Growth in timber frame homes

Growth in timber frame homes

Timber frame housing is expected to comprise 27 per cent of new housing projects by 2017, according to the Structural Timber Association.

Focusing on the recent growth of the timber frame house building market, the Timber Trends report, published by the Structural Timber Association (STA), analyses the market growth of timber frame housing from 2013 forecasts growth to 2017. Results from the report show that timber frame housing is expected to comprise 27 per cent of new housing projects by 2017

The Timber Trends report shows that since 2013 there has been a steady increase in house starts, with more than 150,000 homes built per year. This increase in construction has consequently resulted in an increase in timber frame homes, shown through more than a two per cent increase of market share between 2013/2014.

 Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, said, “The advantages of high quality, quickly built timber frame homes and commercial buildings have become increasingly recognised by a wider audience, not least by the Government where the benefits that timber frame provides will help meet new home building targets.

“These benefits are increasingly enjoyed by construction companies, as recently confirmed by the adoption of timber frame as a mainstream method by Barratt Developments plc and with similar large scale operations also in the process of turning to structural timber solutions.”

Andrew concludes; “Approximately 40 per cent more detached timber frame homes were built in England in 2014 than in 2013. As the trend continues to make progress in the private housing sector, now is the ideal time for structural timber companies to take advantage of the vast number of opportunities available to them.”

The full Timber Trends report is available to download by STA members here:

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