24 February 2020

Visual Strength Grading: Softwoods

Location: High Wycombe
Time: 5 days
Organiser: BM TRADA
Venue: The Horse Trust, Princes Risborough,

A practical five-day course to grade softwood to the visual strength grades set out in BS 4978: 2007+A1:2011 'Specification for visual grading of softwood'.

You should attend this course if you are involved in the selection supply of softwood for structural use. This course will provide:

  • an introduction to timber, including the uses of strength graded timber
  • the meaning of strength classes, an explanation of strength grading and the marking systems
  • an understanding of the responsibilities of the grader and the grading company
  • an introduction to the natural growth characteristics of wood using hand held samples
  • practical exercises grading lengths of softwood timber.


The course also includes:

  • practical exercises
  • a written test

Please call 01494 569 750 or email training@bmtrada.co.uk

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