Structural Timber Is The Key To Delivering Labour’s 1.5 Million Homes, Sustainably

In response to the King’s speech yesterday at the State Opening of Parliament, the Structural Timber Association (STA) is calling on the new Labour Government to recognise that delivering its manifesto pledge of building 1.5 million homes will require a significant change in focus and a rapid shift towards more sustainable building technologies, primarily offsite […]

General Election A Pivotal Opportunity For Sustainable Housing Solutions

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has welcomed the announcement of the upcoming general election, calling it a critical moment for the future of the UK’s housing policy. Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of the STA, commented: “This is a pivotal opportunity to place sustainable housing at the top of the political agenda and we urge […]

Structural Timber Association Hosts New Event For Architects At Riba London

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has announced a new, free event ‘Navigating Structural Timber Construction to Address Net Zero’, taking place on the 2nd of July 2024 at RIBA’s London headquarters. Aimed at architects and structural engineers, the event features high-profile speakers from organisations including RIBA, Waugh Thistleton, Tate + Co and dRMM Studio. The […]

STA Member Pushes Boundaries With Engineered Timber At National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Valued member of the Structural Timber Association (STA), B&K Structures is no stranger to pushing the boundaries for the application of engineered timber in construction. The company’s involvement at the flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) required innovative solutions, demanding close collaboration between contractors and consultants. Paving the way for the future of manufacturing in […]

Turning A Dream Timber Selfbuild Project Into A Reality

Tirning a dream into reality

If you’ve made the decision to design, plan and build your own home, one of the first considerations is the building material. For a sustainable solution, that’s cost-effective, easy to work with, quick to build and offers a host of design options, structural timber ticks all the boxes.

STA Launches New Skills Hub And Installer Training Scheme

In a move that will significantly improve access to high-quality timber skills training, the Structural Timber Association (STA) has launched an online Skills Hub incorporating its new STA Installer Training Scheme (ITS). The STA has a long history of providing skills training and the new hub aptly coincides with the Government’s Timber in Construction Policy […]

Delivering The Timber In Construction Policy Roadmap

With the clock ticking down to Net Zero, timber’s low carbon credentials have placed it at the top of the construction agenda. Recently, the Government set out a forward-thinking plan to increase the use of timber in construction – as Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, explains.

Timber Industry To Spearhead Implementation Of Key Government Policy

Working in partnership, the Structural Timber Association (STA), Timber Development UK (TDUK) and the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) have been appointed joint Secretariat of the Government’s Timber in Construction (TiC) Policy Roadmap working group, in a bid to expedite delivery of this critical industry plan.