Introducing the National Structural Timber Specification
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The National Structural Timber Specification was launched in October 2015. Adrian Young explains how it can be used in practice.
The UK government's chief construction adviser, Peter Hansford, called it a 'milestone', but what exactly does the new National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS) mean for those at the coalface, the engineers tasked with using it?
Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook
In many situations, timber and wood-based materials may be used in their natural, untreated state. However, flame-retardant (FR) treatments extend their use to situations that demand enhanced 'reaction to fire' properties.
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) covers treatments that may be applied to wood and wood-based products both...
Oliver Neve explains what happens to CLT during a fire, extracted from TRADA’s forthcoming book on the performance of cross-laminated timber (CLT).
Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook
This Wood Information Sheet, produced in association with the UK Timber Frame Association, explains the basic principles used in meeting fire performance requirements and provides guidance to ensure that all parties involved understand their role in the design and construction of a timber frame building.
The sheet considers...