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22 June 2022

Delivered by Robin Lancashire and Lewis Taylor, BM TRADA's timber frame specialists, this one-day CPD-accredited 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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25 April 2022

As the Government works to ‘build back greener’ the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), in partnership with Waugh-Thistleton Architects, have hosted the UK Construction Minister Lee Rowley on a site visit to the Black and White building.
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25 April 2022

Robin Lancashire, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA, explains the key role of cavity barriers in timber frame construction and how they can limit the spread of fire.
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30 March 2022

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design is launching its 2022 call for entries. Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter and has until 1 July 2022 to submit their applications. There is...
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30 March 2022

BM TRADA has released the new Wood Information Sheet 'Carbon and timber in construction for building designers', which provides a timely and in-depth review of all the complex issues around the subject of carbon in relation to timber buildings.
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29 March 2022

Timber Development UK, the new organisation formed by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and TRADA, are out to make an impact with their first public conference on 4 May 2022 in London in partnership with UK Construction Week.
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