An important event in the timber industry’s calendar, Timber Expo, returns as part of UK Construction Week and will take place from 18-20th October at the NEC in Birmingham.

The event is free to attend and describes itself as the only dedicated UK event for the timber industry. Exhibitors cover the breadth of timber applications from timber frame, sawmills, merchants, glulam, SIPs, CLT, fixings and fastenings, timber cladding, doors/windows, mouldings, skirtings and flooring.

The show will also provide the ideal platform for exhibitors and visitors to network, learn new skills, find new products and trade. In 2015, Timber Expo attracted more than 6000 visitors, with 60% of the UK’s top 100 architectural firms represented.

In what has been a hugely eventful year for the trade, the show will be brimming with the latest products, innovations and developments across the sector. An informative educational seminar programme led by the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) will also be held, along with a discussion of the key issues currently facing the industry.

The show is also fully supported by the industry’s leading trade groups and associations, some of which include TRADA, the Structural Timber Association, the British Woodworking Federation, the Timber Trade Federation, the Confederation of Timber Industries, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Construction Products Association.

As a result of the strong support of the show by leading associations, its comprehensive seminar programme is full of high quality content that will make visiting well worthwhile. The show will be

the perfect opportunity to get a heads up on the latest developments in the industry and represents the first major event in the industry following the EU referendum.

TRADA will coordinate the Timber Focus Theatre, providing three days of insightful seminar sessions across a broad spectrum of industry trends and issues.  With opportunities for the audience to join the debate, the programme offers a unique chance to converse with influential speakers from across the timber industry.
In addition to the Timber Focus Theatre there will also be a Timber Flooring Workshop. In conjunction with the Flooring Industry Training Association.

The event will feature the latest products, innovations and developments within the timber sector and will bring together key players from an increasingly exciting and diverse international market.

One of the key merchants exhibiting this year will be the W Howard Group. As an established timber merchant that has served building and construction industries in the north west of England for nearly 60 years, it is in a great place to offer insight and advice to those at Timber Expo 2016.

In addition to well-known UK brands, Timber Expo has attracted some of the biggest international players too including Vandecasteele Houtimport.

Other company’s signed up to exhibit at this year’s Timber Expo include wood fibre insulation specialists Steico, high quality timber garden product manufacturer Jagram and complete panel products supplier Hanson Plywood to name but a few.

Nathan Garnett, event director for Timber Expo, comments: “As the UK’s only dedicated timber event, Timber Expo 2016 provides a fantastic opportunity for the collective industry to converge on one location, network together and build new avenues for business. What’s more, with the continued support from TRADA this year, we’ve developed an educational seminar programme guaranteed to benefit professionals at every level within the industry.”

Registering to attend Timber Expo is quick, easy and free and on the event website.