UK Timber Frame Association makes its return to National Homebuilding and Renovating Show

19 March 2013

The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) will be returning to the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show this March, as host of the timber pavilion.

Based in the Eco Pavilion, the UKTFA and its members will be running a series of masterclass sessions at the show, giving self-builders an introduction to the benefits of timber construction. The Association will also be presenting four sessions on the technical side of timber frame, as well as an ‘Ask The Expert’ advice desk, where self-builders can drop by to ask general timber questions.

At the centre of the pavilion UKTFA member company Frame Wise will be constructing a two-storey ‘Eco-Theatre’, to demonstrate timber frame’s ease and speed of build. Once completed, Frame Wise will occupy the first floor of the building, promoting the benefits of timber frame, and the Homebuilding and Renovating team will be running technical presentations in the ground floor.

Also present in the timber pavilion will be Taylor Lane Timber Frame, English Brothers, Deeside Timber Frame, Solo Timber Frame, Fleming Homes and Charlie Laing Project Management.

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the UKTFA, said: “The self-build market is one of the UKTFA’s top priorities. Our presence at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show is the ideal opportunity to drive home the many benefits of timber frame, including the material’s speed of build, value for money and top-class environmental credentials.

“We will also be highlighting the benefits of using an approved UKTFA member company when choosing timber frame. Members must meet strict criteria in order to join the UKTFA, offering added peace of mind that your building will be delivered safely, sustainably and to the highest standards of technical excellence.”
Running from the 21-24 March at the NEC in Birmingham, the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show is the UK’s biggest self-build show and is attended by over 30,000 self-builders.