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11 December 2018

TRADA discusses the implications for cross-laminated timber (CLT) following the recommended ban on the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings – disallowing the use of CLT in certain situations.
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11 December 2018

TRADA prides itself on the wealth of resources it has to hand, in particular its exhaustive collection of beautiful Case Studies, dedicated to highlighting the incredible details of some of Britain’s most innovative timber buildings today. We have compiled a...
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28 November 2018

In the words of TRADA Chairman Nick Milestone, ‘[TRADA] is about knowledge sharing, knowledge collaboration, and knowledge communication’ – and those were the values underpinning our Better Timber Buildings conference on 15 November, for which nearly 200 delegates across the...
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28 November 2018

An influential member of TRADA’s team of experts will be touring the country with NHBC as part of their annual seminar series, Building for tomorrow, whose 2019 theme is ‘Preparing for quality homes’. Robin Lancashire, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, will...
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28 November 2018

TRADA is delighted to invite you to the TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference, held at the Hilton London Tower Bridge, London, on 13 February 2019. It is a CPD-accredited event aimed at architects, interior designers and construction professionals from the...
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28 November 2018

The Construction Industry Forecast Autumn 2018, Construction Trade Survey October 2018 and State of Trade Survey 2018 Q3 have been added to the TRADA website.
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28 November 2018

Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery, named winner of winners at the 2018 Wood Awards ceremony last week, was complimented by the chair of the buildings judging panel, Stephen Corbett from Green Oak Carpentry, for its ‘winning combination of architectural...
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20 November 2018

From a playful pavilion reminiscent of follies found in 18th century landscapes to one of the largest timber structures in the UK – this year’s Wood Awards had it all.
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31 October 2018

With Timber Expo now behind us, it’s time for TRADA to start looking ahead to our next big event: the one-day Better Timber Buildings conference taking place on 15 November in the centre of London.
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30 October 2018

The TRADA Bookshop will be at the Better Timber Buildings conference with a great selection of books available to all participants at member prices and – exclusive to this event – we’ll also have a very special one-time offer.
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30 October 2018

David Hopkins, known for being the Managing Director at the Timber Trade Federation and a board member of Wood for Good, joins the TRADA board.
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30 October 2018

If you are in your 3rd year (4th year in Scotland) and studying engineering, architecture, architectural technology, quantity surveying or landscape architecture and have an interest in furthering your knowledge about timber as part of a multidisciplinary student team, then...
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29 October 2018

In Teaching timber design, an article featured in TRADA’s Timber 2018 Industry Yearbook, authors Dr James Norman and Dr Andrew Thomson discuss why they consider timber to be the perfect starting point for students learning structural design.
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29 October 2018

Speaking at Timber Expo, a mixture of well-established and successful architects and engineers commented on the necessity of collaboration – both in honing and elevating current practices into something even better.
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29 October 2018

TRADA’s revised Wood Information Sheet Performance of fire-resisting timber-based doorsets helpfully guides you through the various performance requirements for timber fire-resisting doorsets and makes recommendations on their specification – with updated advice to reflect changing requirements, materials and methods of...
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29 October 2018

Eight layers, including hybrid glulam/LVL beams, timber cassettes and an inclined steel frame, make up the vast ‘floating’ roof of the new Macallan Distillery, which combines consistency and symmetry to tastefully add one of the largest timber structures ever built...
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26 September 2018

Marking the beginning of a 5-year education plan for the East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA), three key university lecturers from the Eastern region travelled to Sweden to update their knowledge of today’s timber production.
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26 September 2018

One of the highlights of our upcoming activities at this year’s Timber Expo is the installation from Manja van de Worp of the Royal College of Art, which will be viewable at stand T260, and which was conceived by a...
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