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13 December 2017

Architect Micah Jones has used cross-laminated timber (CLT) to transform a dilapidated agricultural building into a luxury interpretation of the farm buildings of his rural County Down childhood, pioneering this method of construction in Northern Ireland.
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13 December 2017

Exposed timber structures give buildings warmth and beauty, but can be vulnerable to decay and damage if they are not properly specified. TRADA’s new Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Specifying Externally Exposed Structural Timber outlines the building regulations and measures required...
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13 December 2017

An all-star line-up of some of the biggest names in architecture and construction captivated audiences at Timber Expo this year with their ground-breaking designs using timber. One of the key highlights for TRADA in 2017 was partnering, once again, with Timber Expo...
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13 December 2017

A new state-of-the-art neonatal unit shaped like a hug creates a sense of safety and well-being for patients and their families. This environmentally sustainable building combines modern medical facilities with a warm, peaceful setting that promotes holistic healing.
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29 November 2017

Need a quick answer to a timber-related query? Available to view is a wealth of free information, detailed drawings, charts, figures and guidance across all 28 TRADA titles online, including bestselling timber bibles such as: Timber frame construction, Green oak...
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28 November 2017

This year’s Wood Awards winners demonstrate a supremely eclectic mix of innovative and inspiring design, craftsmanship and installation, impressing the judges with the variety and world-class quality of their projects. A coastal home boasting a spectacular timber staircase and sea...
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28 November 2017

Close collaboration with the local community created the new Hastings Pier, a world-class structure worthy of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize. A seven-year campaign by architects dRMM was instrumental in: “transforming a neglected wreck into a stunning, flexible new pier...
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27 November 2017

Forecasters at trade body the Construction Products Association (CPA) report that the industry extended its run of growth to 18 quarters during the third quarter of 2017, despite rising costs and diverging performance across sectors. The Chancellor’s Budget commitments look...
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24 November 2017

TRADA’s revised WIS 1-48 Sole plates in timber frame construction provides essential advice on installing sole plates, ensuring timber frame structures fit together quickly, tightly and correctly. This authoritative guide is packed with useful advice on positioning, thickness, drainage, grading...
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23 November 2017

Coastal House is an early twentieth century family home standing proud in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. With commanding views out to sea, it presents a quintessentially English scene set in the green heartland of Devon.
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22 November 2017

With a new monthly feature on its FAQ area, TRADA’s website can help with advice, practical examples and technical information to answer your questions and avoid costly mistakes. This month’s feature focusses on preservatives.
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24 October 2017

If you’re looking for expert advice on all aspects of condensation control, look no further than TRADA’s revised Wood Information Sheet (WIS): Condensation Control in Dwellings. It includes measures to reduce relative humidity and discusses how to manage the complex relationships...
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24 October 2017

Leaders in the oak framing industry describe TRADA’s National Structural Timber Specification for Building Construction (NSTS) as a real game-changer for the construction industry and an invaluable tool that takes the headache out of specifying.
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24 October 2017

A new authoritative guide to cross-laminated timber from TRADA provides in-depth guidance for designers, helping them to exploit the material’s enormous potential and demonstrating the versatility of CLT construction as an engineered timber solution.
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24 October 2017

The University Challenge-style competition, supported by Kevin McCloud, aims to inspire the next generation of timber trailblazers to create inspiring designs and engineering solutions in wood. Generous prizes, the chance to impress employers and national publicity are the rewards.
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23 October 2017

The winners of this year’s TTJ Innovation Award wowed judges - with a world’s first for continuous MDF recycling and an ingenious design for creating long spans. ‘Solutions that will support the growth and opportunities in the timber industry for...
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23 October 2017

A motorway service station with a difference in a contemporary timber barn provides respite for travellers on the M5 at Gloucester. The project blends seamlessly into the countryside around it and provides high quality, home-cooked, locally sourced food.
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23 October 2017

With a new monthly feature on its FAQ area, TRADA’s website can help with advice, practical examples and case studies to answer your questions and avoid costly mistakes. This month’s feature focuses on cladding.
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