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15 January 2021

Mostafa Jafarin explains the regulatory developments and how these affect timber cladding.
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15 January 2021

Learn with TRADA Live is TRADA's new online learning programme exploring some of the biggest topics affecting the timber industry today. The February event invites Hugh Mansfield-Williams, BM TRADA, to discuss what UKCA Marking will mean for the timber industry.
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16 December 2020

TRADA is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the TRADA Advisory Committee (AC). The AC aims to represent the vast range of sectors within TRADA membership, as well as provide the necessary expertise and commercial commentary...
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16 December 2020

As the climate change imperative means the time has never been better for timber, Andy Green discusses the importance of collaboration throughout the supply chain.
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16 December 2020

One of TRADA’s most popular outputs is the inspirational timber case study, of which we publish 10 per year – usually highlighting award-winning projects or innovative designs. In this article, we celebrate the top 5 most viewed and downloaded case studies...
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16 December 2020

TRADA is launching a new online learning programme, with sessions to predominantly take place on the first Tuesday of every month. The programme will explore the biggest topics affecting the timber industry today and consolidate them into helpful bite-sized sessions,...
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16 December 2020

Cambridge Innovation Parks Limited (CIPL), BRE and 3PM have collaborated to propose an exciting new challenge to the timber construction industry.
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14 December 2020

TRADA member Vastern Timber, one of the UK's largest and most established hardwood sawmillers, has announced a three-year partnership with tree improvement charity Future Trees Trust.
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07 December 2020

TRADA is delighted to introduce Riverside Sunderland: University Design Challenge, an exciting competition for both current built environment students and 2020 graduates from across the UK. In interdisciplinary design teams of 4–8 members, you are invited to produce a masterplan...
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26 November 2020

Facing Peckham Rye Park in South London is a new development of ten apartments which demonstrates how the use of timber can create homes which are sustainable, efficient to build and with interior spaces of exceptional quality. The apartments have...
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26 November 2020

Dan Ridley-Ellis summarises the different home-grown species currently available, and looks to the future of strength grading for an increasingly wide range of species.
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26 November 2020

TRADA member Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has just released an early design stage lifecycle carbon review tool which is designed to estimate the whole life carbon of a building to inform design decisions prior to detailed design. This makes potential...
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25 November 2020

Is it possible to learn about timber as a student without working with the material that you will specify throughout your career? Is it wise as an architect to design without input from an engineer? We don’t think so and...
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25 November 2020

Tom Barnes, Managing Director of TRADA member Vastern Timber, kicked off 2020 with new video series Wood for the Trees discussing the future of British woodlands. 9 months later, he's presented another 5 videos.
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25 November 2020

Earlier this month, Hanson Plywood revealed a new virtual showroom which enables architects, designers and specifiers to view a range of the products and services Hanson Plywood provides, along with accompanying technical data and information.
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25 November 2020

The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced. The judges have selected six structures and three products that represent the best of British architecture and product design in wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s...
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28 October 2020

Hardman Square Pavilion stands at the heart of Spinningfields, Manchester’s busy commercial district, yet this new building is utterly unlike the surrounding metallic and glass towers; the structure is timber, an exposed glulam frame which is clad with timber weatherboards...
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27 October 2020

TRADA’s first Climate Literacy and the Built Environment workshop with Scott McAulay of Anthropocene Architecture School (AAS) sold out in 48 hours with the 85 student places 100% oversubscribed. Students, tutors and lecturers from the disciplines of Architecture, Architectural Technology,...
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