Structural Timber Award Sponsors
Established in 1757, James Latham plc has been importing and distributing timber and wood based panel products to the UK for more than two and a half centuries.
Under the continuing direction of the Latham family, the business – whose current management team includes a number of ninth generation family members - has developed into an industry leader in panel products, hardwood, and hardwood flooring and joinery quality softwood.
Latham’s wide-ranging and ever-expanding portfolio includes an extensive choice of innovative surface solutions for architects and interior designers ranging from veneered, melamine and laminated panels to acrylic solid surface.
The company also offers an extensive range of high performance door blanks, lightweight MFC boards, Birch plywood, plus hardwood and softwood plywood. In addition, as one of the largest distributors of MDF in the UK, stocks are held of standard, light, moisture resistant, F.R and Exterior panels.
James Latham is a member and supporter of the Timber Trade Federation and was the first signatory to the Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy. The company has a strong environmental policy with all depots being Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified as well as adhering to and complying with, the European Union Timber Regulations (EUTR).
As the UK’s leading organisation representing the offsite timber construction sector, the Structural Timber Association’s mission is to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, underpinned by a members’ quality standard assessment - STA Assure. This scheme offers reassurances to the construction community that members meet or even exceed current legislation and regulatory requirements. By exploiting advanced offsite manufacturing technology to increase capacity, structural timber systems are factory produced to exacting standards for onsite installation, improving resource efficiency – delivering exceptional quality and minimal defects.
At Superglass, we can offer you thermal and acoustic glass mineral wool products that meet exacting standards together with a service that’s tailored to you.
It means we can offer you impressive product quality and consistency, together with a range of products and innovations to meet ever-changing regulations and environmental pressures. We’re agile and highly responsive too – when you deal with Superglass, you’ll be in direct contact with decision makers – who like you, are keen to provide the right solutions for your business.
Superglass’ product is made from up to 84% recycled glass, so it has fantastic environmental benefits alongside great thermal and acoustic performance.
Event: Timber Expo
Date: 9-11 October 2018
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: NEC, Birmingham
Timber Expo is an annual trade show in the UK, covering a breadth of timber applications from timber frame, sawmills, merchants, glulam, SIPs, CLT, fixings and fastenings, timber cladding, doors/windows, mouldings, skirtings and flooring.
Timber Expo is supported by industry associations including TRADA, STTC, BMF, RIBA, CIAT and NaCSBA where trade visitors can gather under one roof to discover the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector - not just from the UK but from an increasingly exciting and diverse international market.
Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 9 - 11 October 2018 Timber Expo unites over 100 exhibitors with an audience of over 35,000 industry professionals as part of UK Construction Week.
UK Construction Week consists of nine shows under one roof, Timber Expo, Building Tech Live, Build Show, Civils Expo, Energy 2018, HVAC 2018, Plant & Machinery Live, Surface Materials Show and Grand Designs Live.
Custom and Self Build Project of the Year
For 30 years, ACTIS has been developing insulation products.
ACTIS now launches the Hybrid insulation range of products. A range of innovative products that are tested to international harmonised standards both under laboratory and real conditions of use; providing you with the confidence that the designed thermal expectations can be actually achieved.
With a passion for recruiting and construction, ARV Solutions are recruitment specialists in engineering, construction, and manufacturing. Our proven record spans over a decade, placing permanent and contract candidates from Graduates and Designers to Directors and Executives across the UK and internationally. We are leaders in recruiting for timber frame, modular building and the wider offsite and construction, and sustainability sectors.
Category: Contractor of the Year
BeA is the trusted fastening partner for many of Europe’s leading names in timber frame engineering. The business manufactures an extensive product range which includes pneumatic, electric and gas powered tools as well as an unbeatable choice of nails, staples, screws and other fasteners. BeA also offers customers access to field-based service engineers equipped with mobile workshops, excellent logistics and products manufactured at European facilities. In addition, the company is the market leader in the provision of fully automated fastening tools.
Biesse is the Group's business unit specialising in the woodworking segment.
Since 1969, it has designed, manufactured and marketed a comprehensive range of technologies and solutions for joiners and large furniture, windows, doors and wood building components manufacturers.
In recent years, it has also been active in the plastic processing machinery sector, developing ad-hoc solutions for a growing market.
For 50 years, DuPont™ Tyvek® has provided the protective barrier people need to worry less, so they can focus on accomplishing bigger things. Tyvek® is a family of tough, durable spunbonded olefin sheet products that are stronger than paper and more cost-effective and versatile than fabrics.
Lightweight and durable, Tyvek® has introduced new dimensions of protection, security and safety in a wide variety of applications—building envelope, protective apparel, medical packaging. Even graphics. And we continue to innovate today. We encourage our customers to develop new ideas for Tyvek®, and to dream big. Because once Tyvek® frees from you from worry, a world of greater good becomes possible.
Drinks Reception Sponsor
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Category: Private Housing Project of the Year
We’re first choice for customer service, with a dedicated, highly knowledgeable team giving you all the support you need. And choosing efficient, professional delivery through our national network of branches means you can rely on having what you need, when you need it.
Following a hugely successful ecobuild 2018 – which saw tens of thousands of industry professionals flood London ExCeL to explore the freshest thinking and latest innovations in the built environment – new owners Futurebuild Events have made a major announcement about the future direction of the event.
Upon its acquisition of ecobuild in December 2016, Futurebuild Events declared its intentions to give the event back to the industry and to reaffirm its commitment to innovation and sustainability. Today, the owners have revealed details about Futurebuild 2019 – the fulfilment of that bold vision.
Category: Project of the Year
Isover, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of mineral wool insulation products and systems. They manufacture and supply an extensive range of high performing sustainable, thermal, acoustic and fire safety performance products.
With a long history of providing innovative and reliable products, Isover manufactures and supplies an extensive range of high performing glass mineral wool insulation for a variety of applications.
Table Plan Sponsor
Category: Project/Construction Manager of the Year
James Jones & Sons Ltd operates the UK’s most modern and strategically located sawmills, they manufacture the widest range of sawn timber products including carcassing, fencing, pallet wood and heavy sections.
Their Timber Systems Division is the UK’s largest producer of I-Joists, selling to all of the major UK house builders.
James Jones & Sons pallet manufacturing and repair business is the second largest producer of timber pallets in the UK with an annual capacity of 14 Million units.
Kingspan Insulation are a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications. They have a vast product range including optimum performance OPTIM-R vacuum insulation, premium performance rigid Kooltherm insulation, high performance rigid Therma insulation and high performance rigid extruded polystyrene insulation.
Category: Best Solid Wood Project
Technical support, sales, and customer service functions will also remain the same, and the 80-year tradition of being a leader in the research and development of new and innovative products and services will remain an integral part of the business in the years to come.
- Particleboard (PB)
- Medium density fibreboard (MDF)
- Laminate flooring
- UF, MUF and MF resins for wood-based panels
- The number one manufacturer of oriented strand board (OSB) in Europe
Category: Best Commercial Project
Leading brand products include TANALITH and VAC-VAC preservative treated timber and DRICON fire protected timbers are available through leading treatment companies and merchants throughout the UK.
Category: Installer of the Year
With 100 years of roofing expertise and heritage, Marley Eternit is the UK’s leading roof systems manufacturer. They are the only UK manufacturer offering all elements of a roofing system from clay and concrete tiles, fibre cement slates, shingles and profiled sheeting to roofing accessories and battens including the BS 5534 compliant JB Red batten.
The comprehensive range also features decking and scaffolding.
Their innovative and market-leading products are all supported by a wide range of easily accessible technical services and expert support to meet the needs of their customers from across the construction industry.
In recognition of their customer focus, in 2016, Marley Eternit was awarded the coveted ServiceMark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) for their commitment to deliver ‘world class customer service’.
Marley Eternit are part of the Etex group, with a diverse portfolio and global presence.
Category: Timber Frame
Metsä Wood provides premium-quality wood products for construction, industrial and distribu¬tion customers. Their aim is to be the best partner for these customers, opening up the almost endless possibilities of wood.
Metsä Wood use 100% traceable wood from northern forests, a sustainable raw material of the finest quality. Their facilities are surrounded by these forests, which ensures a never-ending, reliable supply. Their primary products are Nordic premium timber, birch and spruce plywood and Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber).
Category: Social Housing Project of the Year
Category: Social Housing Project of the Year
Based in Dudley in the West Midlands, MiTek specialises in the development of software solutions for structural timber engineering and the provision of steel connector products for our floor and roofing systems.
Their customer support team is the largest and the most experienced in the industry comprising of professionals with collectively hundreds of years of experience in supporting trussed rafter and Posi-Joist manufacturers in their market. When it comes to service and customer support, nobody else comes close.
Further afield, MiTek is the leading provider of software solutions and supplier of building components throughout the Americas, Africa and Australasia.
Their Midlands manufacturing facility supplies their customers throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as France and Germany. An additional three European production facilities supply the rest of their European customers in Scandinavia and throughout Eastern Europe.
PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management through independent third-party certification. A federal organisation, it works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed collaboratively by interested stakeholders and tailored to local priorities and conditions. PEFC has recognised national certification systems in 39 countries. Together these account for over 300 million hectares of certified forests, making PEFC the world’s largest forest and wood product certification system.
Innovation at the Heart of Wood is the company motto and we pride ourselves on being pioneers and investing in new technologies to develop innovative solutions for the construction sector.
Best Retail & Leisure Project
The SIG360 Technical Centre is a service offering from SIG, that focuses on helping customers deliver energy efficient buildings. Central to SIG360 is an easily accessible expert team of technical specialists, supported by the SIG multi-company structure and supply chain consolidation
The SIG360 Technical Centre offers house builders a unique, totally integrated, end-to-end solution in the provision of energy saving construction products, technical services and support. We have unbiased access to thousands of product solutions with an intimate knowledge of product performance and cost to help you make the right combined choice.
Category: Low Energy Project of the Year
Södra Wood UK aims to be the UK and Ireland’s market leading supply partner of planed structural timber, engineered wood products and timber treater to the roof truss, timber frame, timber & builders merchants and industrial markets. We will also support and develop the introduction of other Södra Wood associated products into the UK & Ireland, to enhance our core market share and create opportunities to expand into new market sectors.
We will achieve this through sourcing products that meet with all the required legal certification, and providing efficient supply chain solutions that meet with our customers needs.
Category: Architect of the Year
Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace non-renewable materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. Our wood product range covers all areas of urban construction including massive wood elements, such CLT and LVL, wood components and pellets. We also offer a variety of sawn timber goods.
Category: Client of the Year
Their clients tell them time and time again that continuity, productivity, innovation, quality and consistency are the factors in their decision to choose Staircraft as their volume supply channel partner.
Staircraft believe part of our success is based on our drive to constantly refine what they do and how they do it, in order to engineer extra value into their products and processes on line and deliver more value to their customers.
Founded in 1897 the Society has changed with the times over the intervening years but still endeavours to provide assistance to those past and present members of the timber trade in need.
They have four Trustees and nine regional volunteer committees. Representatives from these committees together with the President , Vice President, Past-Presidents of the Society and the Trustees and General Manager make up their Board of Management.
The regional committees organise a number of fundraising events ranging from golf to river cruises and clay pigeon shooting as well as seasonal lunches and dinners.
Category: Product Innovation
The Timber Trade Federation is growing the use of wood through innovative representation and a suite of value added business services for its members. Spanning the timber industry supply chain from the Sawmiller to the Manufacturer through the distribution network of Agents, Importers, Distributors and Merchants, TTF Members account for around two-thirds of the £8.5 billion value of the UK timber industry.
Since 1998 Trade Fabrication Systems Ltd has been the UK’s leading processor of BBA approved peel-off protective films for floor panels, Class 0 foil faced boards and factory applied coatings for a variety of applications.