The STA’s annual survey of UK structural timber markets forecast continued growth within the sector as companies are taking advantage of market opportunities. These opportunities include factors such as advances in off-site construction supported by modern manufacturing processes and computerised technology. Alex Goodfellow, Chairman of the STA and Managing Director for Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses the findings of the report and outlines the STA’s priorities for 2018.
The BBA’s amplified assessment process results in a new ‘Leader’ Certificate with more detailed content on structural stability and performance of the balcony connector.
Oak is the most iconic of British hardwoods for structural use, but do you really understand it and the available options, and crucially its benefits over imported oak? Tom Barnes of Vastern Timber explains.