House building in South Wales is set to become faster and more efficient with the opening of a new timber frame business in Nantyglo, Blaenau Gwent.

Taylor Lane (Wales) Ltd will produce timber frames for new build developments across the region.

The factory and offices, in Limestone Road, were officially opened by former Wales rugby international and British Lion Brynmor Williams.

With more than 30,000 sq ft of manufacturing facilities, the company will provide timber frames for contractors, developers and self-builders, and offer complementary products and services including design, estimating and project management.

As an independent business, Taylor Lane (Wales) represents a new challenge for managing directors Barrie Lane and Colin Taylor.

Barrie Lane said: “We saw an opportunity to establish a new business and Wales made economic sense, as a location and employment base,.

“We have already received incredible support and encouragement from the council and local business leaders. We are looking forward to extending the facility and our services, as the Welsh Government pledges funds to build 20,000 affordable homes over the next four years.”

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Cllr David Davis and deputy leader Cllr Garth Collier attended the opening.

Also there were members of the BGCBC environment and regeneration team, director Richard Crook and head of regeneration Ellie Fry; Cllr Wayne Hodgins; representatives from Thomas Carroll Group and NatWest.

Cllr David Davies, executive member for regeneration and economic development, said: “We are delighted that Taylor Lane have chosen Nantyglo to establish a new timber frame business. This will provide an added boost to the building industry in our area, especially as the Welsh Government is committed to building affordable homes throughout Blaenau Gwent. Additionally, timber frame house construction offers many benefits, they are quicker than traditional buildings to construct and provide many environmental advantages.”