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25 March 2020

The Eleanor Palmer Science Lab is a small but carefully crafted timber building, one which uses simple timber construction techniques to create an inventive space dedicated to teaching science to young children. Anthony Boulanger, founding partner of AY Architects, describes...
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25 March 2020

Stora Enso's Rory Doak explains the impact of material choice and the importance of choosing wood in the current climate emergency.
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23 March 2020

Ron Alalouff examines the role of architects and engineers in specifying timber in buildings to help mitigate the worst effects of climate change.
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23 March 2020

Life cycle assessment (LCA), which is one of the best-known tools for assessing the environmental impacts of a product or process over its entire life cycle, is used by the timber industry to promote the environmental credentials of timber versus...
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20 March 2020

TRADA is pleased to announce the first recipient of our new bursary towards Woodland Heritage’s Woodland to Workshop course. Antiopi did not meet our criteria, so how did she secure a bursary?
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18 March 2020

Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation throughout the UK. It has now launched its 2020 call for entries.
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11 March 2020

TRADA is officially calling for entries on behalf of the prestigious TTJ Awards hosted by the Timber Trade Journal.
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04 March 2020

The Timber 2020 Industry Yearbook – the well-regarded annual publication TRADA distributes free of charge to more than 3,000 specifiers and manufacturers, as part of TRADA membership – is filled with educational editorial and indispensable technical articles provided by experts...
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02 March 2020

“The Great Story of the Little People” is a sculptural series and folklore fairytale story told by Danish recycle artist Thomas Dambo. Through the medium of grand-scale wooden trolls, over 55 of which are scattered across the world, Dambo tells...
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02 March 2020

The Home-Grown Homes Project is funded through the Rural Development Programme developed around the potential of Wales to become a high-value forest nation while creating high quality, affordable new housing. The unique initiative is a longitudinal study into supply chain...
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27 February 2020

In this article, TRADA highlights its key concerns with the approach being taken by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
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27 February 2020

The TRADA University Challenge 2020 saw 60 students from universities across the UK compete to design sustainable community housing from timber in multi-disciplinary groups of six. Announcing the winners...
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27 February 2020

TRADA is sorry to announce that Terence Mallinson, a long-standing and passionate supporter of the UK timber industry, passed away in December.
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26 February 2020

TRADA is collaborating with Woodland Heritage to encourage our future construction professionals and their lecturers to gain first-hand experience of forestry, milling and timber usage by offering three bursaries towards the cost of up to three places at the May...
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26 February 2020

Tucked behind two rows of tall 1840s Victorian villas in Notting Hill, London, is a modern single-storey house with a truly dramatic roof, its exposed timber frame rising in an elegant double curve to a glazed oculus. The house stands...
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26 February 2020

This WIS has been updated to reflect changes in regulation. The changes were significant and included more detail on assessments, charring rates, frame construction, specification and condition, spread of smoke, glazing, materials (hardwood or softwood), lock dimensions, upgrade techniques, panels...
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26 February 2020

Off-site construction is based on two key principles: efficiency and quality. It involves the manufacture and pre-assembly of components, elements or modules before installation into a final location. The construction value added on site is less than 40% of the...
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26 February 2020

In 2020, Vastern Timber's Managing Director Tom Barnes is working with a team of activist filmmakers to record a series of conversations with experts about the future of Britain’s forests.
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