About Us

Founded in 1995, the company now has an 800 unit manufacturing capacity and substantial experience in timber frame manufacturer for larger buildings including care homes and flats, as well as churches, social housing and private developments.

Southern Timber Frame provides high-quality design, manufacture, and supply/erect of timber frame components to both the private and public sector. It has one main site in Longdown, near Ashurst, Southampton, which houses the offices, assembly and storage facilities. The aim of Southern Timber Frame is to provide its customers with products and services to consistent standards and to meet these standards we have introduced procedures to ensure the highest level of product quality is achieved.


Locations Covered

The company provides its services to clients across the south of England. Counties covered include: in Kent, Essex, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Bristol, Swindon, Newbury, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Andover, Southampton, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, and neighboring areas. Projects have also been completed as far away as the Falkland Islands.


Company History

Southern Timber Frame was founded in 1995 by its original partners Marion and the late Frank Burgess.

Frank Burgess had many years experience in manufacturing timber frame for the building industry and Marion is an experienced administrator.


Company Partners

In 2006 the business introduced 3 new partners to ensure its continued growth and commitment to quality. These partners are Paul Nash, John Kavanagh and Sean Burgess, who all have considerable experience in various aspects of the timber frame industry, and have been committed to the development of the company in recent years.


Certification and Health and Safety

STF is also a member of TRADA and the Federation of Small Businesses.

The company has made Health and Safety a priority, with an in house H&S supervisor. We also employ a specialist organisation to assist with personnel and H&S laws and procedures.

During 17 years of growth, Southern Timber Frame has achieved PEFC Certification and has obtained a Q-Mark from the STA (Structural Timber Association). STF is also a member of TRADA and the Federation of Small Businesses.