Phil O'Leary

Senior Technical Consultant and Strength Grading Expert

Philip specialises in the condition performance and strength of timber buildings in large structures. He is able to strength grade timber beyond British Standards permissible limits. Philip is also responsible for delivering presentations and training seminars on timber strength grading, including scaffold boards and roofing battens.

 

Robin Lancashire

Senior Timber Frame Consultant

Robin has extensive on-site experience providing advice on best practice construction to all areas of the timber frame industry. Robin is also a co-author of Timber Frame Construction 5th Edition and regularly provides talks on timber frame construction at national building exhibitions and conferences. 

 

Lewis Taylor

Timber Frame Consultant

Lewis provides independent checks on timber frame buildings for architects, their clients, main contractors and building owners. In addition, Lewis provides technical assistance on thermal performance, thermal bridging and low energy building design. Lewis is also a co-author of the Timber Frame Construction 5th Edition and regularly provides talks on timber frame construction at national building exhibitions and conferences.

 

Hugh Mansfield-Williams

Technical Manager

As a Technical Manager (structural and timber), Hugh’s expertise covers the assessment of solid timber and engineered wood products for use in load-bearing structures as well as fasteners and connectors for joining timber together.

 

Aron Searle

Technical Consultant

Aron undertakes plywood laboratory testing (glue-bond, wood species and construction) and timber condition surveys. He also carries out cladding and decking defect inspections.

 

Ben Sharples

Technical Consultant

Ben carries out authoritative and independent timber surveys for companies, local authorities and historic trusts that are or wish to undertake building renovation projects or prepare maintenance schedules for structures and/or structural components. He also carries out independent timber inspections on reported cladding, decking, glulam and flooring defects in order to determine the likely causes of the issues that the client is experiencing.

 

Nick Clifford

Technical Consultant

Nick is one of BM TRADA's Technical Consultants with over 10 years' experience as a timber technologist, consultant and surveyor. Nick has advised architects, engineers, local authorities and conservation bodies, and been involved with projects at sites of historic interest. Nick is a qualified visual strength grader, and has a particular interest in wood flooring and timber species identification.