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STA Regional Conference, Cardiff: 26th February 2014


The Val-U-Therm building system will be featured at the one day Fabric First conference in Cardiff on Wednesday 26th February organised by the Structural Timber Association entitled “Interested in Low Cost, Low Carbon Construction?”  The STA note that as the construction industry continues to look for affordable, energy efficient solutions, a Fabric First approach to building design is key to the delivery of low cost, low carbon construction.

The keynote speech is by Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations for the Welsh Government.  This talk will include reference to forthcoming changes to Part L.

As well as exhibiting, Bryan Woodley, Managing Director of Val-U-Therm Ltd is one of the speakers.  Bryan notes, “Wales is a very important market for Val-U-Therm with many hundreds of units being built using the Val-U-Therm building system by clients such as Crest Nicholson and Kier Construction”.

Crest Nicholson have selected Val-U-Therm from Walker Timber Group at their Flagship site at Penarth using Val-U-Therm.  Situated a short walk from the town centre, the Penarth Heights development of new homes will breathe new life into this historic area whilst offering a touch of luxury for residents.

Similarly Keir Group have selected the Val-U-Therm building system from Walker Timber Group for the Cardiff Pointe development - an exciting new destination offering stunning waterside homes in the heart of the vibrant International Sports Village.

Cardiff Council leader, Heather Joyce, said: "This development will not only look fantastic but will also create thousands of jobs, attract tens of thousands more visitors to the city and provide homes – including affordable homes – for people in Cardiff.

“The end results will be state-of-the-art facilities that everyone can use, including, crucially, two ice rinks which will provide a new home for the Cardiff Devils and offer people a range of winter sports to try out. This will all go a long way to enhancing Cardiff's reputation as a world class sporting capital city."

The conference is a great opportunity to learn about our Fabric First ethos and the many practical advantages of timber construction. The event is open to all professionals interested in modern energy efficient buildings, including architects, engineers, QS’s, contractors, housebuilders and STA members.  Details are available on

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