GDPR – 25TH MAY 2018

On the 25th of May 2018, the European Union are adopting a new privacy law called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to unify data protection and privacy rules for all individuals within the European Union. The new Regulations will affect all organisations established in the EU as well as all organisations outside the EU if they are involved in processing personal data of EU residents.

Given the business relationship your organisation has established with Cygnum Timber Frame we may be processing personal data of your employees. Cygnum is in the process of updating our processes, policies, procedures and system standards for transparency to our client and supplier base as we work with your personal data.

Cygnum will comply with the GDPR by safeguarding your personal data as stipulated in the regulation. We would like to ensure our clients and the companies we conduct business with, that your personal data is properly documented, managed and stored on our systems.

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Progress on our Manufacturing Extension

Excitement is building with progress on our factory extension. Phase 2 of the build is underway and will bring our manufacturing facility up to 80,000 sq ft making room for our new state of the art CNC production equipment … more updates to follow….

GoldSmith Street Norwich – Site update

Great to see progress of our Passivhaus units on site and being erected at GoldSmith Street, Norwich. We were delighted to be part of the team who delivered Norwich City Council’s first Passivhaus housing development, Hansard Close earlier this year.  Goldsmith Street will be the region’s largest Passivhaus development and marks the continuing commitment from Norwich city council to provide low energy social housing.  The 105 units feature a mix of one, two, three and four bedroomed properties, designed by award winning architects Mikhail Riches.


Architects Information Day

We opened our doors recently to welcome over 30 top architects for an information morning and manufacturing tour.  The response was brilliant, thank-you to everyone who took the time to attend we hope you found it both informative and enjoyable.  Due to the fantastic response we will be hosting another information day towards the end of the year.

Operations Manager Brian Murphy talks wall systems to an engaged crew of architects

Technical Sales Director Heber McMahon gives a presentation titled ‘Timber Frame Principles and Opportunities’

Heber showing our guests around the design office

If you are interested in attending one of our open days or would like to us to visit you for a lunch time CPD presentation contact us on 026 21100 or email 

Celebrating 20 years in Business

Over 120 Cygnum employees past and present came together recently to celebrate 20 years in business.  The 20 year anniversary marks an important milestone for the company which has seen many highlights such as opening it’s state of the art manufacturing facility in 2005. In 2017 further expansion and a focus on improving our service to clients in the UK saw us open an office in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

In 2011, we built one of the UK’s first Passivhaus registered schools in Wolverhampton. This enabled us to develop a technical engineering and design department who are constantly driven to find ways of improving existing products and use cutting-edge solutions to exceed our clients requirements.

In 2016 Cygnum was presented with no less than 5 awards at the Structural Timber Awards. Plans are now afoot to extend the manufacturing facility to house new state of the art machinery to meet the demand of the growing housing market.

Managing Director John Desmond took the opportunity to thank all of his team, many of whom have been with the company since it’s inception in 1997.

We would like to thank all our clients for your support over the past 20’s to the next 20!

Our Latest Timber Frame Development blends in with a local Wildlife Habitat

Work is progressing well for our scheme in Dorset which includes 210 new homes and a wildlife habitat to protect threatened species that were once common on the derelict land. Phase 2 is well under way for our skilled erecting crew.

The development has been recognized by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a high quality scheme. Victory Oak has also been shortlisted for the Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment category at the national RTPI awards.


You’re Never Too young to learn about sustainable Timber Frame Construction!

A big thank- you to the staff & pupils of St Joseph’s College Ipswich who invited us to talk to the students about sustainable construction and the positive impact it has on our environment.

A real appetite for learning about sustainability was evident!  Year 5 pupils aged 9 were focused on timber frame and passive housing especially. A 45 minute lesson was extended to an hour and a half.

Lots of questions from hungry minds…

Pictured is Mike Chester from Cygnum Timber Frame presenting to a very engaged audience!


The Green Construction Award – Finalist

Fantastic way to start 2017 with a nomination at this years Green Awards for the ‘Green Construction Award’. The category recognises sustainable development through innovative construction methods, sustainable use of resources and a design that prioritises the needs of the wider environment and society. The awards are the long-standing benchmark for excellence for those demonstrating best green practice in Ireland.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin on Tuesday, February 21st.

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