The organisers of the Ecobuild exhibition and conference next week are billing it as a focal point for sustainable, modern methods of construction in the UK.

The event, at Earls Court 2, London on February 22-23, is run in conjunction with the Futurebuild and Regenex shows and presentations and combined they will have 200 exhibitors. This compares with 40 in 2005 when Ecobuild took place at the QEII Conference Centre.

A much larger audience is also expected, with 1,000 delegates pre-registered for the conference programme, parts of which are sold out.

“We’ve also got around 5,000 people pre-registered to attend the exhibition and expect at least 3,000 of them to visit over the two days,” said show spokesperson Caroline Hale. “The largest group will be architects, but there will also be large representations from housing associations, developers, builders, other specifiers and engineers.”

Among the timber and wood products sector exhibitors will be Arnold Laver, Howarth Timber (Windows and Doors) Ltd, Sonae UK and TRADA .

Exhibitors in the Futurebuild section of the show will include timber frame producers Stewart Milne, Pinewood Structures and Frame UK, structural insulated panel specialist Kingspan TEK, panel systems builder Wave Homes and composite decking supplier Timber Tech Ltd.

Futurebuild’s seminar and conference programme will include an afternoon of presentations on Timber Technology, with speakers including Paul Newman of TRADA Technology, Joe Martoccia, a director of the UK Timber Frame Association, and Jonathan Fovargue of Eurban Construction, which supplies Lenotec solid wood panel systems.