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History Timeline


it has been a busy year, so far..... 

  • Formed a partnership with Lilleheden Ltd to stock and supply glulam beams.
  • Acquired a new factory unit in Swansea to increase production capacity.
  • Invested in new band saw to reduce timber wastage.
  • Registered with Constructionline and achieved Acclaim Accreditation.    
  • Registered with Builders Profile.
  • Activated our Twitter account!
  • Supplied and installed a timber frame kit to a local family which featured on an episode of DIY SOS - The Big Build.
  • Acquired a new lorry with a crane HIAB for our own supply and erect timber frame contracts.
  • Another of our timber frame kit featured on Grand Designs.
  • Re-launched our website. 
  • Developed links with a supplier of home grown (Welsh) Timber.
  • Developed innovative insulated wall panel system -  Fforest Wall System.
  • Established a stand at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.
  • Appointed preferred supplier for Willmott Dixon Construction.
  • IT investment - new PCs and 2 Servers.
  • Fforest Database - SQL 2008 and Access 2007.
  • New AV Birch Easi-Joist Press.
  • New Mercedes 15 tonne, 30ft flatbed lorry.
  • Fforest launch the Fforest Wall System - wider timber frame panels for increased insulation requirements.
  • Partnership with Donnybrook Timber Frames.
  • Opened new branch in Reading.
  • Chain of custody accreditation.
  • Arch Timber Preservative - Still pink.
  • Anedd Nursing Home, 5500m² for Tycroes Group.
  • Rogiet Primary School - 'Excellect' BREAAM rated building for Willmott Dixon Ltd.
  • Houses and Flats in Taunton for Strongvox - Timber Frame site completed 4 weeks ahead of schedule
  • New Factory and Offices on the same estate.
  • New Equipment too - Treatment Tank, Depauw Quad-Cut Saw, Randek Saw, Av Birch Truss Bench, New Server.
  • Fforest Database - New Version written with VB 6.0 for SQL 2000.
  • James Jones I-Joists.
  • Wolf Easi-Joists - Design and manufacture.
  • Fforest Database - Written with Visual Studio 2006.
  • Achieved UKTFA Q-Mark Plus Certification.
  • Wolf Systems - Roof Truss and Layout Software.
  • Nantyglo Primary School - Timber Frame building with I-Joist roof.
  • Striebig Vertical Saw - Precut OSB, decreases waste.
  • Fforest employ their own Structural Engineer.
  • Fforest Environmental Policy - Harvest rainwater for treatment tank, Mil-Tek Plastic Compactor & paper recycling.
  • New Mercedes 15 tonne, 30ft flatbed lorry.
  • Machynys Golf Club - 31m x 28m Trussed roof for W.R.W. Construction.
  • Bluestone Village Complex, Narbeth - Health Centre, Pub, Restaurant, Shops & Cottages all in timber frame.
  • Louisiana Pacific UK bought by Finnforest UK Ltd.
  • IT investment - new PCs and Server.
  • Supply I-Joists and Trusses to Redrow Homes