Making a statement with charred timber

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When an image of a novel timber product graces the front cover of House & Garden magazine's Trends supplement, you know something is afoot. The stunning image of glossy blackened timber, hinting at the material's Japanese roots sparked considerable interest among clients and designers of prestigious new projects, always keen to investigate the 'latest thing'. But charred timber is nothing new.

Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook

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List of Wood Information Sheetsnavigation-arrow

This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.

 

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  • Timber -...

24/04/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Flame-retardant treatments for timber productsnavigation-arrow

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...

19/08/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Durability by designnavigation-arrow

Designers can considerably extend the life of timber components by attention to detail. Achieving ‘durability by design’ requires the designer to understand the performance requirement for the component.

In order to define performance, designers must:

  • Identify an appropriate service life for the structure and components, taking into...

18/03/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet