Who we are
Timber Construction Europe is the European roof organization uniting national associations representing small and medium sized businesses in timber construction. We currently represent 22.000 member companies through our member associations in Italy, Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
What we want
Our aim is to promote timber construction and timber architecture in Europe and provide a meaningful and sustainable contribution to making the building industry more ecological, especially with regards to energy consumption and resourcing.
We advocate a practical configuration of European regulations and standards. We regularly send experts to relevant European standard committees and strive for the applicability of CE labelling rules.
A constant advancement of our apprentices and employees is of paramount importance to the TCE, also with regards to creating quality places of employment for young people. We take part in shaping European legislative initiatives, mandates for harmonised European standards as well as European funding programmes for timber construction.
Current political presence in Brussels
Participation on Public Consultations on sustainability, energy efficiency in the building sector and Construction Product Regulation (CPR) by the EU. Request to the standing committee on construction for an applicable realization of standards (e.g. EN 14732 „Timber structures — Structural prefabricated wall, floor and roof elements — Requirements”) and Classification System of VOC. Delegation of experts to European technical committees:
- CEN TC 124 timber construction,
- CEN TC 126 Building acoustics,
- CEN TC 127 fire protection,
- CEN TC 250 EUROCODE 5 (SC 5),
- CEN TC 350 sustainability,
- CEN TC 351 dangerous substances)
- Cooperation with partner organizations (CEI BOIS, UEAPME, SBS, etc.)