Building Futures

CCG Offsite Manufacturing (OSM)

Offsite Manufacturing is the creation of components, modules or entire buildings in a factory setting, which are then assembled on a site; a technology that CCG has been researching and developing for nearly 20 years.

CCG Offsite Manufacturing (OSM) is a leading manufacturer of structural timber systems based in Glasgow that was founded by parent company, and principal client, CCG (Scotland) Ltd in 2010 after £12m of private investment from the CCG Board of Directors.

The facility was launched after CCG foresaw changes to the construction industry with increased demand for new homes, changes to building standards and an impending labour and material shortfall.

CCG OSM extends to 130,000 sq ft and is a semi-automated, 3-lane manufacturing line – one of the most advanced in the United Kingdom – that utilises CAD-CAM software to create the ‘iQ’ Timber System, a fully enhanced closed panel solution inclusive of insulation, internal wall linings, service zones, windows and doors with the capability of accepting lightweight claddings.

The ‘iQ’ Timber System is created to be inherently flexible towards the delivery of new homes and buildings. When combined with CCG’s construction expertise, it can greatly aid the site-based environment with an assurance of quality standards, a safer, more efficient site environment, and an enhanced speed of installation and erection.

Furthermore, the ‘iQ’ System is incredibly thermally efficient. Recent research undertaken to reduce ‘thermal bridging’ in housing – heat transfer – with energy partners Carbon Futures has shown that the specification detail of the ‘iQ’ System when utilised in a typical 2-storey home, the rate of heat loss is 34% more efficient than current British Standards.

Through the combined use of Modern construction techniques, CCG is able to achieve Passivhaus standards of performance.

As an extension of the research undertaken into timber systems, CCG and CCG OSM have worked directly with academic partners Edinburgh Napier University to research the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in the construction of flatted developments. This saw the delivery of Ellerslie Road, Yoker, and, as a hybrid solution, Admiral Street, Glasgow.


CCG OSM is a proud member of the Structural Timber Association (STA), an industry organisation that provides expert technical guidance research into the applied use of timber technology. CLICK HERE to visit their website.