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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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14 June 2017

It might have been a long time in the planning and execution, but we hope that anyone who visits TRADA’s new website will agree that it’s been worth the wait. Much of the work has focused on developing a site...
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30 May 2017

An innovative modular design that uses a series of reconfigurable hexagonal shapes has scooped the top prize in this year’s TRADA Student Design Competition.
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25 April 2017

Any students who’ve conducted groundbreaking work into timber and its properties have until June 30th to get their entries in to this year’s TTJ award for Innovative University Timber Research.
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24 April 2017

Private house building and growth in infrastructure activity are fuelling growth in construction output, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA), offsetting declines in commercial offices, retail and industrial factories.
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23 April 2017

Students from the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture are once again developing an innovative timber pavilion for Timber Expo 2017, co-ordinated by TRADA.
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21 April 2017

Changes have been made to TRADA’s Wood Information Sheet Preservative treatment for timber – a guide to specification to reflect updates to standards BS EN 335 and BS EN 350.
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