TRADA Membership For Contractors
We enable hundreds of contractor members to:
- Save time, and therefore money, by giving them authoritative answers quickly - by phone and online.
- Be confident about taking on more challenging timber projects.
- Avoid mistakes by providing best practice advice.
Save time, and therefore money, by getting quick and authoritative answers to any questions on using wood. The telephone helpline is open 9:00 - 17:00 (UK time), Monday to Friday t: +44(0)1494 569601. Find out more about our technical team of experts.
View hundreds of technical publications online, 24 hours a day - allowing you to hit immovable deadlines by working outside of normal office hours.
Use the NSTS and members' only Project Specification to efficiently create comprehensive specifications for structural timber, which draw on a wide body of expertise and experience collated by TRADA.
Read over 60 comprehensive information sheets on a broad range of wood topics - forming the core component of our information for many decades. The series is aimed at any practitioner, whether specifier, builder or supplier, who wants an authoritative guide to good design.
Access to best practice details reproduced from a range of TRADA publications.
Download suggested thermal details to comply with Part L, giving fully calculated U- and Psi-values.
Read some of our most popular titles online, with full drawing details, enabling you to check our recommendations wherever you are.
Save time by calculating using our online Timbersizer EC5 software which covers all domestic structural timber members. The complementary Timberconnections software allows you to calculate connection capacities with nails, screws, bolts, dowels and coach screws in two and three member combinations in timber and steel.
Prepare for the future and target the best construction sectors by using the Construction Products Association's thoroughly researched quarterly market reports.
Read which feature inspirational timber buildings selected for their quality in design and construction. Each study demonstrates why timber was selected and how the design works, including comprehensive technical description, photographs during and after construction, and detail drawings.
Use the free CPD tracking device which enables you to keep a log of the number of articles that you have read on the site. Print a certificate at any time showing the CPD points accrued.
Learn more about designing and building with timber at very affordable prices using the TRADA members' discounts. Find out more about our technical team of experts.
Choose from hundreds of precise service categories, which make TRADA's online Find a Supplier directory the most comprehensive UK directory of its kind. Load PDF brochures, captioned images, addresses and business descriptions yourself.
What do our members say?
“Morgan Sindall are members of The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) – this internationally acclaimed organisation provides us with the most up to date resources & information on the specification and use of timber and wood products ensuring we able to maximise the benefits in the utilisation of this flexible natural product. The advice and information is available both online and via printed material and training courses and in terms of value for money our membership is every bit worthwhile.”
Graham Edgell, Director of Sustainability and Procurement, Morgan Sindall Group plc