The Structural Timber Association (STA) has updated its Code of Conduct to ensure its members fully support sustainable construction and quality standards.
Making reference to the STA Site Safe policy and quality requirement documents, the ten-point conduct encourages the promotion of timber construction and best practice.
Through the introduction of the new Code of Conduct, STA members commit to promoting the use of structural timber products that are sourced from well-managed and sustainable sources.
Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, commented: “With the recent announcement in the Autumn Budget that the Government plans to build 400,000 affordable homes by 2020, timber frame construction offers the ideal solution. Providing a faster, more cost efficient, sustainable method of construction, timber frame homes will aid developers in meeting the Government’s targets as well as build better homes.
“To ensure STA members represent the quality and technical expertise they possess, we have introduced the new member Code of Conduct alongside our already strict joining criteria. Both documents guarantee and reassure customers of expertise and professionalism when working with an STA member.”
By joining the STA and agreeing to the member Code of Conduct, members also adhere to the STA Visions and Values. Encouraging the construction industry to increase the use of structural timber, the STA says its vision is to bring further and greater success to all stakeholders throughout the supply chain.
Mr Carpenter concluded: “By updating the STA Code of Conduct, we hope our members will further promote the use of structural timber as an alternate construction method which embodies the sustainable principles the UK Government is driving towards.”