Nick Milestone


Chairman, TRADA
Managing Director, William Hare Group

Nick Milestone (BSc Quantity Surveying, BSc.Hons, Msc. Project Management) is an Associate Director of the Hare Group (UK)

Prior to joining in 2018, Nick was the Managing Director of B & K Structures Ltd (United Kingdom) Established in 2006 as a trading division of B & K Steelwork Fabrications Ltd (est 1972), the company was originally created to service the needs of retail customers looking for a structural framed solution, using low-carbon sustainable materials. The company successfully achieved a turnover of £4.25m. B&K Structures now achieves a turnover in excess of £27m based on its core product of Mass Timber.

The success and demand for engineered timber structures in the UK led to a complete change in focus, with the entire company adopting the name B&K Structures Ltd to reflect the new business strategy. The learning and innovations gathered from 20 years’ experience in the UK steel construction industry have helped develop a successful timber structures business utilizing steel, glulam, cross laminated timber and structural timber frame technology for the residential, education, leisure, commercial and retail markets delivery landmark projects for Blue Chip Clients.

Nick is a Director and Chairman of TRADA (Timber research and development association) and Member of the International Panel of Experts (Building Construction Authority, Singapore).

Through TRADA and in consultation with Industry heads such as Arup, Nick lead the UK’s first ‘National Structural Timber Specification’ covering the design, manufacture and erection tolerances for solid wood construction.

Breakout Presentation Topic:
Economics and Business Case for IWBC

An in depth review of the economic benefits of using mass timber compared to traditional construction materials and build systems considering both prefabricated components and composite wall and roof elements.