Timber Trends Report tops previous years with growth forecast beyond 2018

The Structural Timber Association (STA) commissioned Egan Consulting to prepare a survey of UK timber markets across 2015. The Timber Trends Report has now been published and highlights the significant growth in the use of structural timber frame by the housing sector over the last 12 months.

Starting on an extremely positive note, 2016 was predicted to be another year of double-digit growth, with starts estimated at circa 56,000 in timber frame. The Timber Trends Report forecasts continued growth within the sector towards 2018 and beyond, as companies are taking advantage of market opportunities. These opportunities include factors such as advances in offsite construction supported by modern manufacturing systems and computerised technology.

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