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27 July 2022

Last month, BM TRADA celebrated 50 years of fire resistance testing at their High Wycombe site. In this article, as part of our celebrations, we shine a spotlight on BM TRADA’s history within the wider context of TRADA and its...
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27 July 2022

Following the remarkable success of our previous series of technical timber webinars, which saw 1200 registrants per webinar, we are delighted to announce that the three core series are returning once more this autumn and winter – with some small...
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27 July 2022

The shortlist for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2022 has been announced, with two timber buildings – the Magdalene College Library and Sands End Arts and Community Centre – making up two of the six shortlisted entrants.
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27 July 2022

Timber Development UK has released its latest quarterly market statement which outlines the supply, demand and price trends seen in early 2022.
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27 July 2022

The winners of the Timber Development UK University Design Challenge (#TDchallenge22) have been announced following an incredibly competitive nine-month process.
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22 June 2022

Delivered by Robin Lancashire and Lewis Taylor, BM TRADA's timber frame specialists, this one-day training course will provide delegates with a robust understanding of the design, construction and use of timber frame buildings.
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22 June 2022

The BM TRADA publications 'Getting started with… Project certification for forest-based materials' and 'Getting started with… Chain of custody certification for forest products' have been revised and the latest editions are now available for purchase in the BM TRADA Bookshop.
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22 June 2022

Update to Approved Document B: Structural timber has been officially permitted for use in the external walls of all buildings up to 18 metres.
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22 June 2022

Hardwood import volumes shot up by 30% in Q1 2022 as compared to the same period in 2021 – the highest Q1 import volumes seen for this market during this century.
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22 June 2022

There are less than ten days to go until the window to enter Wood Awards 2022 closes. If you are a trailblazer of low-carbon construction, design, or furniture making using timber, now is the time to make your presence known.
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24 May 2022

The 2022/23 edition of TimberWISE 4.0, the long-standing, annual offering comprising the complete BM TRADA Wood Information Sheets series in one convenient file, is now available for purchase – with an incredible saving of over £900 against the value of...
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24 May 2022

More than 230 people attended the first designTimber webinar, a new series from Timber Development UK which takes members behind the scenes of award-winning timber buildings.
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24 May 2022

When you want to create a net zero carbon supply chain, sustainable timber has a lot of advantages. It is inherently a low-carbon commodity, and a carbon capture and storage solution. Now with the merger of the Timber Trade Federation...
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24 May 2022

The Timber Development UK AGM is now taking registrations of interest for members (from both TTF and TRADA) who wish to attend the event on 23 June 2022, 1-5pm. With limited places, it is recommended that you register now.
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27 April 2022

Lewis Taylor summarises the findings from research on moisture dynamics in CLT by BM TRADA and Stora Enso.
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27 April 2022

It has now been nearly two months since Russia invaded Ukraine. This event shook the world and has resulted in an unprecedented roll out of sanctions – including ones placed on timber.
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26 April 2022

The Alice Hawthorn is a Grade II listed, 18th Century pub in Nun Monkton, a Yorkshire village which in medieval times was an important hub in the river transport network of northern England. In those days travellers stopped overnight in...
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26 April 2022

Timber Development UK members can learn directly from the architects and multidisciplinary teams behind four incredible projects, as selected from winners of the Wood Awards 2021, in a new online series.
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