About the ITFMA

The Irish Timber Frame Manufactures Association (ITFMA) is the representative organisation for the Timber Frame industry on the island of Ireland. The ITFMA was established in 1998. The association has a membership of 16 manufacturers and a number of supply chain members. The membership is made up of both publicly listed and family owned companies. In 2019 we collectively contributed to 33% of all the residential construction built in Ireland.

Our Objectives:

How we Operate:

Each member company has one staff representative in the ITFMA and the association meets at least 4 four times yearly. Our supply chain members are invited twice a year to participate in our meetings. The membership appoints a board of directors annually including a chairman, a vice chairman and three others who oversee association sub-committees.  The association currently has three active subcommittees including: 

Technical Committee: This committee ensures that the ITFMA are well represented and are at the forefront of any technical aspect affecting our market. It maintains close links with the Department of Environment, NSAI, Homebond and many more of the respected bodies in the construction industry.

On-Site Committee: This group is responsible for upskilling our members both in house and onsite to develop new initiatives and improve current systems.

Marketing Committee:  Offers communication for our members by offering promotional services, networking events, trade shows and conferences. 

ITFMA Committee Members


John Desmond

Vice Chairman

Garrett Dempsey
Harmony Timber Solutions


Peter De Lacy Staunton

Sub-Committee Members

Marketing Committee

Sean Fox

Technical Committee

Gary Traynor
Kingspan Century

On Site Committee

Gary Smith


The ITFMA is the recognised representative body for Timber Frame Manufacturers on the Island of Ireland & membership is synonymous with professionalism & quality.


ITFMA will market the timber frame concept, will arrange for the provision of education and training, will lobby and liaise with relevant external bodies, will increase its membership base and will provide a suite of relevant services to its members.