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Useful Addresses and Contacts

The STTA is keen to promote the use of timber wherever possible. To this end we have listed below addresses and contact points for organisations which provide information about timber and timber use. Again where appropriate we have incorporated hyperlinks to organisation websites. Click the link to see more details.

American Hardwood Export Council

Unit 20.1,
20-22 Vestry Street,
London N1 7RE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7626 4111
E-mail: Europe@americanhardwood.org
Website: www.americanhardwood.org
Contact: David Venables

AHEC is the leading international trade association for the US hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among US hardwood companies and all the major US hardwood product trade associations. AHEC can provide the hardwood trade - importers, specifiers, users - with promotional assistance, technical publications, and sources of supply for US hardwoods.

APA - The Engineered Wood Association

Website: www.apawood.org

This Trade Association represents the US and Canadian engineered wood products industry.

British Woodworking Federation

The Building Centre,
26 Store Street,
London,
WC1E
7BT
Tel: 0844 2092610
F
ax 0844 2092611
C
ontact Iain McIlwee.
E-mail: bwf@bwf.org.uk
Website: www.bwf.org.uk

The BWF, the voice of the woodworking industry, represents manufacturers of doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, architectural joinery, timber framed buildings and engineered timber components.

It provides a complete range of services to its Members including expert advice on technical, employment, health and safety, tax issues etc. The BWF also represents and provides a link with Suppliers to the Industry.

Canada Wood UK

PO Box 1,
Farnborough,
Hants GU14 6WE
Tel: 01252 522545
Fax: 01252 522546
E-mail: office@canadawooduk.org
Website: www.canadawood.info
Contact: John Park

Canada Wood UK is a co-operation between the Canadian Plywood Association, Canadian Lumbermens Association, Council of Forest Industries, Maritime Lumber Bureau, NLGA, Ontario Lumber Manufacturers Association, Quebec Lumber Manufacturers Association and Quebec Wood Export Bureau for representation in all aspects of common interest and provision of technical support for users of member company production.

Forests Forever

75 School Road,
Great Wratting,
Suffolk,
CB9 7HA.
Tel: 0203 205 0067
Fax: 0207 291 5379
E-mail: info@forestsforever.org.uk
Website: www.forestsforever.org.uk

Forests Forever is an initiative of The Timber Trade Federation and was established in 1990 as a non profit-making voluntarily funded body to represent the views of all timber and wood using industries in the UK on environmental issues. Forests Forever’s aim is to help safeguard the forests of the world and Britain’s future timber supplies, in addition to promoting wood as an environmentally friendly material. As an industry wide campaign, Forests Forever is supported by major companies in the timber and woodworking industries.

Glue Laminated Timber Association

Chiltern House,
Stocking Lane,
Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe,
Bucks, HP14 4ND
Tel: 01494 569600
Fax: 01494 565487
Email: info@glulam.co.uk
Website: www.glulam.co.uk

The Glued Laminated Timber Association represents the leading manufacturers and distributors of glulam in the UK. It aims to promote the awareness of glued laminated timber and its properties among specifiers and users of building materials. Members of the Association provide a comprehensive design, supply and erection service together with associated materials.

Structural Timber Association

The e-Centre,
Cooperage Way Business Village,
Alloa.
Clackmannanshire.
FK10 3LP.
Tel: 01259 272140
Fax: 01259 272141
e-mail: info@structuraltimber.co.uk
web: www.structuraltimber.co.uk

The Structural Timber Association promotes the use of structural timber products and systems within the UK construction industry.  Formerly known as the UK Timber Frame Association, the enlarged Association now includes suppliers of integrated hybrid solutions, including SIPS, Glulam and CLT products, as well as traditional timber frame systems.

TRADA

Stocking Lane,
Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe,
Bucks HP14 2ND
Tel: 01494 569600
Fax: 01494 565487
E-mail: advisory@trada.co.uk
Website: www.trada.co.uk

TRADA - the Timber Research and Development Association - is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products. TRADA provides a broad range of research, training and information services as well as providing bespoke consultancy for individual customers.

Timber Decking and Cladding Association

5 Flemming Court
Castleford,
West Yorkshire.
WF10 5HW.
Tel: 01977 558147
e-mail: info@tda.org.uk
Website: www.tda.org.uk
Contact: Stephen Young

The Timber Decking Association (TDA) exists to provide help and advice about well designed high performance timber decking and to promote excellence in quality of materials and workmanship through a quality assurance scheme called "Deck Mark". Formed in January 1999, the TDA is made up of organisations covering the entire supply chain from forest resource to installer.

Timber Trade Federation

The Building Centre,
26 Store Street,
London.
WC1E 7BT.
Tel: 0203 205 0067
Fax: 0207 291 5379
e-mail: ttf@ttf.co.uk
Website: www.ttf.co.uk
Contact: Nick Boulton

The Timber Trade Federation is the leading trade body representing the UK timber industry. The Federation provides its members with a variety of services from legal advice to statistics. It also represents the industry to Government, Parliament, the devolved bodies, local government and the European Union.

Trussed Rafter Association

c/o The Timber Trade Federation,
The Building Centre,
26 Store Street,
London,
WC1E 7BT
T
el: 0203 205 0032
F
ax 0207 291 5379
E-
mail: info@tra.org.uk
W
ebsite www.tra.org.uk
C
ontact Nick Boulton

The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) is the voice of the timber trussed rafter industry. Externally it forges links with the public and private sectors to promote the industry's interests and liaises with research and regulatory bodies concerning product specifications and health and safety and environmental matters. Within the industry, the TRA pools resources, develops professionalism and ensures it members are at the forefront of future opportunity and innovation.

UK Forest Products Association

Office 14, John Player Building,
Stirling Enterprise Park,
Springbank Road,
Stirling FK7 7RP
Tel: 01786 449029
Fax: 01786 473112
E-mail: mail@ukfpa.co.uk
Website: www.ukfpa.co.uk
Contact: David Sulman

The UKFPA represents the technical and commercial interests of the British grown timber industry. UKFPA members include companies engaged in forest management, harvesting, sawmilling, merchanting, processing of sawmill co-products and manufacturing fencing, pallets, packaging, panel products and paper products, all derived from British grown timber. Visit the website for an interactive Buyers Guide.

Wood Panel Industries Federation,

Autumn Park Business Centre,
Dysart Road,
Grantham,
Lincolnshire, NG31 7EU
Tel: 01476 512381
Fax: 01476 575683
E-mail: enquiries@wpif.org.uk
web: www.wpif.org.uk
Contact: Alastair F Kerr

WPIF represents manufacturers of Wood Particleboard, Oriented Strand Board, Fibreboards, Cement Bonded Particleboards in the UK and and Ireland, and leading resin and chemical suppliers. Responding to a technical and environmental remit, the Federation anticipates and identifies the influences and pressure points to which sectoral responses are appropriate, and also develops strategies which are adaptable to the changing demands of legislation, public opinion and customers.

Wood Protection Association

5C Flemming Court,
Castleford,
West Yorkshire
WF10 5HW
T
el 01977 558274
E-mail: info@wood-protection.org
Website: www.wood-protection.org
Contact: Stephen Young

The Wood Protection Association has acted as a focus for companies in the wood preservation industry since its formation in 1930. BWPDA publishes annually a specifications manual for timber pre-treatment, which indudes product approvals. The Manual enables specifiers and treaters to keep up to date with the fast-moving preservation industry, reflecting changes in national and EU legislation and standards. Codes of Practice covering work practice, training and health, safety and environmental protection are all available from the BWPDA

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