News

Arnold takes the chair at UKTFA

1 January 2009

Pinewood Structures chief executive Geoff Arnold has been appointed chairman of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA).

Pinewood Structures chief executive Geoff Arnold has been appointed chairman of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA).

He takes over the role after four years of active involvement in the Association having chaired both the health & safety, and education & training committees. The UKTFA was formed in 2002 and represents over 85% of the UK’s timber frame manufacturers and their key suppliers.

He takes over the role from Stewart Dalgarno who held the post for two years.

Geoff said: “There’s no doubt we are in difficult times but the general consensus is that there will be an improvement in the economy in 2010 and the housing market will stabilize. I intend to continue Stewart’s good work and steer the Association through this challenging period to more buoyant market conditions.

“It will certainly be the benefits of timber frame such as sustainability, energy and cost efficiency, speed and quality of build which will stand the industry in good stead and help us through these rocky times.”

Geoff Arnold joined Pinewood Structures in 2002 as commercial director. In 2004 he became managing director and in 2006 he led a management buyout of the company.  He is also chief executive of PXP Holdings Ltd, of which Pinewood Structures is a group company along with Avebury Projects Ltd.  Prior to this, he worked for Texas Instruments for 16 years, spending time in Germany, USA and the UK.

Geoff continues: “The UKTFA team will focus on helping the industry prepare for the return in demand for housebuilding while widening the appeal of timber frame to other sectors such as schools and commercial buildings.  We expect building regulations to continue to tighten which will make energy efficiency a priority and this will clearly be to our advantage.”

For more information about the UKTFA visit www.timber-frame.org

News Archive