Fire safety has been around for a long time for all forms of construction, and when built well, timber frame houses are no more of a risk than any other material. The Structural Timber Association (STA) has undertaken many sets of fire testing in controlled conditions to really understand the situation. As a member of the STA, every project must now be registered and assessed at quotation stage – which is one of many reasons why a self-builder should only ever use a STA member to design, manufacture and erect their new home.