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With the demand for homes outweighing the supply in the UK, it’s only a matter of time until housing schemes, in their entirety, are constructed in-house at purpose-built factories, to achieve time efficient construction matching the increasing rate of demand.

Shire Timber was recently involved in one of the UK’s most innovative house building projects when it supplied pre-fabricated roof truss rafters to the Innovation Village Scheme in Gateshead.

Gateshead Innovation Village is a truly unique project commissioned to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of modern methods of construction.

The time taken to erect these homes was a fraction of the time it takes to construct a traditional build. All aspects of the properties were manufactured in state-of-the-art factories using the latest technologies, showing an extremely efficient way forward for the future in more pioneering properties.

Pre-fabricated methods of construction may be new to most, but Shire Timber has been providing pre-fabricated timber frame wall panels, I-joists and truss rafters for over 20 years. Shire Timber’s experience and product knowledge gives it a competitive head start in what looks to be the future of house building.

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It couldn’t be easier to buy a trussed roof or metal web joist system to meet your exact specification. Reputable manufacturers are members of the TRA.

When you choose a TRA member, you get peace of mind knowing they have been vetted and approved by the industry’s leading professional association.

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