Green oak - back in the frame

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Senior Architect Patrick Hislop RIBA discusses the surge in interest in green oak framing and offers points of good practice based on a new TRADA Wood Information Sheet, Principles of Green Oak Construction.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

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Fasteners for structural timber: nails, staples, screws, dowels and boltsnavigation-arrow

Timber designers usually consider connection design to be the most difficult area in timber engineering. The traditional mechanical fasteners for structural timber are divided into two groups depending on how they transfer the forces between the connected members - 'dowel-type fasteners' and 'metal connectors'.

 

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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,...

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Glulam - connecting with future developmentsnavigation-arrow

Glued laminated timber (glulam) beams and columns have been used for decades as an engineered timber product that allows designers to span further, carrying heavier loads while retaining all of the benefits of using wood in structures.

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