Benfield ATT is a privately-owned business with strong leadership. Our Directors are amongst the most respected within the industry and have pushed Benfield ATT to the forefront of the market.
Having grown up ‘on the tools’ with timber mills, joinery, carpentry and building, Professor Benfield founded a substantial firm of contractors and house-builders before developing a multi-office practice of surveyors, valuers and estate agents (rather innovative at the time).After winning national housing and Civic Trust awards for innovative housing, in the mid 1960’s, he built the first private development of timber-framed houses in the Midlands
His academic research and consultancy involvements span the EU, Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, giving him an enviable understanding of land, property and housing markets, issues and regulations.
He has served on many boards and committees including an advertising agency, property-related plc’s, and professional bodies. He has been a delegate to UNCTAD for the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council, a Founder Member of the Community Land Trust, and advisor to the trustees of the Walter Segal Self-Build Trust, which promotes the use of timber frame structures for low-cost self-build housing and other community structures. As a member of the Faculty of Building’s prestigious Low Cost Housing Committee he presaged many of the sustainable building issues now coming to the fore.He is one of the four co-founders of what is now the international Green Party and movement.
Renowned within the timber-frame industry, Professor Benfield is a frequent speaker at environmental, timber, construction and housing-orientated events, nationally and internationally.He is former chair of the UK TFA’s Construction Industry Training Committee and currently serves as a board member of the national New Homes Marketing Board, the Home Builder’s Federation (Wales) executive, the Wales Forest Business Partnership and Wood Knowledge Wales, which he chairs.
He is also managing director of the Benfield ATT Group (Advanced Timber-Frame Technology), Chartered Building Consultants and Chartered Surveyors, who design, manufactures and build engineered timber frame structures for housing, schools, leisure, hospitality, health care, etc. and provide ‘one stop’ professional services for timber-frame projects.