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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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26 September 2018

Following on from the success of the last two annual conferences, TRADA and their service provider Exova BM TRADA have joined forces to host a one-day timber conference levelled at uniting the industry in the pursuit of a common goal:...
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25 September 2018

The third edition of the Timber Decking manual enables professional designers and deck builders to utilise the advantages of timber and avoid potential pitfalls. Produced in association with The Timber Decking and Cladding Association, updates include Eurocode 5 span tables,...
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25 September 2018

Timber in construction has undergone something of a renaissance, led by the desire to use more environmentally-friendly materials and to reduce construction costs. The development of modified wood and engineered timber such as glulam and CLT provide new ways of...
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25 September 2018

‘In wood there is hope’ said dRMM director Alex de Rijke, and that has formed the basis of the latest in a long line of Maggie’s Centres—safe and welcoming spaces which provide practical and emotional support for people affected by...
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21 September 2018

Safeguard Europe Ltd and a team of students from the Architectural Association’s School of Architecture have been named the winners of the TTJ Timber Innovation Award 2018.
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23 August 2018

Tabitha Binding, TRADA’s University Engagement Manager, went along to find out how this project adds a dimension to learning that’s not readily available through traditional routes.
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23 August 2018

Our presence at this year’s Timber Expo comes equipped with rosewood marimba performances, our comprehensive collection of TRADA Bookshop bestsellers, interactive quizzes (up to £150 worth of Amazon vouchers are up for grabs) and an installation from the Royal College...
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23 August 2018

Accoya wood was selected for the renovation of the penguin enclosure at The Deep aquarium and marine education centre in Hull. Its properties of durability, reliability and stability made it the ideal choice to withstand the damp conditions.
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23 August 2018

Minor revisions have been made to ten of TRADA's Wood Information Sheets to make sure they’re up-to-date with legislative and sector-specific changes.
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23 August 2018

Weathering is a natural process, which can provide an aesthetically pleasing look that blends in beautifully with the environment. TRADA’s revised Wood Information Sheet Specifying timber exposed to weathering explains the causes of weathering and its significance to timber performance.
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23 August 2018

Cowan Court, described as ‘the first wooden Brutalist building’ by 6a Architects co-founder Thomas Emerson, is a successful effort at emulating the listed Brutalist architecture that characterises the rest of Churchill College.
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26 July 2018

The Government announced on 18th June 18 a consultation which is entitled ‘Banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings’. It comes of course in the wake of Grenfell Tower and understandably seeks to...
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25 July 2018

Winning designs, rosewood marimba performances, books galore and a timber installation from the Royal College of Art are just a few of the many highlights of TRADA’s presence at Timber Expo this year.
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25 July 2018

A spectacular Scottish distillery with domes mirroring the landscape; a magical woodland classroom; a Kent house which draws on a client’s memories of Asia; a series of cabinets made from different Japanese tree species; these all embody the eclectic mix of stunning timber structures,...
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25 July 2018

Cedars Hall, a world-class performing arts venue, is the most recent development in the history of Wells Cathedral School. The design enhances acoustic performance while minimising the impact on the surrounding landscape
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25 July 2018

Last month TRADA’s University Engagement Manager, Tabitha Binding, had the pleasure of visiting Liverpool University’s School of Engineering where she met Dr Zhongwei Guan, Dr Dan Bradley and Dr Adeayo Sotayo, who shared their work on the international collaborative research...
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