Kingspan is to launch an off-site division by merging its timber and steel arms.

Kingspan Off-Site will be a specialist in off-site manufacture using timber and steel, primarily for the housebuilding and commercial sectors. Gilbert McCarthy, its managing director, said the merged division would pioneer new technology. Kingspan’s acquisition of Pace Timber Systems and Potton earlier this year made it the largest timber-based building system maker in the UK. Kingspan Off-Site will be launched in November.