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12 March 2019

Our interactive Panel Guide, which offers comprehensive information on all the main types of wood-based panel in one helpful PDF, has been updated to include further information about flooring, flat roofing, and the WPIF floating floor industry standard.
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12 March 2019

In 2016, TRADA provided a British carpenter free access to its academic resources. David Jones had been asked by the Prince’s Foundation – an extension of the Prince’s Trust – to deliver training on timber as part of a larger...
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12 March 2019

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2019 call for entries. Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter and has until 24 May to submit their applications.
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11 March 2019

The celebrated Streatham & Clapham High School, which is based in London, features a series of extensions which carefully expand, re-use, refurbish and protect the school’s original 1930’s building.
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08 March 2019

Collaborating for innovation is highlighted in the new TRADA publication 'Timber design pioneers', which will be released section by section on a monthly basis.
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27 February 2019

TRADA and BM TRADA are participating in KnoWood, an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance for Sustainable Mid-Rise and Tall Wooden Buildings.
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27 February 2019

BRE's Dr Ed Suttie launched TRADA’s new Briefing document The role of wood in healthy buildings on timber’s potential role in supporting health and well-being earlier this month at TTJ's Wood and Wellness conference.
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27 February 2019

TRADA’s latest Case Study focuses on the tasteful transformation of a run-down shed into a house fit to contain – and display – a lifetime collection of books and art.
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27 February 2019

TRADA members can now download the Construction Industry Forecast Winter 2018/2019, Construction Trade Survey February 2019 and State of Trade Survey 2018 Q4 for free from the TRADA website.
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09 February 2019

A round-up of the 2019 TRADA University Challenge.
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29 January 2019

The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, a true exemplar of sustainability, stands prominent with four dramatic timber-clad ventilation towers which rise up into the sky above the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park.
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29 January 2019

Following on from our update in December, TRADA's Rupert Scott takes a closer look at the changes to regulations and what they really mean for timber and timber cladding.
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28 January 2019

TRADA's updated WIS Timber joist and deck floors – avoiding movement gives guidance specifically intended to minimise problems of movement and noise in timber floors. Today nearly all intermediate floors in domestic-scale buildings have timber joists with a timber-based sheet...
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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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