The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) has announced a rebrand of the organisation.
In recognition of its growing membership that encompasses producers, users and specifiers of the product, the remit of the new Structural Timber Association (STA) will be broader and will now represent not just timber frame, but all users of structural timber products, including CLT, SIPS and Glulam.
The overall purpose of the organisation will continue to be the promotion of structural timber products and systems within the UK construction industry – something the UKTFA has done for 11 years to good effect. With the growing understanding that timber construction is the way forward in terms of energy efficiency, time saving and flexibility, the new STA will reiterate these messages through its programme of seminars, factory tours and research.
Lawrence Young, chairman of UKTFA says: “The timber frame industry is no longer defined simply by the supply of timber kits; it is driven by intelligent and integrated hybrid solutions. Because of this, the UKTFA now stands for much more than ‘timber frame’, and we felt that we needed to broaden the Association to reflect the evolving industry.
“This rebrand strengthens what the UKFTA has always stood for and as the STA we will be stronger and more inclusive. The UKTFA leads the industry in terms of quality, health & safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service, and this work will continue under the STA banner.”