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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...

King's College London student accommodation - Project Profile

King's College London student accommodation - Project Profile

ITW Industry - Residential Project

Timber frame firm Prestoplan has been appointed by GB Group to design and erect the frame for two high profile student accommodation schemes at King’s College London and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). MMU have been recently named the greenest university in the UK and number one in the People and Planet League Table 2013 of 140 universities. The King’s College London project will be BREEAM ‘Outstanding’.

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.