Your article regarding the implications of the Colindale fire (1 December) rightly stresses this is no time for fiddling.

When the facts emerge from the official investigation, we will ensure timber-frame companies and their clients are kept informed. The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) is generating new ideas for assessing and reducing risk on site. My meeting with the Health and Safety Executive and London Fire Service will allow us to compare the results and agree an action plan.

While timber frame is a proven and robust approach to building, the drive to improve will never stop and the timber-frame industry is committed to ensuring lessons are learned.

Bryan Woodley, chief executive, UKTFA