Lessons in history

TRADA image

Dr John Williams, Senior Technical Consultant, TRADA Technology explains some of the options for non-destructive assessment of timber strength and condition in historic buildings.

Historic buildings are part of our built environment. Many are important icons of our past and form part of our heritage and culture. They also provide excellent opportunities for reuse and development and can serve as the focal point for regeneration of many rundown, post industrial areas.

Article from In Touch with Timber Issue 7 (Autumn 2012)

Suggested Reading

Sole plates in timber frame constructionnavigation-arrow

Sole plates are a vital element in a timber framed building. Their installation has a direct effect on the building's service life, line, level and plumb, and contributes to the speed of construction.

This Wood Information Sheet provides advice on getting the installation of sole plates right first...

20/09/2017 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Introduction to timber frame constructionnavigation-arrow

Timber frame construction of some description is a method which has been around for millennia; however over time it has become a tremendously refined practice to the point that - as buildings of up to six storeys become widely used in England and Wales - timber frame constructions of today...

04/04/2016 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Investigating timber in historic buildingsnavigation-arrow

There is a paradox that the older the building, and the more important it is, the more vital it is to get the work right. Yet at the same time, the more difficult it is, says architectural journalist Ruth Slavid.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011

01/01/2011 |  Magazine Article