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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...

Highfield - Case Study

Highfield - Case Study

After investing in a 1930’s bungalow, Richard and Paula Hurd set out to create one of the UK’s most energy efficient and sustainable homes. Originally they planned to simply build an extension to the existing bungalow and remodel the rest - keeping the elements that they were fond of. However, after careful consideration the couple decided demolition was the solution, as there was really nothing worth saving and looked into self-building instead.

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.

Lucas Fettes