Structural Timber Award Sponsors
The STA is currently the country's leading timber organisation, which represents a wide membership of businesses and people involved in construction using engineered timber, from across the UK.
The STA leads the industry on quality, health & safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service. The STA's activities include seminars, factory tours, research, provision of information, networking, advocacy and discussion.
ARV Solutions are recruitment specialists in engineering, construction and manufacturing. Our proven record spans 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 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.
Category: Best of Solid Wood
Combilift is a specialist forklift & straddle carrier manufacturer producing a wide range of customised handling solutions, all of which are designed for the safe, space saving and very productive handling of the long and bulky loads. Located in Monaghan, Ireland, Combilift was established in 1998 by Martin McVicar and Robert Moffett, both highly qualified engineers with decades of experience between them. Their expertise, knowledge of the market and practical experience led to the development of the Combilift - the ultimate long-load material handling solution.
Donaldson Timber Engineering is the UK's largest and longest established manufacturer and supplier of engineered wood products, including roof trusses, open web joists, I-joists, spandrel panels, and health & safety products. With over 30 years’ experience, DTE supplies to national and regional housebuilders, building contractors, offsite manufacturers, and builders' merchants. A regional network of eight branches across the UK means wherever you are, DTE is on your doorstep; providing the best in quality and local service with a national distribution.
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Category: Education Project of the Year
FINSA was a pioneer in the manufacture of particleboard and MDF on the Iberian Peninsula. It began its industrial activity in 1931, at a sawmill in Portanxil (Ames). A few years later, in 1937, Manuel García Cambón gave legal form to the project, which, in 1946, would be named FINANCIAL MADERERA S.A.
Ever since our inception, we have always been aware of the responsibility we take on by using wood as the base element to manufacture and develop our solutions. We learn from it and we incorporate many of its virtues into our organisation: its versatility and strength as well as its emotional closeness to people, and the comfort and warmth it brings to society. Our wide product range follows the same philosophy, and is currently present in the daily lives of human beings, forming part of the most cherished environments.
We have never lost sight of our origins and, as we grew, we have always kept in mind the sustainability of our business and our raw material. This attitude has earned FINSA the respect of major market players and of the communities where it develops its work.
Category: Pioneer Award
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.
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).
Category: Private Housing Project of the Year
The successful development of the UK business started in 1988 with the construction of our first plasterboard plant in Sittingbourne, Kent. A second plasterboard plant at Immingham, N.E. Lincolnshire, and a plaster plant at Sittingbourne closely followed. To date, in excess of £100 million has been invested in the most advanced manufacturing technology making Knauf one of the largest suppliers of gypsum-based building materials in the UK.
Knauf is firmly committed to on-going technology developments and diversification, working closely with the industry to deliver quality, innovative, cost-effective products to our customers. Knauf systems have been used and installed around the world with proven success. In the UK, products have the quality assurance of the Company’s BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certification.
Category: Private Housing Project of the Year
Knauf Insulation with more than 30 years of experience in the insulation industry represents one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. Knauf Insulation is committed to meeting the increasing demand for energy efficiency in new and existing homes, non-residential buildings and industrial applications.
The company shows a strong and steady financial performance with turnover close to € 1.6 billion. Knauf Insulation currently has over 5,000 employees in more than 35 countries and more than 40 manufacturing sites in 15 countries.
Knauf Insulation is part of the Knauf Group, a family-owned multi-national manufacturer of building materials and construction systems, established in 1932. The Knauf Group with a group turnover of € 6.6 billion in 2015 has more than 26,500 employees worldwide with more than 220 factories in more than 70 countries.
Knauf Insulation is the only UK manufacturer of glass mineral wool and rock mineral wool insulation products, giving an unrivalled range for building, H&V, process and appliance insulation, as well as fabrication applications.
Category: Best Commercial Project
Lonza Wood Protection has been leading the way in protecting timber for over 80 years, innovating and moving the industry forward with world class products and treatment technologies.
Our approach to business is characterised by innovative products, valued brands and exceptional customer service.
For customers using our preservative and fire retardant products within their own timber treatment facilities, we offer a unique range of support services and initiatives that can help you and your customers to make the most of timber.
Category: Project of the Year
Category: Project of the Year
MBM Forest Products
MBM Forest Products began operating in 1966 as a bulk importer and nationwide distributor of Canadian Forest Products. To mark this event in the UK Timber industry, the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, presided over the opening of the new Terminal Operation at Newport in South Wales.
Today MBM has expanded into most of the world's softwood and panel product markets, and imports materials from Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, South America, the Far East, Canada and the UK.
LP Building Products
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, (LP Building Products), is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction.
From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.
Category: Best of Timber Frame & Table Plan/Delegate List
MEDITE SMARTPLY is the market leading manufacturer of sustainable MDF & OSB timber panels.
Focused on customer driven innovation, and using the very latest manufacturing technology, the MEDITE SMARTPLY product range is constantly evolving, allowing Architects, Designers and Builders to explore new ideas and concepts, whilst safe in the knowledge that he products they are using are sustainable, certified and fully compliant with all relevant legislation .
New developments in production mean that SMARTPLY products are now available in a broader range of sizes and to more consistent tolerances than ever before, making them ideal for the timber frame and offsite sectors.
Category: Best SIP's Project
K Group is an associate member of the Construction Fixings Association, and as a founder member they are confident in the suitability of all products that they offer to the construction industry.
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: Client of the Year
SPSenvirowall is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of external wall insulation systems and high-quality decorative renders. We have an extensive range of systems for new build and refurbishment applications which have been rigorously tested and used throughout the UK and Europe for over 40 years. No matter what the construction, be it traditional masonry, steel or timber frame, SPSenvirowall has the solution. All products in the range hold NHBC, BBA approvals as well as accreditation from organisations including INCA and SWIGA.
Category: Engineer of the Year
Category: Architect of the Year
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.