Building Futures

CCG Off-Site Manufacturing (OSM)

Off-Site Manufacturing is the creation of components, modules or entire buildings in a factory setting, which are then assembled on site.

CCG Off-Site 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, changes to building standards and an impending labour shortfall. CCG wanted to remove as many of the inefficiencies from the construction site as possible in order to deliver the highest standard of product possible for our clients

CCG OSM extends to 130,000 sq ft and is a semi-automated, 3-lane manufacturing line that utilises CAD CAM software to create panelised timber systems from a structural kit to a fully closed panel solution inclusive of insulation, internal wall linings, service zones, windows and doors with the capability of accepting lightweight claddings. The ‘iQ’ panelised system is manufactured with consistent quality and with greater tolerances determined by fewer panels, junctions and thermal bridges it can offer better air-tightness and improved thermal efficiency when compared to traditional construction materials.

CCG OSM also designs and manufacture roof and floor cassettes as well as specialist timber solutions that cannot otherwise be delivered on the manufacturing line.

CCG OSM’s principal client is CCG (Scotland) Ltd and with that, the target markets of the parent company are reciprocated to CCG OSM. Affordable housing accounts for 75% of the CCG Group’s market activity working with clients from the public and private sector. Unless it is otherwise specified, CCG utilises the ‘iQ’ closed panel timber system for all residential projects, bringing with it an assurance of delivery thanks to CCG’s construction expertise.

Due to the flexibility of the ‘iQ’ system, CCG has been able to approach new areas of the market and created an enhanced position within the care, commercial, student housing and education sectors.

CCG OSM also operates with other clients on a supply-only basis supplying closed panel systems for clients within the public sector as well as the private sector that has led to partnerships with contractors in the self-build area of the market. With logistical flexibility, simplified site management and a faster speed of build, this allows clients located in any area of Scotland, and indeed the UK, to benefit from a leading, high-performing timber solution.

CCG OSM is a unique asset that wholly addresses the sustainability aspirations of the Scottish and UK Government to deliver more sustainable solutions across the domestic and non-domestic construction scene.

Working directly with academic partners such as Edinburgh Napier University, CCG and CCG OSM has extensively researched the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). In light of skills and material shortage affecting the UK industry, CCG has looked for solutions that can combat external pressures with CLT, a form of structural timber that offers enhanced strength and environmental properties, as being an option that has been explored.

Whilst CCG Construction has utilised the system in its entirety at Ellerslie Road, Yoker, CCG does not want to detract from the use of the ‘iQ’ panelised system. As such, the R&D that has been undertaken seeks to understand how the ‘iQ’ system and CLT can be used as a hybrid for flatted developments whereby CLT is utilised in the common area of the building. Currently being used as a solution at a development under construction in Glasgow, CCG will analyse the on-site benefits of using CLT as a solution that would ultimately enable construction to work faster than if it were to exclusively use wet trades in the common structural areas.

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.

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