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30 August 2017

It is important to ensure that structural timber is strong enough to carry the highest possible load. Strength grading provides a basic prediction of the strength of individual pieces of timber, ensuring that the weakest pieces are rejected and the...
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30 August 2017

A magical woodland treehouse; a timber pier that has revived the beating heart of a community; a centre providing comfort to cancer sufferers; a stunning Hex cabinet and a timber food drain: these embody the eclectic mix of outstanding timber...
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30 August 2017

Whether it’s tackling a challenging construction, seeking answers to a technical query, or identifying a specification, TRADA takes pride in providing independent, authoritative design and technical guidance to members. With exciting times ahead preparing for TRADA’s main event of the year at Timber Expo, we...
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29 August 2017

Harmondsworth Great Barn, one of the nation's most important architectural treasures, is hailed as a ‘masterpiece of carpentry’ by English Heritage. The Grade 1-listed building has undergone a meticulous programme of conservation and repair by Ptolemy Dean Architects.
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28 August 2017

Timber, the oldest construction material in the world, is now the most modern, thanks to a new family of very sophisticated, high-performance engineered wood products. The development of cross-laminated timber (CLT) has well and truly ushered in a new dawn...
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25 August 2017

A glittering panel of hosts and speakers will bring talent, knowledge and a passion for wood to the prestigious Timber Expo at NEC Birmingham on 10th to 12th October.
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27 July 2017

Twenty outstanding structures and a record 14 furniture and product projects have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2017 shortlist, the TRADA-sponsored competition that features some of Britain’s best designs in wood.
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27 July 2017

The dynamics of tall buildings, the beauty and versatility of wood, and even a masterclass on how to build the Eiffel Tower in timber are just some of the themes in this year’s Timber Focus Theatre, TRADA’s seminar programme at...
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27 July 2017

Beautiful pictures, amazing buildings: these are the TRADA case studies, a vast library of which can be found on our recently-launched new website.
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25 July 2017

A load bearing decorative timber system for floors, roofs & walls and an insulation solution for timber frame manufacturing are just two of the shortlisted products in this year’s TTJ Innovation Awards, joint sponsored by TRADA and Timber Expo.
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25 July 2017

TRADA has updated its Wood Information Sheet Specifying British-grown timbers in order to reflect changing standards and new research.
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24 July 2017

A new building at the Architectural Association’s campus at Hooke Park shows how, by using sophisticated digital tools, the inherent structural qualities of natural tree forks can be used to create a large and dramatic structure.
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21 July 2017

TRADA is sponsoring an international architectural conference that aims to promote forms of architectural education and research that collaborate with people in real world settings.
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23 June 2017

“Mixed fortunes” was how the Construction Products Association described the performances of firms across the construction industry supply chain in the first quarter of 2017.
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23 June 2017

An eye-catching timber walkway that gives visitors an unprecedented view of the treetops at Westonbirt Arboretum is the subject of TRADA’s latest case study.
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22 June 2017

TRADA's much-respected Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook is now available to view online. The articles – which cover some of the hottest topics in timber - are available on the website for anyone to download for FREE.
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21 June 2017

Fast becoming the ‘go to’ document for anyone building or specifying in timber, TRADA has unveiled the latest update to its National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS) – version 2.0 – free to download for registered users.
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21 June 2017

TRADA has revised its Wood Information Sheet Performance of fire-resisting timber-based doorsets to reflect updates in harmonised product standards and CE marking.
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