Enabling tomorrow's timber designers today

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James Norman and Andrew Thomson are passionate advocates of sustainable building. They have written a new, accessible textbook on structural timber design, full of essential information, worked examples and clear illustrations, and offer these reflections.

 

Article from Timber 2020 Industry Yearbook

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Introduction to Eurocode 5navigation-arrow

The Eurocodes are a series of standards that establish common rules across the European Economic Area (EEA) for structural design using main construction materials such as concrete, steel, masonry, timber, aluminium and glass. Together with their National Annexes (NAs), where the national choice on a limited number of Nationally Determined...

30/09/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Timber engineering hardware and connectorsnavigation-arrow

The term 'timber engineering hardware' encompasses a diverse range of metal components made of steel plate, sheet or strip, which are used to connect timber members together, usually in conjunction with dowel-type metal fasteners.

 

Timber engineering components have widely replaced traditional carpentry joints, due to their ease of use,...

02/03/2022 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Structural use of hardwoodsnavigation-arrow

Although the vast majority of structural timber in the UK is softwood, there is a significant interest in hardwoods from both temperate and tropical regions for structural applications. When using hardwoods in structures, the specifier may need to take more interest in the species, its origin and its moisture condition...

19/03/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet