Structural Timber Award Sponsors
MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market leading manufacturer of sustainable timber construction panels. Our award-winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality MDF and OSB products, customer-led innovation and industry leading customer service.
Our manufacturing sites in Clonmel (MEDITE) and Waterford (SMARTPLY) in Ireland feature the latest production technology to deliver straighter, flatter, more consistent boards in a range of sizes and thicknesses unparalleled within the industry.
As part of Coillte Group, we pride ourselves on our sustainable supply chain and manufacturing processes, meaning our products are as environmentally conscious in their make up as they are in their applications.
Metsä Wood provides premium-quality wood products for construction, industrial and distribution customers. They use 100% traceable wood from northern forests, a sustainable raw material of the finest quality. Their facilities are surrounded by these forest, which ensures a never-ending, reliable supply. Their primary products are Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), birch and spruce plywood , and Nordic premium timber.
A world-leading manufacturer of engineered wood-based panel products.
Their products include OSB, Chipboard and MDF. They are used extensively throughout construction, furniture and DIY industries, and come with the environmental reassurance of FSC® certification.
Norbord have been supplying products to Europe for over 40 years and have a strong customer base. This has been built on their record for excellent service and delivery, along with consistent quality and competitive pricing.
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.
Superglass offers you thermal and acoustic glass mineral wool products that meet exacting standards together with a service that’s tailored to you.
The perfect combination, we’re sure you’ll agree; and the result of our on-going investment in the latest manufacturing technology, new products and a whole new approach to the way we do business.
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.
It's all about working together
When you choose Superglass, you’re not just buying a product; you’re buying years of insulation expertise, comprehensive sales support, flexible delivery service and more.
That’s why we treat all our customers as partners, sharing our knowledge and advice with you to help you get the very best out of our insulation products. We call it Teamworks; and as you can see from the simple diagram here, it means our business revolves completely around you.
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.
Established in 1974, our experience is wide ranging. We began as a steel fabricator, constructing frames for major clients like Experian, Nottingham Trent University and Tesco. As part of the Bowmer & Kirkland Group, we grew our business alongside our counterparts, expanding our knowledge and product range and furthering our influence.
In early 2007, we diversified, moving into the engineered timber industry. This change saw our business grow rapidly - we began building a number of supermarkets for environmentally conscious retailers. Since them, we've worked on a vast array of projects including multi-national commercial HQ's and large scale residential developments. To date we’ve worked on some of the UK’s most innovative, sustainable projects. Whilst we continue to work with steel, we’re now the market leader for CLT and hybrid construction projects.
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.
Timber Frame Project of the Year
SIPs Project of the Year
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.
Delivering efficiency and competitive advantage using offsite construction technology and DfMA principles.
As the UK’s leading offsite construction consultancy offering in-depth knowledge of existing and emerging technologies - Cogent operates exclusively within the built environment and offsite manufacturing sectors.
Cogent work with offsite manufacturers, clients, architects, contractors and project managers to ensure that any project embracing offsite technology, is optimised and involves minimal risk.
We develop and improve:
- Business strategies
- Product & service portfolios
- Manufacturing operations
- Supply-chain integration
- Business processes
- Management systems
Retail & Leisure Project of the Year
The Confederation of Timber Industries is an umbrella organisation, representing the UK's Timber supply chain from Forest to end of life recycling.
The CTI represents Producers, Manufacturers and Distributors of Timber across all the supply chain.
Their membership includes large Multinational Companies as well as key Trade Associations, NGOs and Research Institutes.
As an innovative supplier of proven building envelope solutions, DuPont™ Tyvek® offers a full range of high-performance membranes and accessories to help prevent air and moisture infiltration and improve energy efficiency in all building types.
Specially designed to support sustainable building practices, our products can play an important role in meeting and exceeding building and energy codes, standards and certifications.
All DuPont building products come with the renowned service, expertise and technical back-up of a world-class science company.
Contact us for sales, training and technical advice
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Drinks Reception Sponsor
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EGGER (UK) Ltd. specialises in the design and manufacture of industry-leading commercial and domestic structural flooring solutions for UK housebuilders. Its Advanced Structural Flooring System comes with a unique lifetime guarantee and uses a simple six step installation process suitable for masonry, timber frame and offsite building applications. It is based on EGGER’s portfolio of structural P5 grade flooring boards – EGGER P5, EGGER Peel Clean Xtra and EGGER Protect. The boards feature enhanced moisture-resistant properties and a precise, diamond-tipped cut tongue and groove profile.
Category: Private Housing Project of the Year
A division of the Encon Group,
Encon Insulation is the leading independent UK distributor of thermal and
acoustic insulation, fire protection and roofing materials from well-known
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.
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.
Engineer of the Year
Cullen branded timber engineering connectors have been synonymous with innovation and quality for over 40 years. Alpine and Gang-Nail brands of timber connecting systems, software and equipment raise industry standards for the production of floor and roof solutions. Paslode is a leader in the manufacturing
of nailing systems for timber offsite construction. Cullen, Alpine, Gang-Nail and Paslode are brands of ITW Construction Products, a multinational company striving to always stay unique in its intuitive approach to construction.
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 market leading producer of I-Joists, selling to all of the major UK house builders, and an investment of £8.5m at their Forres manufacturing facility will make it the world’s most efficient I-Joist assembly line by the end of 2018.
Solid Wood Project of the Year
Social Housing Project of the Year
NBT are a leading distributor of thermal performance products and solutions that provide; thermal, moisture, acoustic and overheating control.
Our specification support helps you insure the right product specification on a given building type.
Successfully used on thousands of UK-based projects; NBT solutions are tried, tested and trusted by house builders, commercial developers, housing associations and local authorities.
Education Project of the Year
PEFC is an international non-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent, third-party certification. PEFC endorses national forest certification schemes developed through multi-stakeholder process, tailored to local priorities and conditions. PEFC believes that forest certification should be local so we work with national organisations to advance responsible forestry. PEFC now has over 70 members around the globe. Our standards provide forest owners with means of demonstrating good management and enables them to supply responsibly-sourced timber to the construction sector.
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.
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.
Architect of the Year
At Stora Enso, we want to help build a great future with wood. We are your go-to source of a wide range of quality wood products that improve the performance, safety and sustainability of your buildings.
Around the world, architects, builders and contractors turn to Stora Enso as a leader in sustainability and an innovation partner they can rely on for their building projects. Whether you’re looking for the simple beauty of classic sawn wood or the predictable precision of engineered wood, we’ve got what you need.
Client of the Year
The Staircraft Group has achieved dramatic growth, becoming the World’s Largest Staircase Manufacturer & Europe’s Only Staircase, i-Joist and Floor-Kit Manufacturer.
Staircraft recently enjoyed a double-celebration, having been listed number 51 in ‘The Times Virgin Fast Track 100’ Britain’s 100 fastest-growing private companies, and 478 in Europe.
The proposition continues to grow. In addition to Staircases, i-Joists and Floor-Kits, Staircraft recently developed world-class facilities manufacturing Door Frame Kits and Painted MDF Profiles. See our Advert below with contact details for our 3 Divisions.
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.
Product Innovation Award
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.
TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association) is an international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields.
We pride ourselves in providing independent, authoritative design and technical guidance through this website, online software, printed publications, e-books, and our telephone helpline. We link specifiers and purchasers with timber industry members through our Find a Supplier directory.
Since 1998 Trade Fabrication Systems Ltd has been the UK’s leading B2B processor of BBA approved peel clean protective films, factory applied coatings - including FR, slip resistant and decorative - for a variety of applications. BS EN ISO 9001:2015 quality procedures are strictly enforced across all processes.
TF’s experienced and dedicated technical support team thoroughly understand customers’ needs, have unrivalled product knowledge and being constantly in tune with the latest industry developments, actively contribute to a continuing company development programme.
Installer of the Year
As a leading thermal insulation manufacturer (with factories in Ireland and the UK) Xtratherm offers the construction industry with a range of innovative complete solutions, encompassing roofs, walls and floors. By combining these innovative products you can meet your requirements, as well as reaching passive standards.