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19 November 2019

Cork House, a unique building built almost entirely from cork and timber, was the winner of winners at this year’s Wood Awards ceremony, taking home both the coveted Gold Award and the Private Award – but there was more awe-inspiring...
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01 November 2019

Chris James, East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA) chairman, knew what he was looking for when he started planning the second ‘Who teaches the teacher?’ trip. With a willing collaborator in Tabitha Binding, TRADA’s University Engagement Manager, who would engage...
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31 October 2019

Andy Thomson, University of Bristol, was one of the lecturers invited along to the WTTA-organised 'Who teaches the teachers?' tour in Austria. Read our interview with him following the unique learning experience!
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31 October 2019

The Western Timber Trade Association’s (WTTA) first ‘Who teaches the teachers?’ educational tour saw five key lecturers from Wales and the West of England travel to Austria in late September in order to update their knowledge of today’s timber production...
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29 October 2019

One popular session at UKCW was the panel interview on approaches to learning that develop great talent, which saw panellists Toby Maclean, Professor Graham Farmer, Professor Maria Vogiatzaki, and TV Presenter George Clarke give a broader commentary about the role...
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24 October 2019

If we are happy to design a pier, which is exposed to the wildest of elements, in greenheart – then why not a building?
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24 October 2019

UKCW’s Timber section covered all the current hot topics in timber at the NEC in Birmingham this October. Learning, networking and innovation were all on the cards in the jam-packed schedule, leaving timber professionals with plenty to choose from.
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24 October 2019

This is an extract of the article Fire performance of contemporary timber buildings, which was originally published in the TRADA 2019 Timber Industry Yearbook.
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04 October 2019

TRADA is pleased to announce that its forthcoming title Off-site and industrialised timber construction: Delivering quality and efficiency 2nd edition will be published shortly. The book is an authoritative guide for designers, construction professionals and manufacturers. It provides a detailed...
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26 September 2019

Come and see us on stand T100. Timber at UK Construction Week, previously known as Timber Expo, is the UK’s largest timber showcase and attracts visitors from across the timber sector at an international scale. The three-day show is a...
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26 September 2019

'Timber design pioneers' explores how collaboration can drive innovation in design and construction. The publication features 14 very different and remarkable projects.
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25 September 2019

McGarry-Moon Architects has designed a new studio for the award-winning practice, set in the lower garden of Jessica McGarry and Steven Moon's own home, Fallahogey House, which they designed and completed in 2005 in the rolling countryside of Kilrea, Northern...
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25 September 2019

Wood Information Sheet Flame-retardant treatments for timber products has undergone a major revision following changes to Building Regulations resulting from the Hackitt Review.
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23 September 2019

The Better Timber Buildings conference is inspired by TRADA’s long-standing commitment to upskilling the timber industry and improving timber’s competitive advantage. It is intended as a comprehensive, holistic resource which highlights key areas of knowledge, covers sensitive issues, and prompts...
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10 September 2019

Sonae Arauco’s Three Dimensional Fiberboard (3DF) and a research project which harnessed bio technologies to create sequins from naturally abundant wood-derived cellulose have been named the winners of the TTJ Timber Innovation Award 2019.
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28 August 2019

In 2015, the architectural practice Squire and Partners purchased a dilapidated three storey department store in the centre of Brixton. Revived and restored, it is now the headquarters of the practice and houses more than 250 staff, as well as...
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28 August 2019

September will see the 2019 Wood Awards shortlist showcased at 100% Design.
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28 August 2019

Earlier this year TRADA collaborated with Scottish Forestry and sponsored places at a ‘making’ workshop in the woodland of Wyre Forest. Convened annually by Piers Taylor with Kate Darby, Meredith Bowles and Gianni Botsford, Studio in the Woods encourages learning...
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