Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions has acquired a fourth factory, extending its reach into the South West having completed the purchase of Gloucestershire-based Paul Timber Engineering Ltd.

Paul Timber Engineering, which has operated from its current site in Fairford since 2003, supplies Boise I Joist, metal web floor joists and roof trusses to regional builders and merchants and has built up an enviable reputation in the process.

Following the purchase, the Paul Timber Engineering site will become Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions’ fourth factory, sitting alongside its current sites in the North West, East Yorkshire and Suffolk.  

Jim Provan, managing director of Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions, said: “It was part of our strategic plan to expand our operations in the South West, and when the opportunity came along to purchase this well established and respected business we didn’t hesitate. The team in Fairford has a wealth of experience, and the factory is well positioned to service the South and South West.“We will shortly undertake substantial investment in the site, which will involve doubling the size of the existing factory, expanding the design office, and installing additional high performance saws and presses.”

Michael Paul of Paul Timber Engineering commented: “This is an exciting prospect for my staff and myself. The investment being made by Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions will enable the business to take massive strides forward. We’re all looking forward to working as part of the Howarth Timber Group.”

Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions, part of the Howarth Timber Group, UK's largest privately-owned and operated timber company – provides the complete timber engineering service, including consultation through to design, manufacture, delivery to site and installation. It is renowned for its innovative approach to the latest manufacturing processes as well as its team of timber engineering experts, integrated supply chains and strong environmental credentials.