The UK Timber Frame Association has appointed Steven Streets MRICS as its first Technical Manager to add to the Associations technical information on Timber frame construction and expand the technical support to UKTA members.
It is hoped that by December 2006 100% of all site erectors employed will hold a full UKTFA/City& Guilds Accreditation.
Statistics announced by UKTFA show strong growth in timber-frame housing, with a market share of 73% in Scotland and 19.7% across the UK. Wally Shaw of Covers looks into the factors that are driving this growth.
A fire at a housing development in London reignited the debate over the performance of timber-framed buildings. TiC hears from both sides of the fence.
The increase in popularity of timber-frame housing should not come as a surprise. Timber-frame has many other advantages over other construction types, including performance and environmental advantages. Vanessa Hatton, marketing services manager of Rockwool, examines how effective insulation can create timber-frame houses that significantly exceed requirements.
The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) has enhanced its team with the appointment of a Technical Manager and an Education and Training Manager, both working from the UKTFA headquarters in Alloa to further develop the quality of services provided to the timber frame industry and its client base.
When it comes to meeting the energy conservation regulations for new homes, Timber Frame construction is already there according to the Chair of the UK timber promotional campaign Wood for Good.
Timber frame housing, timber floors and timber windows all have a significant role to play in the new requirements for 2006 Part L.. TiC explores why the industry is welcoming tighter regulations.
TIMBER-FRAME MANUFACTURERS have defended accusations that the construction method is a worse polluter than methods that use other construction materials.