One of Scotland’s largest building and construction firms, The JR Group, has launched a new timber kit division, adding to its impressive and expanding portfolio.
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, in a major investment from the firm, to offer a more rounded service to clients.
The new business will be operated from Palmermount Industrial Estate in Dundonald, Ayrshire 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 per cent of homes in Scotland are built using timber frame, compared to just 23 per cent 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.”
DC Timber Systems aligns with JR Specialist Services, which offers joinery services to JR Construction, as well as to the wider marketplace. With some of the biggest homebuilders and construction firms partnering with them, the group currently carries more than 100 joiners who will offer everything from timber kit erection to joinery finishing.
The JR Group employs around 170 staff and was founded in Paisley in 1995. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.
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