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26 July 2018

The Government announced on 18th June 18 a consultation which is entitled ‘Banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings’. It comes of course in the wake of Grenfell Tower and understandably seeks to...
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25 July 2018

Winning designs, rosewood marimba performances, books galore and a timber installation from the Royal College of Art are just a few of the many highlights of TRADA’s presence at Timber Expo this year.
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25 July 2018

A spectacular Scottish distillery with domes mirroring the landscape; a magical woodland classroom; a Kent house which draws on a client’s memories of Asia; a series of cabinets made from different Japanese tree species; these all embody the eclectic mix of stunning timber structures,...
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25 July 2018

Cedars Hall, a world-class performing arts venue, is the most recent development in the history of Wells Cathedral School. The design enhances acoustic performance while minimising the impact on the surrounding landscape
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25 July 2018

Last month TRADA’s University Engagement Manager, Tabitha Binding, had the pleasure of visiting Liverpool University’s School of Engineering where she met Dr Zhongwei Guan, Dr Dan Bradley and Dr Adeayo Sotayo, who shared their work on the international collaborative research...
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24 July 2018

A mix of extraordinary timber talent from UK companies, universities and teams have been shortlisted for the Innovative Product Development and Innovative University Timber Research category of the TTJ Timber Innovation Award, joint sponsored by TRADA and Timber Expo.
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23 July 2018

With top tips for maintaining and ensuring a long life for your decking area and advice on selecting the ideal timber for your garden environment, TRADA’s article: Getting the best out of decking guides you through the decking maze.
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20 July 2018

TRADA's updated WIS Timber joist and deck floors – avoiding movement gives guidance specifically intended to minimise problems of movement and noise in timber floors. Today nearly all intermediate floors in domestic-scale buildings have timber joists with a timber-based sheet...
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26 June 2018

TRADA's timber design guide has been updated to help structural engineers, architects, building designers, lecturers and students make good decisions early in the design process.
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26 June 2018

Edinburgh Napier University has introduced an MSc on Timber Architectural Design and Technology - the first programme of its kind in the UK.
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26 June 2018

Prepare to be informed, engaged, educated and above all entertained when TRADA takes centre stage once again at Timber Expo 2018.
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26 June 2018

The Solid Wood Solutions event in July brings the experts together to discuss the immense construction and environmental challenges presented to the industry by climate change and a soaring population. TRADA will be speaking at the conference and the TRADA...
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26 June 2018

A motorway service station which features in TRADA’s Timber 2018 Industry Yearbook has been designed to blend seamlessly into the countryside around it and provides high quality, home-cooked, locally sourced food.
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26 June 2018

A new report Workplaces, Wellness and Wood from Forest & Wood Products Australia provides fresh evidence supporting the business case for biophilia – the principle that exposure to nature increases a human sense of wellbeing.
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26 June 2018

TRADA’s updated WIS provides an overview of wood-based panel products, outlining their manufacture and highlighting the characteristics of each product.
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26 June 2018

London studio Baynes and Mitchell Architects has skilfully transformed a group of listed shipbuilding sheds into a new naval history visitor attraction Command of the Oceans.
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30 May 2018

It’s been a stellar year for two students from Coventry University who scooped Highly Commended in TRADA’s prestigious University Challenge CO2nnect Student Design Competition 2017.
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30 May 2018

A stunning Art and Design building at Bedales, an independent school set on the edge of the South Downs National Park, marks an exciting new chapter in the school’s Arts & Crafts heritage.
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