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Pinewood Structures and Avebury Projects join forces

4 June 2008

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It is announced today that PXP Holdings Ltd, parent company of leading timber frame supplier Pinewood Structures Ltd, acquired Avebury Projects Ltd on 4th June 2008. Avebury Projects is a leading architectural and project management practice which predominantly works with the affordable housing sector.

It is announced today that PXP Holdings Ltd, parent company of leading timber frame supplier Pinewood Structures Ltd, acquired Avebury Projects Ltd on 4th June 2008. Avebury Projects is a leading architectural and project management practice which predominantly works with the affordable housing sector.

Pinewood Structures was the subject of a management buyout in December 2006 led by chief executive Geoff Arnold. The Avebury Projects acquisition aims to develop the Group’s offer to the affordable housing sector, particularly as clients strive to meet the stringent requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Milton Keynes-based Avebury Projects has been operating countrywide as a construction consultancy with a focus on affordable and sustainable housing since 1986. Pinewood Structures was established in 1981 and is one of the largest manufacturers of timber frame structures in the UK. It focuses on providing sustainable timber frame solutions to the affordable and private housing sectors and its customers include major contractors and housing developers such as Taylor Wimpey, St James Group, JLP, Bellway Homes and Persimmon Homes.

Geoff Arnold said: “Our acquisition of Avebury Projects means we can give our existing and future clients a one-stop solution and provide the most environmentally-friendly homes available. Project management and architecture are perfect fits for Pinewood Structures and with Avebury’s background in low carbon housing we are sure that the affordable housing sector and registered social landlords (RSLs) will be attracted to a company which can provide a seamless solution, from design right the way through to construction with the guarantee that their homes are the most sustainable available.”

Gareth Lewis who will lead Avebury Projects as managing director commented: “We aim to continue to develop our architectural and project management services through growing both our extensive framework agreements with RSLs and existing partnerships with the private sector. Private house builders increasingly need the knowledge and support Avebury Projects can offer in the sustainability field to meet the new standards, plus we can guide and advise on the interface with RSLs. Current market conditions will offer new and exciting challenges to the housing sector as a whole and Avebury Projects can assist participants in all of its facets to maximise efficient and sustainable outputs.”


At a time when environmental performance issues are at the fore, timber frame construction is fast becoming the first choice for many in the construction industry. The acquisition of Avebury Projects will ensure that PXP and Pinewood Structures remain one of the top timber frame suppliers in the UK. Pinewood Structures is the only supplier in the UK to be awarded A and A+ ratings in the Building Research Establishment’s Green Guide which means developers using Pinewood Structures’ products will maximize their sustainability scores in the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Along with the company’s Chain of Custody certification, the Green Guide rating allows Pinewood Structures’ customers to maximize their sustainability scores. These two accreditations, combined with the inherent sound insulation and thermal efficiency benefits of timber frame, allows those using Pinewood structures’ products to significantly increase their Code for Sustainable Homes scores. The Code is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes and is a key driver towards the zero carbon house.

Specifying Pinewood Structures’ Green Guide products will also allow many clients access to funding and enable them to demonstrate compliance to the criteria for Sustainable Homes.

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