At TRADA we publish a wide range of materials aimed at the timber and construction industry to help everyone detail and construct great looking and performing buildings using wood.  

 

These documents are organised into series, as outlined below.

 

In most cases 2 or more publications in each series are free once you have registered with us (it only takes about 2 minutes). This will allow you to see the quality of information available to our members.

Wood Information Sheets (WIS)

This is our most comprehensive and important published series, which provides a comprehensive introduction to many timber topics.

Books (online)

View our recently published books online, including drawings and tables for free as a TRADA member.

Books (printed and ebooks)

By providing a wide range of books by other publishers, including British Standards, TRADA’s bookshop aims to provide one of the most comprehensive range of publications of interest to those designing and building with wood.

 

British Standard lists

By providing a wide range of books by other publishers, including British Standards, BM TRADA’s bookshop aims to provide one of the most comprehensive range of publications of interest to those designing and building with wood.

Case Studies

TRADA Case Studies feature timber buildings selected for their quality in design and construction. Each study demonstrates why timber was selected and how the design works, including a comprehensive technical description and detail drawings.

Choose and Use (information for builders)

This series has been developed to provide quick and simple guidance for builders and merchants. It covers the key do’s and don’ts for the major uses of wood in domestic construction

CPA Construction Industry Forecasts

Because TRADA is a member of the Construction Products Association, members of TRADA are able to download these valuable economic forecasts as part of the membership offering.

Construction Briefings

These documents typically address regulatory requirements and government initiatives and seek to distil them down to the main issues. The topics are usually complicated but necessary for our members to understand. They are designed to help the reader understand to what extent the issue affects him/her and what to do next.

Detail drawings

Detail drawings showing precise methods of construction are available in this section. Current details are mainly focussed on providing thermal details for both new build and retrofit situations.

Information from other organisations

A number of organisations have provided us with published documents to supplement the information that we have produced. As a registered user or member you are welcome to download any of these.

Magazine articles

Over the years we have published many articles, particularly through our TRADA Yearbook, which provide a good, quick introduction to a wide range of topics.

Research Summaries

These documents report on relevant research by ourselves and others that we believe is of interest to our members. We are always keen to find out about new and future research work, which we could summarise in this way.