Timber Expo | UK Construction Week

Date: 3rd-5th October 2023   Time: 10:00 – 17:00   Location: NEC, Birmingham

ASBP is pleased to support Timber Expo and UK Construction Week (UKCW), the multi award-winning trade show that will return to Birmingham’s NEC, delivering the UK’s largest event for the built environment on 3-5 October 2023. 

UKCW Birmingham consists of core sections and co-located shows and conferences, tailored for the essential phases of construction, acting as an umbrella dedicated to all professionals within the sector.

Find out more at www.ukconstructionweek.com.

About Timber Expo – UK’s largest dedicated showcase for wood and timber in construction

Timber Expo 2023 will be the 11th edition of the event, which has been co-located with UK Construction Week since 2015. UK Construction Week is a multi award-winner of the UK Trade Show and is the UK’s leading trade event for the industry, attracting 25,000 visitors.

ASBP will exhibiting across the 3 days on stand no. T444 and curating 3 panel seminar sessions.

Find out more at www.ukconstructionweek.com/timber-expo.

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ASBP panel sessions on the Sustainability Hub stage

The Multiple Benefits of Natural Fibre Insulation

3rd October, 14:20

Natural fibre insulation products and systems are derived from natural materials such as wood fibre, wool, hemp, cellulose and straw. Join us at this panel session to hear from industry experts on why natural fibre insulation is the fastest growing segment of the insulation market; discover the benefits of NFI for clients, contractors and architects; and get practical advice on how to insulate floors, roofs and walls, with a detailed practical presentation for external wall insulation (EWI). 


  • Dave Judd, Technical Specification Advisor, Ecological Building Systems
  • Simon Ayres, Managing Director, Lime Green Products

The Mass Timber Insurance Playbook

4th October, 10:30

The objective of the Mass Timber Insurance Playbook is to enable a collaborative approach between construction teams and insurers, opening the door to more equitable insurance for mass timber buildings. Mass timber has the potential to reduce the embodied impact of construction versus more conventional materials such as concrete and steel. It is strong and light, and as a natural material, has a strong aesthetic appeal. But, especially since the Grenfell disaster, mass timber projects have sometimes faced difficulty securing insurance. The Mass Timber Insurance Playbook is a direct response to the challenges developers have faced, providing guidance for all parties involved in arranging insurance – for both development and operation of projects.


  • Simon Corbey, Director, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP)
  • Philip Callow, Founder, Mass Timber Risk Consulting Ltd (MTRC)
  • Kelly Harrison, Director, Whitby Wood
  • Jim Glockling, Independent Consultant, Glockling Consulting (former Director of Fire Protection Association and RISC Authority) (tbc)

The IMPACTT (Innovative Mapping and Processes to Advance Construction Timber Transparency) project

 5th October, 14:10

Forests play a vital role in maintaining the health of the planet, including carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation. Construction uses approximately 40% of wood products globally, but complex supply chains make it challenging to understand the positive impact of sourcing sustainable timber. Discussions continue on the sustainability of wood solutions, with concerns over the harm to biodiversity from harvesting. As CLT and LVL becomes a popular choice for architects and builders, this view is likely to grow. This project aims to increase transparency in CLT and LVL supply chains, bridging the gap between forestry and construction and encouraging sustainable timber sourcing.


  • Dr. Asselia Katenbayeva, Research Associate, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP)
  • John Kirkby, Executive Director, PEFC UK
  • Mila Duncheva, Business Development Manager UK & Ireland, Stora Enso Building Solutions
  • Darren Thomas, Co-founder and CEO, Double Helix Tracking Technologies

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