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28 July 2020

We hear about sustainability all the time but what does it actually mean and why is it so important in terms of construction? TRADA's brand new section on the topic comprises 7 pages covering different facets of the argument for sustainable...
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28 July 2020

Wood CO2ts less is raising awareness of how using wood from sustainably managed forests is one of the simplest ways to help reduce carbon emissions. It is supported by Wood for Good, Swedish Wood, Confor, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF)...
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28 July 2020

Dr Ivor Davies gives the background to the forthcoming External timber cladding 4th edition – the definitive industry guide.
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28 July 2020

Ed Suttie discusses how wood is good for your health and how we might specify for the delivery of healthy buildings.
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27 July 2020

TRADA publication Off-site and industrialised timber construction: Delivering quality and efficiency 2nd edition is the latest book to be added to the member resource Books Online.
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29 June 2020

Northamptonshire timber product manufacturer and TRADA member Scotts of Thrapston celebrates its centenary.
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29 June 2020

Recent years have seen significant developments in the design of wood windows and the manufacturing processes and materials used to produce them. Kevin Underwood explores the solutions that modern wood windows provide and identifies key factors to take into consideration...
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26 June 2020

Robert Hairstans outlines the substantially expanded second edition of Off-site and industrialised timber construction: Delivering quality and efficiency, reflecting the steady rise in interest in these methods.
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10 June 2020

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is looking for innovative, playful and thought-provoking designs from architects, designers, and craftspeople who will rise to the challenge of creating 'conversation pieces' from sustainably sourced tropical timber. And we would love you to join...
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10 June 2020

Rupert Scott, TRADA’s Membership and Marketing Manager, discusses the key differences between knowledge, understanding and wisdom, and what this means for young people in the world of work today.
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22 May 2020

TRADA is thrilled to announce that Kelly Harrison, Associate and Timber Lead at Heyne Tillett Steel, has joined the TRADA board – after a year on the Advisory Committee.
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22 May 2020

Gary Newman discusses how the use of timber in construction should be increased to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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21 May 2020

Peter and Sheila Lowe, a retired couple in Aberdeenshire, moved into their completed self-build in March and have supplied some top tips for others looking to follow in their footsteps.
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20 May 2020

Joe Allison, a civil engineering student from Leeds Beckett University, was one of 60 students who participated in the TRADA University Challenge 2020.
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18 May 2020

Rupert Scott, TRADA’s Membership and Marketing Manager, discusses why Google doesn't cut it when you're interested in learning about an in-depth topic.
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04 May 2020

Rupert Scott, TRADA’s Membership and Marketing Manager, discusses the role of TRADA in upskilling the timber industry and looks at some key similarities with teaching children at home – something his family has been doing for the last 15 years,...
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29 April 2020

The government has extended the consultation on Review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings until 25 May 2020 because of the impact of the Coronavirus. We would like to...
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29 April 2020

The Government has recently announced its plans for building safety reforms following the Hackitt review’s conclusion. In this article, TRADA summarises what it considers to be the main points affecting the timber industry.
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