Timeline

Founded in 1964 and based at the Old Foundry in Potton...


Bedfordshire, the company started by making simple timber products like packing cases and pallets.

The business grew rapidly in the late 1960’s, and Potton began timber frame housing component manufacture in earnest. Potton was there at the introduction of modern timber frame housing in the UK, and the transition into a major manufacturer and supplier was a natural progression.

With an ever evolving product offering, an unrivalled service record and continual investment in support systems, the 80’s saw Potton become the market leader in self-build package homes. A position we still cherish today.

Potton Timeline

1964 The Potton Timber Engineering Company founded
1970’s Potton lead the timber frame revolution, supplying thousands of houses to progressive councils
1980 Innovative volumetric modular construction system launched and Potton build over 100 Trust House Forte Travel Lodges
1981 Launch of the Heritage range of Tudor styled self-build homes
1982 Potton build a Heritage show house at the Ideal Home Exhibition
1980’s Launch of the prestigious Queen Anne Rectory range of self build homes
1992 Potton open the UK’s first Self-Build Show Centre with 3 fully furnished homes
2001 £1 million invested in a new saw mill at Great Gransden
2003 Launch of the Heritage Barn range
2006 Potton acquired by construction industry giants Kingspan Group Plc
2007 Launch of Lighthouse, the UK’s first ever net zero carbon home.Potton build the Renaissance show house at the UK’s only permanent National Self-Build  and Renovation Centre, Swindon.
2008 Potton join forces with Tommy Walsh to launch Tommy’s house by Potton
2009 Potton promote their Bespoke design service. Launch of the new Zenit contemporary range. Launch of the Zone range of home studios
2012 Potton refresh their brand to reflect the bespoke nature of the homes and service they offer
2014 Potton celebrates 50 years of craftmanship