One of the UK’s leading providers of timber frame & SIPs build systems
For over 50 years we've been pioneering the way for self-builders, offering our customers high-performance products. As part of the Kingspan group our timber frame and SIPs build systems lead the way, bringing together technology and building solutions to maximise construction efficiency.
Let Us Guide You Through the Building Process
Right first time with our complete design to manufacture service. We provide a single point of contact to accurately engineer your Potton home, which means we're responsible for the entire superstructure from design through to manufacture and superstructure build.
We've invested in technology and systems to produce accurate timber frames, making the onsite build easy and smooth. Using our CAD systems we can review and control the design, to develop detailed plans for the manufacturing stage. With our advanced and accurate manufacturing techniques, means the entire building envelope is engineered before it arrives onsite. Ready for a fast and efficient build and giving our customers peace of mind.
Speak with a Self Build Consultant
Need help choosing the right build system? Get in touch with our self build consultants, who will help guide you through the best options for your self build project.
Market Leading Build Systems
Our Kingspan ULTIMA and Kingspan TEK® build systems are energy efficient, utilising high-performance rigid insulation products from Kingspan Insulation. All our timber frame systems are closed panels, which means they are assembled in our factory before delivering to site.
Kingspan ULTIMA is our closed panel timber frame offering, manufactured in our quality controlled factory to guarantee dimensional accuracy. We offer Kingspan ULTIMA in two different options, the only difference being the degree of insulation they provide, and their U-values lie between 0.15-0.13 W/m²K depending on your thermal efficiency needs and your external cladding.
Kingspan TEK® is our structural insulated panel, or SIP offering. As a SIP, it is manufactured in our quality controlled factory based on the architectural drawings created for your new home. The thermal performance inherent in the Kingspan TEK® panels means it can be used to construct buildings with excellent levels of energy efficiency, including gold standard Passivhaus buildings.
This is a great service to move your project forward efficiently, it includes frame and roof construction (felt, baton and tile) plus the fitting of windows and external doors. The weathertight stage is a major milestone in the construction process and will help the project to progress quickly by allowing other trades people to get on site.
What happens onsite?
All design and manufacturing happens offsite, which means when the materials arrive at your plot the build time is significantly reduced. This rapid onsite construction helps project manage the build, to easily coordinate other specialist trades people to access the site. We also have a network of independent project managers and main contractors, and can provide these details to our customers to assist with their build.
Project managing your self build
Many of our customers decide to manage the build themselves. We provide a comprehensive guide and training course, through our Self Build Academy.
A dedicated Potton contracts manager
As part of your Potton package you will also have access to support from a contracts manager. They will help deliver and complete a safe, cost effective and good quality build. Once you have ordered your Potton home, we will assign a contract manager who will support and guide you through the process.
The role of the contracts manager starts with a pre-meeting. They will go through all the checks that need to made and review all details of your Potton home. They will also visit your site at key stages to check the work, the site safety and your satisfaction.
Self Build Show Centre
Why not visit our Self Build Show Centre? Home to five luxury show homes and our onsite staff who are available to talk about your project and discuss your build options.
Committed to quality assurance
Our timber frame and SIP systems are fast to build and exceed building regulation standards. Which means you can be sure that your new home is comfortable, warm and energy efficient.
We have a complete approach to fabric energy efficiency and insulation provision. Which ensures our products are manufactured in accordance to the relevant industry standards and where necessary supported with the appropriate independent certification.
As part of a global manufacturer of building systems we ensure that our products meet and even exceed regulatory requirements. Investing in tests and certification through the BBA (British Board of Agrément), to assess our building systems for health and safety, thermal and structural performance and fire safety.
Every home constructed using a timber system supplied by Potton benefits from a set of structural calculations, in accordance with British and European Standards and relevant third party certifications.
STA Assure - Gold Level
Our gold level assurance means that we have qualified to the following standards:
- SMAS worksafe, Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
- Safety Scheme in Procurement (SSIP)
- ISO: 9001
- CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)
- Chartered Engineer
- BBA Building Assembly Certification
- BBA Approved Product Certification
Self Build Knowledge Hub
Read our handy guides to better understand the self build process, and what you will need to consider when choosing a build system for your project.
Project Managing Your Self Build
There's many things to consider when being a project manager for self build - we take you through the necessary principles of good project management.
Self Build Systems and Types
Discover different routes to self build with Potton, including the differences and benefits of Timber Frame and SIPs build systems.