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Shire Timber Group is the leading timber engineering company in the North of England. Shire Timber Group can offer the most cost efficient solution to projects ranging from the most advanced eco-home to the most complex large developments. Shire Timber Group can offer solutions in Timber Frame and SIPS panels and can supply Roof Trusses, I-Joists and Metal-web joists. All designed in-house by our experienced engineering team, made in our large manufacturing facility and delivered and erected nationwide.

Shire Timber Group are also self-build specialists and use their extensive experience on large projects to deliver bespoke solutions with the best eco-build credentials and achieving the highest thermal insulation value. Shire can help guide you through the whole project and are happy to discuss your ideas with you.

Self Build

Shire Timber Group can help you to build your dream home. Our 15 years of delivering the most complex of Timber Frame and SIPS structures means we can provide the best solution to give you exactly what you want from your new home with no compromises.

At Shire Timber Group we can offer the self builder a full design, manufacture and installation service.  Our profile offering of SIPS panels, timber frame, roof trusses, floor joists and timber products means we are versatile to meet all your needs to help create the dream project.  Shire Timber Group are market leaders in timber frame construction and would be delighted to guide you through your project. Because we manufacture your building in our own factory you can be sure that you won’t be paying for any expensive middle men.

Stages of a self build project

Once you have the vision and you know your goals for the self build project you will need to think about location. Finding the right plot for you is extremely important.  There are many things to think about including site feasibility, ensure all services are available, no public access across the land and checking on ground contamination as well as many other considerations.

Start turning your visions into reality. Appoint an architect preferably with local knowledge that can create a design to suit your requirements and help with cost implications, time scales, planning aesthetic requirements access and neighbouring properties.  The architect should be able to provide guidance regarding clearing site and any required groundworks detailing. The architect can also advise on the installation of services.

Shire Timber Group can work alongside your architect to ensure the design is workable as a timber frame or Sip building system.  We will also be able to give you budget prices for the timber frame or SIP package for your project.

Once plans have been finalised your architect can submit plans for planning permission and building regulations approval. It is important to do this at the earliest opportunity.

The actual build - how do you undertake it?  You can take a few options at this stage. You may want to manage the build yourself, engage a project manager or employ a single contractor.

Either way Shire Timber Group can be by your side throughout the process advising and assisting with your every need.

We can advise on some of our finishing trades contacts for electric, plumbing, heating systems, plastering, bricklayers, painters and decorators.

Once a price is agreed and an order is placed it would typically take approximately 8 - 10 weeks, depending on complexity of the job, before it is required on site.

In addition to providing a complete Timber Frame solution for your project we also provide the following services via sister companies.

R. Jagger. Architectural Consultant.

Arc Engineers. Structural Engineers.

SIPS and Timber frame are the perfect construction methods to hit the highest eco credentials. If a “Gsrand Designs” style Eco-Build is what you are after then Shire have the expertise to deliver the perfect product.

Get in touch :



Shire Timber Group
Knowshorpe Gate
Cross Green Industrial Park
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 0113 249 2120
Fax: 0113 248 0203



Shire Timber Group
Ample House
76a south park

Telephone: 01522 548841

Latest News

Shire achieve Constuctionline approval

Shire Timber Structures have recently achieved Consrtuctionline approved status through our full membership. Constructionlines members are all fully vetted and ensure they meet set standards for; health & safety, insurances as well as evidence of previous work carried out ensuring capability in given fields of work. Group Managing Director Mark Crowther had this to say about our new accreditation, At Shire Timber we have been delivering projects to Main Contractors to our own very high standards for many years. Becoming Constructionline approved is another step towards maintaining our position as leaders in our field. We are looking forward to working with Constructionline in delivering more projects, professionally, safely, on time and within budget.

Treatment Facility Permit Application

Please see our downloads section for a copy of the notification of application for a permit for our timber treatment facility at Knowsthorpe Gate, Cross Green Industrial Park, Leeds LS9 0NP

Shire achieve ISO9001

Shire Group have achieved ISO9001 certification on all engineered timber products. This recognised QA scheme will help maintain the high levels of quality that Shire have always been known for,