A new rapid fit panelised roof system designed and engineered by NYTimber is now in production at their factory near Catterick.
Each NYT Roof is supplied to site pre-insulated and tested to comply with building, air and sound regulations for energy efficiency, ready to be fitted to the house structure and tiled.
The company is the only manufacturer of this type of system in the north of England and discussions are well underway to supply several major housebuilders for developments in regions including the North East, Yorkshire and the North West.
Nick Kershaw, managing director of NYTimber said: "Our target is to supply 1000 NYT Roofs per year by 2017.
"We have been fabricating and manufacturing timber components since the company was set up in 1979. Over the years we’ve developed several products for roof construction. Our first pre-insulated roof cassette order was for £1 million in 2008 and we have been designing roofs and roof trusses including spandrel panels since 2009.
"Off site manufacturing a complete roofing system was a natural next step for us as we had the expertise and knew there was a demand – customers repeatedly asked if we could supply a high quality product which they could be sure of getting on time.
"The roof system was developed over 18 months. A lot of attention was paid to how it would be fitted to the house structure to make it as easy and quick as possible for the housebuilder's fitting teams.
"We provide training for the fitting teams and we’ve seen that four roofs can be fitted in a day. This dramatically improves completion times compared to traditional methods. We've received excellent feedback from all site teams, health and safety managers and construction directors.
"Since we're delivering to sites over shorter distances from within the region delivery flexibility is improved and the risk of late deliveries is reduced."
NY Timber is one of the largest independent timber importers, merchants and manufacturers in the North East. The company has a turnover of £16.5 million and employs 140 people.