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The Structural Timber Association Launches

Following on from its unveiling in May, the UK Timber Frame Association has now officially rebranded itself as the Structural Timber Association.
Following on from its unveiling in May, the UK Timber Frame Association has now officially rebranded itself as the Structural Timber Association.

The new association, which was launched this morning at Timber Expo, has expanded in recognition of its growing membership that encompasses producers, users and specifiers of products including CLT, SIPS and Glulam, as well as timber frame.

The overall purpose of the organisation will continue to be the promotion of structural timber products and systems within the UK construction industry – something the UKTFA has done for 11 years to good effect. With the growing understanding that timber construction is the way forward in terms of energy efficiency, time saving and flexibility, the new STA will reiterate these messages through its programme of seminars, factory tours and research.

Lawrence Young, chairman of the STA, comments: “The timber construction industry is now driven by intelligent and integrated hybrid solutions and our association stands for much more than ‘timber frame’, which is why our rebrand is a strengthening of our brand.

“As the STA we will continue to lead the industry in terms of quality, health & safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service.”

The STA has welcomed a number of new member companies since the relaunch was announced earlier in the year. The new association has also welcomed managing director of B& K Structures, Nick Milestone to the STA Board, with a responsibility for Quality and Membership.

Speaking about joining the Association, Milestone says: “The STA will make a real difference to the timber construction industry and B & K Structures welcomes the broadening of its remit. My business has joined the new STA because we recognise opportunities which will both make a difference to our bottom line and to the industry as a whole.”

 
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