New case study: the Westonbirt Arboretum Welcome Building

New case study: the Westonbirt Arboretum Welcome Building

Westonbirt, the National Arboretum near Tetbury in Gloucestershire is one of the most spectacular collections of trees in the world. Thousands of visitors a year come to see the rare and exotic trees planted in the Old Arboretum.

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New student competition separates wood from the trees

New student competition separates wood from the trees

TRADA has set a brand new challenge asking student designers to explore the science of timber as a modern construction material for an exciting Wood Centre run by a tree and forestry charity.

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SIPS prove their versatility in building construction

SIPS prove their versatility in building construction

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) have been something of a late arrival in the UK construction industry, somewhat unfairly when you consider their acoustic, thermal performance and durability performance.

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Big names lead Timber Expo seminar programme

Big names lead Timber Expo seminar programme

This year TRADA has pulled out all the stops to bring together some of the biggest names in the timber industry to talk on some of the most current topics as it firms up the main seminar programme at this year’s Timber Expo.

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New regional timber training courses

New regional timber training courses

TRADA have announced some new regional dates for its timber training programme, including Leeds, Edinburgh and central London.

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