingham, she will be responsible for 30 Scotframe self-build specialists across the UK.
The Scottish company’s plans include creating new showroom facilities at its manufacturing centre at Cumbernauld, west of Glasgow, building a showhome in Chorley, Lancashire and creating a new self-build centre for the East Midlands.
“We are aiming to double our turnover in our self-build division in the next few years,” said Ms Luengo-Gonzalez.
Scotframe has also appointed Greg Watson as technical manager and Justin Dumigan as quality and business controls manager, while Liz Watson becomes human resources manager following a year covering maternity leave. A further four roles are being created to offer customer support for design and architectural services and cost estimates.
Scotframe MD Ian Winroth said: “We see huge potential to grow our self-build operation, particularly south of the border. Scotland leads the way in timber-frame construction, with 83 per cent of new-build homes, compared to just 23 per cent in England. However, the market share for timber construction in England is rising and, with a dedicated end-to-end team in place, we are now well-positioned to support our growth plans.”