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26 September 2017

The destruction wreaked by hurricanes on the other side of the pond is a timely reminder of the dangers of unpredictable weather patterns. TRADA’s Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Timber frame design for flood-prone sites is the definitive guide to building...
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26 September 2017

If wood-based panels in demanding exterior situations are not correctly specified, detailed, installed and maintained, they can be vulnerable to decay and damage. TRADA’s revised Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Specification and use of wood-based panels in exterior situations outlines the...
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26 September 2017

Whether you’re looking for a simple introduction to engineered wood, an authoritative guide on cross-laminated timber or a complex design guide on structural timber, you can access an extensive and diverse range of reading material at TRADA’s Bookshop.
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26 September 2017

Experts have downgraded the growth prospects for the construction industry, signalling a difficult year ahead. In a cooling market, trusted brands are especially valued. TRADA, a symbol of integrity, impartiality and excellence, links specifiers and purchases with timber industry members...
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26 September 2017

Exova BM TRADA and RSK present a day of technical presentations and case studies from experts, exploring some of the challenges for conservators and how some of these have been overcome in recent heritage projects.
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26 September 2017

A new exhibition called Plywood: Material of the Modern World at the V&A looks at the social history of plywood and provides insights into how this often overlooked and maligned material has helped shape the modern world.
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26 September 2017

A stunning timber building made with locally felled timber brings hope, beauty and a sense of well-being to severely disabled children and adults in the heart of rural Cumbria. Sunbeams Music Centre provides group music therapy to improve well-being and...
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30 August 2017

It is important to ensure that structural timber is strong enough to carry the highest possible load. Strength grading provides a basic prediction of the strength of individual pieces of timber, ensuring that the weakest pieces are rejected and the...
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30 August 2017

A magical woodland treehouse; a timber pier that has revived the beating heart of a community; a centre providing comfort to cancer sufferers; a stunning Hex cabinet and a timber food drain: these embody the eclectic mix of outstanding timber...
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30 August 2017

Whether it’s tackling a challenging construction, seeking answers to a technical query, or identifying a specification, TRADA takes pride in providing independent, authoritative design and technical guidance to members. With exciting times ahead preparing for TRADA’s main event of the year at Timber Expo, we...
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29 August 2017

Harmondsworth Great Barn, one of the nation's most important architectural treasures, is hailed as a ‘masterpiece of carpentry’ by English Heritage. The Grade 1-listed building has undergone a meticulous programme of conservation and repair by Ptolemy Dean Architects.
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28 August 2017

Timber, the oldest construction material in the world, is now the most modern, thanks to a new family of very sophisticated, high-performance engineered wood products. The development of cross-laminated timber (CLT) has well and truly ushered in a new dawn...
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25 August 2017

A glittering panel of hosts and speakers will bring talent, knowledge and a passion for wood to the prestigious Timber Expo at NEC Birmingham on 10th to 12th October.
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27 July 2017

Twenty outstanding structures and a record 14 furniture and product projects have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2017 shortlist, the TRADA-sponsored competition that features some of Britain’s best designs in wood.
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27 July 2017

The dynamics of tall buildings, the beauty and versatility of wood, and even a masterclass on how to build the Eiffel Tower in timber are just some of the themes in this year’s Timber Focus Theatre, TRADA’s seminar programme at...
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27 July 2017

Beautiful pictures, amazing buildings: these are the TRADA case studies, a vast library of which can be found on our recently-launched new website.
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25 July 2017

A load bearing decorative timber system for floors, roofs & walls and an insulation solution for timber frame manufacturing are just two of the shortlisted products in this year’s TTJ Innovation Awards, joint sponsored by TRADA and Timber Expo.
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25 July 2017

TRADA has updated its Wood Information Sheet Specifying British-grown timbers in order to reflect changing standards and new research.
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