JR Group launches new timber kit division

Building and construction firm The JR Group has added to its expanding portfolio with the launch of a new timber kit division.

JR Group launches new timber kit division

Ian Samson

In a move by the firm to offer a more rounded service to clients, DC Timber Systems has now been incorporated into the group which already includes JR Construction, JR Specialist Services, JR Scaffold Services and JR Commercial Property Services.

The new business will be operated from Palmermount Industrial Estate in Dundonald and is expected to create 25 new, skilled jobs in the coming months.

Heading up the new division is managing director, Ian Samson, who will drive the business forward to supply and erect timber frame across the country.

Ian said: “Despite the current climate, The JR Group is continuing to invest. Expanding our business through the creation of a timber kit division is a pivotal step in driving our growth for the years ahead.

“Timber frame is widely regarded as one of the fastest-paced sectors in the UK. There is a real requirement for good, high quality, timber kit product, which can be delivered quickly and we are confident DC Timber Systems can meet this need.

“DC Timber Systems will provide a key service for our construction arm, and by manufacturing the products ourselves, this will allow us to be more competitive and offer a better service to our partners. It will also give us greater control of our overall project program and should negate any delays on site.

“We strive to manufacture high quality, innovative kits, to customers old and new. Currently, 83% of homes in Scotland are built using timber frame, compared to just 23% in England. Scotland is very much leading the way in this form of construction and we are delighted to extend our expertise into this area, bringing with it opportunities to grow our team.”

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