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16 Steps to Fire Safety Guidance Download
Advice Note 01 - Part 2 - CE Marking and the timber frame industry - FAQ Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 02 - Design life of timber frame buildings Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 03 - Introduction to the construction of commercial timber frame buildings Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 04 - Part 1 - Foundation tolerances Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 04 - Part 2 - Sole plate tolerances Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 04 - Part 3 - Timber Frame Wall Tolerances Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 05 - Part 1 - Podium support structures Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 05 - Part 2 - Timber Floor Structures Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 06 - Part 1 - Thermal performance - Fabric first approach to thermal performance Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 06 - Part 2 - Energy performance and thermal bridging Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 07 - Part 2 - Structural timber external wall compliance route for fire safety Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 07 - Part 3 - Fire Safety Strategy (FSS) for structural timber buildings Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 07 - Part 5 - Design of escape routes during the construction process Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 07 - part 5- Fire robustness Escape routes during construction Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 08 - Part 1 - Thermal imaging cameras Advice Note Download
Advice Note 09 - Part 1 - CDM Regulations for STA Members Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 09 - Part 2 - CDM Regulations for Domestic Clients Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 10 - Timber Stud Frame Separating Walls Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 11 - Parapet wall coping principles for structural timber frame Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 12 - Part 1 - Specifying Metal Fasteners Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 14 - Part 1 - Key principles for moisture durability Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 14 - Part 2 - Key principles for CLT wall to foundation interfaces Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 14 - Part 3 - Key principles for good practice detailing for the external envelope of CLT Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 14 - Part 4 - Construction process best practice Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 14 - Part 5 - CLT structural design and manufacturing quality assurance Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 15 - Part 1 - Legal responsibilities for fire safety on construction sites Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 15 - Part 3 - Detailed explanation of the ‘16 Steps to Fire Safety’ strategy Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 16 - Party Wall Spandrels Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 17 - Gable Wall Spandrel Panels Advice Note Members only
Advice Note 18 - Breather Membranes to Structural Timber Walls Advice Note Members only
Building Low Carbon Homes - Guide 4 Guidance Members only
Building Safety Act - An update for members Advice Note Members only
Cavity Barriers - Best practice guidance on installation of cavity barriers Guidance Download
CLT Compartment Fire Behaviour - Webinar Q&A Guidance Members only
Consumer Guide 1 - Stick Build v Pre-Manufactured Guidance Download
Design Guide During Construction to Separating Distances for Timber Frame Buildings Guidance Download
Design Guide to Propping and Bracing Guidance Download
Design guide to separating distances during construction Guidance Download
Design guide to separating distances during construction, Part 4 (For CLT type frame buildings) Guidance Download
Designers Workbook - Timber Frame - Health & Safety Workbook Download
Designers Workbook - Timber Frame - Knowledge Workbook Download
Designers Workbook - Timber Frame - Practical Workbook Download
Differential Movement in Platform Timber Frame Guidance Download
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 1 - Flame retardant and intumescent coatings for FR Build compliance Product Paper Members only
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 2 - Insulation for FI Build compliance Product Paper Members only
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 3 - FC Build - sheathing and decking Product Paper Members only
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 4 - Product assemblies to achieve different category levels of structural timber frame Product Paper Members only
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 5 - Appendix 1 - Determining overall project size/threshold Product Paper Download
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 5 - Appendix 2 - How to use the PP5 separation distance tables Product Paper Download
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 5 - Appendix 3 - Using separation distance tables on sites with multiple units Product Paper Download
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 5 - Appendix 4 - Using separation distance tables on sites with phased handover Product Paper Download
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 5 - Appendix 5 - Separation distance tables; key notes and advice Product Paper Download
Fire Mitigation Product Paper 5 - Guidance for structural timber frame buildings below 250m2 in total floor area Product Paper Download
Fire Mitigation Technical Paper 1 - FERMI Report, Technical review Technical Paper Members only
Fire Mitigation Technical Paper 2 - Summary review of category compliance - testing and model assumptions Technical Paper Members only
Fire Mitigation Technical Paper 3 - Test methodology for category compliance Technical Paper Members only
Fire risk induction pack for site workers Guidance Download
Fire Risk Management FAQs Guidance Download
Guidance notes for supply and erection terms Guidance Download
Guidance notes on wireless fire alarms Guidance Download
Guide to Construction Phase Fire Risk Mitigation White Paper Guidance Download
HSE Fire Safety in Construction Guidance Download
Insurance industry guide to mass timber in UK construction Guidance Download
Literature Review of Large-scale Fire Experiments on Cross-laminated Timber Report Members only
Manufacturers Workbook - Timber Frame - Health & Safety Workbook Download
Manufacturers Workbook - Timber Frame - Knowledge Workbook Download
Manufacturers Workbook - Timber Frame - Practical Workbook Download
Market Research Report: Residential Sector Report Members only
Market Research Report: Residential Sector: Interim Update Report Download
Moisture management strategy Guidance Download
SIP Pocket Guide Guidance Members only
SIPS Technical Bulletin 1 - Structure Technical Bulletin Members only
SIPS Technical Bulletin 2 - Fire Technical Bulletin Members only
SIPS Technical Bulletin 3 - Acoustics Technical Bulletin Members only
SIPS Technical Bulletin 4 - Thermal Technical Bulletin Members only
SIPS Technical Bulletin 5 - Durability Technical Bulletin Members only
SIPS Technical Bulletin 6 - Sustainability Technical Bulletin Members only
Site Safe Registration User Guide for Fire Services V1.1 Guidance Download
Site Safe Registration User Guide for STA members V1.1 Guidance Members only
Site Safe Risk Assessment Checklist Guidance Download
Site Safety - Fire Safety on Construction Site Poster Guidance Members only
STA - products that have been tested Guidance Members only
STA Consumer Guide 2 - Mortgage Advice Guidance Members only
STA Guide - Mortgages for timber self-build homes Guidance Download
STA Living in a Timber Frame Home Guidance Download
STA White Paper: Increased use of timber Guidance Download
Stakeholder guide to structural insulated panels (SIPs) Guidance Download
Structural Guidance For Platform Timber Frame Guidance Members only
Structural Timber Association; BR135 classification document for timber frame Guidance Members only
Structural timber buildings fire safety in use guidance Tested downlighters achieving REI30 minutes Guidance Download
Structural Timber Buildings Fire Safety In Use Guidance Volume 1 - Pattern Book Systems Guidance Download
Structural Timber Buildings Fire Safety In Use Guidance Volume 2 - Cavity Barriers and Fire Stopping Guidance Download
Structural timber buildings fire safety in use guidance Volume 6 - Mass timber structures; Building Regulation compliance B3(1) Guidance Download
Technical Bulletin 01 - Timber as a structural material - an introduction Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 02 - Engineered wood products and an introduction to timber structural systems Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 03 - Timber frame structures - platform frame construction (part 1) Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 04 - Timber frame structures - platform frame construction (part 2) Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 05 - Timber frame structures - platform frame construction (part 3) Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 08 - Glued laminated timber structures Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 09 - Glued laminated timber structures. Part 2: construction and connection details Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 10 - Structural Insulated Panel Construction Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Bulletin 11 - Cross-laminated Timber Construction - An Introduction Technical Bulletin Members only
Technical Document Perimeter fencing Guidance Download
Technical Note 03 - Understanding floor to wall interface junctions in structural timber frame Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 05 - 16 steps to fire safety summary and cross reference Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 06 - Floor Joist Serviceability Designs Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 07 - Corrosion Protection of Fasteners for Wood Based Building Components Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 07 - Part 2 - Fasteners for non-wood based sheathing boards Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 08 - Temporary work platforms over voids - during construction of structural timber buildings Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 10 - FAQ from Surveyors, Mortgage Lenders and Insurance Companies Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 11 - Structural Timber Building Design Loading Clarification Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 12 - Cavity Barriers Around Openings Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 13 - Fire Safety Building Terms Briefly Explained Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 14 - Insulation in the external wall cavity – Good practice checks Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 15 - Gable Panel Forces - explanation Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 19 - STA Assure Structural Timber Engineering Design Quality Assurance Procedures Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 23 - Durability by design – mass timber structures Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 24 - Moisture protection during construction Technical Note Members only
Technical Note 31 – Vocabulary of roles in a structural building project Technical Note Download
Technical Note 32 - Update on Scotland’s Building Regulation Technical Handbook Technical Note Members only
Timber - the Solid Choice For Your Self-Build Guidance Download
Tips for Self Builders Guidance Members only
Why build with structural timber? Guidance Members only

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