UK: Timber frame to account for 27% of housing starts

Timber frame is expected to account for 27% of new housing in the UK by 2017, buoyed by a steady increase in housing starts of cagr 2%, according to a new report by the Structural Timber Association (STA).

Since 2013, more than 150,000 homes have been built annually, with 184,605 (+3%) new housing starts expected in 2017. 

“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,” said Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA).

“Approximately 40% 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.”

 

Source: CTI