Contractors will need to specify the correct type of timber frame system under new guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of fire on construction sites.
The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) has published new guidance which allows firms to use timber frame in any location across the UK.
However, in order to ensure that these sites are not a fire hazard, construction companies will now have to specify the right type of timber frame system and ensure timber frame buildings are a safe distance away from each other.
The scheme has been backed by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and the Health and Safety Executive.
Dr Paul Newman, director of the UKTFA said: "Managing the risk of fire on construction sites is not a consideration for the timber frame community alone, it affects all forms of construction.
"We are delighted that the HSE and CFOA consider our guidance worthy of their endorsement and pleased that they felt able to commend our proactive approach in setting fire safety standards."
The plans also include the launch of the new SiteSafe Online Notification system, which allows Fire and Rescue Services to receive electronic updates about construction sites in their area where timber frame methods are in use.