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Structural timber is the fastest growing
construction method in the UK


75% of self-builders use timber as their
primary method of construction


Timber is increasingly becoming the building
material of choice for private and social housing


CLT and glulam is the fastest growing
modern method of construction for retail applications

The STA is currently the country's leading timber organisation, which represents a wide membership of businesses and people involved in construction using engineered timber, from across the UK.

The STA leads the industry on quality, health & safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service. The STA's activities include seminars, factory tours, research, provision of information, networking, advocacy and discussion.

Latest Projects...

Furness Academy - Case Study

Furness Academy - Case Study

Furness Academy has been hailed as a ground-breaking project - one of the largest educational facilities to be developed in the UK, using cross laminated timber (CLT), as the core structural component. From conception to completion, this evaluation incorporates input from all contributors, with the aim of demonstrating the successful collaboration of specialist organisations working together professionally and coherently at all levels to ensure the safe delivery of an outstanding project - on time and within budget. The Academy has achieved outstanding environmental performance for the structural frame with sequestered carbon values of -1395 tonnes of CO2e.

Hanham Hall - Case Study

Hanham Hall - Case Study

This groundbreaking project is the first site in the government’s Carbon Challenge initiative and is designed to test the Code for Sustainable Homes to its highest performance criteria – Code Level 6.  The Code for Sustainable Homes is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. It aims to reduce carbon emissions and promote higher standards of sustainable design above the current minimum standards set out by the building regulations.

The Serpentine, Aylesbury - Project Profile

The Serpentine, Aylesbury - Project Profile

ITW Industry - Residential Project

In June 2012, Thames Valley Housing (TVH) welcomed the new residents of The Serpentine, its flagship affordable housing development in Aylesbury.  Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the UK’s leading provider of timber system building solutions, played a crucial role in this innovative project, from the initial design through to the supply and erection of the closed panel timber build system. The success of this unusual design showcases both the flexibility and cost effectiveness of building with timber as well as the market leading expertise of Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ technical team.