Lessons in history
In This Series
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)
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...
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...
It is apparent that the rapid expansion of development on river flood plains over recent years has placed more people at risk of flooding, while reducing the ability of the natural flood plain to absorb rising water levels.
Land available for housing is increasingly at risk of flooding due...