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The Ministry of Technology has placed a £15,000 contract with John Laing Research & Development for a study into the use of factory-produced timber building components .. Members 'of FPRL staff will be collaborating in the project, and TRADA will be retained as consultants to John Laing for part of the work. Special emphasis will be placed on the features of design which are necessary to ensure satisfactory performance, and on reconciling these with the necessity for use of production techniques which are cheap, quick and efficient. It is hoped that the results of the study and subsequent discussions with the industries concerned will lead to the development of a new Code of Practice.

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List of Wood Information Sheetsnavigation-arrow

This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.



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18/02/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Adhesive-bonded repair systems for structural timbernavigation-arrow

Although there is an increasing interest and application in using adhesive-bonded connections for new buildings, the main demand for this technology in the UK is for repairs to structural timbers. The original concept was aimed at repairing historic structures. However, the technology is increasingly being used for repairing modern materials...

21/04/2017 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Adhesives for structural usenavigation-arrow

Adhesives are widely used in non-structural applications such as furniture manufacture and joinery. They are also used in the manufacture of panel products such as plywood, particleboard, fibreboard and oriented strandboard (OSB), of which some grades are used structurally.

Glulam and structural timber composites such as cross laminated...

05/08/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet