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Ten-point plan to hit the government’s housing targets

The Housing Forum has produced a ten-point advisory plan for the Government to ensure its 250,000 homes per annum target is met. The pan-industry group’s report, entitled ‘Future proofing housing supply’, proposes all planning applications...
21st March 2017
 

Explore Offsite at Ecobuild Hailed a Great Success by the STA

The recent Timber Trends report commissioned by the Structural Timber Association (STA), predicted another year of double digit growth for the industry. If Explore Offsite at Ecobuild is anything to go by - interest in offsite timber systems is...
13th March 2017
 

Collaborative Approach to Promote the Inherent Benefits of Timber

Leading trade bodies, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), the British Wood Working Federation (BWF) and the Structural Timber Association (STA) - have joined forces under the banner of the Confederation of Timber Industries and in collaboration with...
3rd March 2017
 

Simpson Launches BIM Library

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce that a wide range of high quality Building Information Modelling (BIM) content is now freely available for download from its website. Hundreds of 2D & 3D Revit...
16th February 2017
 

New homes for disabled veterans in Edinburgh

Work has been completed on a significant new project in Muirhouse, Edinburgh providing vital housing for disabled veterans. The project, which has been delivered by Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts, has seen a total of five bespoke residential...
10th February 2017
 

Structural Timber Offsite Solutions Address Many Government Concerns

Speaking from the Scottish Federation of Housing Association’s conference, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA), commented of the launch of the Government Housing White Paper today. As Sajid Javid...
8th February 2017
 

Moving to a Higher Level

The future is bright, as ambitious Timber Innovations announce new strategic partnership   Ambitious timber frame and self-build specialists Timber Innovations have signalled their intent to take the business to new levels by...
3rd February 2017
 

Do you want to be recognised as a leader and innovator in the structural timber sector?

Entries into the 2017 Structural Timber Awards is now open! 
11th January 2017
 

STA WORKING WITH CAREER TRANSITION PARTNERSHIP

The Structural Timber Association (STA) is working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), the coalition of the ministry of defence with Right Management, to provide employment opportunities for ex-military personnel. The CTP provides...
29th November 2016
 

Independent Timber Trends Report Highlights Significant Growth Potential in Housing Sector for Structural Timber Frame

The latest Timber Trends report, published by the Structural Timber Association (STA), has highlighted the significant growth in use of structural timber frame by the housing sector over the last 12 months. Increasing market share to 27.6% in 2015,...
7th November 2016
 

Another exciting innovation from Midlands fast growing self-build and timber frame specialists

Fast growing Midlands based timber frame specialists Timber Innovations has taken another big step forward in its development, with the launch of a new division that takes customer service build commitment to a new level. Innovations Carpentry has...
26th October 2016
 

STA Welcomes and Embraces Farmer Review Conclusions

All comments below to be attributed to Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association. “The STA welcomes the Farmer Review and it’s frank report into the major challenges the construction industry faces today. “The...
24th October 2016
 

Building to Support a Healthier Lifestyle

The health and wellbeing of occupants is becoming an increasingly important factor when it comes to the design of a building. This has become a prominent industry issue since the global campaign, ‘Better Places for People’, was launched last...
20th October 2016
 

Local MP congratulates self-build specialists Timber Innovations

Timber Innovations has been endorsed and congratulated by Solihull MP Julian Knight. The company has been enjoying year on year growth since its launch in 2011, is thriving due to the increasing popularity of self-build, and was recently...
10th October 2016
 

Hundegger will be Turbo Driven at W16

As testimony to the growing demand here in the UK for timber structure manufacturers to improve their processes, and profitability Hundegger the German machinery manufacturer has so far this year confirmed and installed a significant number of...
8th September 2016
 
 
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