The timber industry is going through an evolution; it 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.
As of September 2013, the UKTFA has changed its branding to the Structural Timber Association (STA). We now encompass all users of all structural timber systems and its elements and components, and the name change reflects that.
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 eleven 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 and continue all the good work of the UKTFA through its programme of seminars, factory tours and research.