Lewis Taylor is a Timber Frame Consultant working in BM TRADA’s Timber Consultancy team, a position he has held since 2007.

A highly respected expert in the science, technology and regulation of timber frame building, he also consults on thermal performance, thermal bridging, airtightness, low-energy design and acoustic control.

Most of Lewis’ professional work is carried out under BM TRADA’s nationwide frameCHECK service that offers architects, engineers, contractors and housing associations independent third-party advice on the design and build quality of timber-framed buildings. 

His responsibilities include a wide range of specialist functions to save clients money and time, from conducting independent quality inspections and condition surveys, to evaluating design details and investigating defects and their remedy. 

As well as regularly speaking at trade events and delivering CPD, Lewis sits on the Technical Committees for both the Truss Rafter Association and Robust Details. He is the co-author of several books, including Timber Frame Construction 5th Edition, the technical manual for engineers, contractors and architects.