Donaldson Timber Systems earns BOPAS plus accreditation

TIMBER frame specialist, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS), has announced it has become one of the first manufacturers to achieve Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme Plus (BOPAS plus).

DTS explained that this assessment for advanced offsite build systems has been developed to introduce a ‘greater focus on the preparedness’ of the offsite sector to drive digitisation and collaboration in the construction industry.

DTS is one of only three businesses in the UK to hold the new accreditation. The DTS Sigma II system was one of the first offsite build systems to be accredited by the original BOPAS scheme in 2013.

The accreditation process involves a two-stage review; a detailed interview with Lloyds Register and a full-day audit, where the business is required to provide evidence on the plans in place to deliver on its five-year plan.

Rod Allan, MD of Donaldson Timber Systems, said, “BOPAS plus is a fantastic achievement for the business, and will help to ensure that we have a clear differentiator when promoting our Sigma II build system to the market. An increased use of our Sigma II system will reduce the energy required by customers to run their homes, as well as very low embodied carbon from the construction of the home.

“BOPAS plus will help to provide our clients and the industry with the confidence that our system has been thoroughly assessed and is highly durable.”

Andrew Donaldson, CEO of the Donaldson Group, added, “We expect to see a much greater uptake in modern methods of construction in the coming years and anticipate the demand for offsite construction will continue to increase to help address the housing crisis and the drive for net zero. This accreditation further demonstrates the integrity of the offsite method and its longevity.

“It’s not just a positive for Donaldson Timber Systems and the wider Donaldson Group, but for the offsite sector as a whole.”