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24 April 2018

This month our popular Spot-on feature shines a spotlight on TRADA’s Start Here area for timber frame. TRADA’s website can help with advice, practical examples and case studies to answer your questions and avoid costly mistakes.
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24 April 2018

An influential report prepared by Alinea, in association with TRADA member Engenuiti, shows that the cost gap between the use of reinforced concrete frame and CLT timber frame in construction has significantly narrowed.
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24 April 2018

TRADA is partnering with Materials for Architecture 2018, a major exhibition and conference which showcases the latest innovations and timber themes within the built environment.
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24 April 2018

Launched at Timber Expo 2017, Cross-laminated timber: Design and performance is now available for members to read online.
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24 April 2018

TRADA’s Robin Lancashire will be a key speaker at the Solid Wood Solutions event this July at the University of Warwick, where construction companies can explore advances in CLT and Glulam.
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24 April 2018

Though bad weather early in the year caused a decline in sales, expectations for growth over the next year have improved, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA)’s April State of Trade Survey.
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24 April 2018

Adhesive-bonded repair systems were once the preserve of historic buildings in need of sensitive repairs, but recent advances in technology have made them a viable choice for mending and maintaining modern day structures made of glulam and engineered wood products.
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24 April 2018

Feilden Fowles have used their expert design skills to create a retreat and educational facility for disadvantaged children in central London, in return for a base for their own studio.
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27 March 2018

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2018 call for entries. Architects and designers from around the United Kingdom are invited to enter their UK-based wood projects. Co-sponsored by TRADA, the Awards are...
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27 March 2018

TRADA is delighted to partner with Materials for Architecture 2018, a major exhibition and conference exploring the latest innovations for the timber age, which returns to the ILEC Conference Centre, London, from 25-26 April 2018.
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27 March 2018

Three senior industry figures have joined TRADA’s Advisory Committee, bringing the benefits of new impetus and expertise to the group.
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27 March 2018

Moisture is the number one enemy when it comes to combining metals with timber. TRADA’s new WIS Specifying metals for use with timber is the definitive guide to a long and successful marriage between metals and timbers in damp and...
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27 March 2018

Strong, versatile, beautiful and good for the environment – man has been using timber structurally to make buildings since the dawn of civilisation. But a new breed of highly-sophisticated engineered timber products, dubbed the ‘new concrete’ by architects and engineers,...
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27 March 2018

When the museum and visitor centre at Rievaulx Abbey needed upgrading, architects used timber to mirror the characteristic columns and pointed arches of the original monastery, allowing visitors to experience the natural elements of the immediate setting.
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28 February 2018

A talented multidisciplinary team of #tomorrowstimbertalent from some of Britain’s best-known universities have won TRADA’s prestigious undergraduate Urban Buzz competition.
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28 February 2018

The first wooden church built in London since the Great Fire of 1666, the Belarusian Memorial Chapel combines the traditional form and materials of the rural Belarusian church with a contemporary twist.
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28 February 2018

A new pocket guide for on-site managers, combining expert knowledge from TRADA and the Structural Timber Association, offers high quality guidance, diagrams and checklists for on-site inspection.
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28 February 2018

2018 is likely to be tough for the construction industry, according to two influential surveys by the CPA, with new investment hampered by the slow progress on Brexit, particularly in the offices sub-sector, and construction supply chain pressures driven by...
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