Representing over 700 members across the structural timber sector and associated supply chain, the Structural Timber Association (STA) has an objective to enhance quality and safety through technical guidance and industry insight.
The Association’s independently assessed membership and quality standards scheme – STA Assure, is recognised by the NHBC and six leading warranty and building control bodies. This scheme ensures all manufacturing members meet or even exceed current legislation and regulatory requirements.
Along with quality and safety, the STA’s core objective is to be a leading provider of technical research. Fire safety effects all forms of construction. All buildings must be designed to comply with the functional protocols of the Building Regulations as a minimum standard. As part of their continual development programme, the STA has been collaborating with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, the University of Edinburgh and BRE to produce fire safety in use guidance for timber frame buildings.
The STA has invested in an industry leading fire in use research project to test and prove commonly used timber frame wall, floor and roof make ups used in the UK marketplace.
The output of this research, a pattern book of EN tested systems, is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK timber frame sector. This research now forms part of the STA’s best practice guidance and is free to download from: www.structuraltimber.co.uk/links/research-documents
At a time when reducing carbon emissions is a global priority and at the forefront of the UK construction agenda – the STA positively supports sustainable construction.
Why The Company Joined The Housing Forum:
The Housing Forum has long held the reputation as a key influencer in the housing debate and is known for its high quality, high impact events. Membership of the Housing Forum means the STA can gain access to other influential organisations, thereby raising the profile of the Association, its members and structural timber in general.