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Saint-Gobain acquires Scotframe

6 Nov 17 French building materials giant Saint-Gobain has made a substantial move in the UK prefabrication market by taking over Scotframe.

A Scotframe house
A Scotframe house

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland says that its acquisition of Scotframe accelerates its involvement in the offsite manufacturing and closed panel construction market.

Scotframe produces full timber frame housing kits for small/medium builders, developers and self-builders in the UK. It operates from two manufacturing sites and four sales and showroom locations in Scotland.

Scotframe is also a leading supplier of closed panel systems used extensively for new build homes in Scotland, and also England. 

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Scotframe founder and managing director Bob Edwards will continue as managing director of Scotframe following the acquisition.

He said: “Having established the business 28 years ago the sale of Scotframe is a tremendous milestone in our evolution and I’m delighted that we will be beginning this new chapter as part of the Saint-Gobain group – a tremendous company with a fantastic reputation and great strength. I will continue to run Scotframe and for our customers nothing will change – we continue to operate business as usual. For our colleagues who make our business such a success this is a terrific opportunity to be part of a global group with 18,000 colleagues in the UK alone and a culture of valuing personal development and growth – so many new opportunities for our business.”

Mike Newnham, chief executive of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK & Ireland, said: “Scotframe is a great fit for Saint-Gobain and we’re delighted the team at Scotframe are joining our Group. Scotframe has more than 160 dedicated and knowledgeable employees who have considerable technical knowledge in manufacturing high-quality timber housing kits and wall, floor and roof panels for the UK market. Scotframe is a business strongly aligned to Saint-Gobain’s strategy to create great living places and improve daily life, and enables Saint-Gobain to further accelerate its growth and expertise in offsite manufacturing for construction markets.”

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