30 August 2017

Expert design and technical guidance with TRADA

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Whether it’s tackling a challenging construction, seeking answers to a technical query, or identifying a specification, TRADA takes pride in providing independent, authoritative design and technical guidance to members. 


With exciting times ahead preparing for TRADA’s main event of the year at Timber Expo, we thought this would be a good time to tell you more about the many ways we can help with your timber-related queries. 


Got a question? 


No timber question is too big or too small for TRADA’s friendly panel of experts.  


Check out our answers to your most FAQs on topics such as cladding, decking, fire doors and much more. Members can pick up the phone or email us for free, confidential advice on +44 (0)1494 569601 or advisory@trada.co.uk.


Worried about wood? 


TRADA’s Wood Species database takes the headache out of matching the ideal wood species to your project. Search by colour, durability, density and price from our database of more than 150 commercial species, which also lists TRADA members who supply each one. 


Seeking a supplier? 


TRADA membership signifies the ability to get authoritative technical guidance on demand. We connect specifiers and purchasers with member suppliers through our Find a Supplier Directory


Search our extensive database by product category or service, and get swift access to the contact details of a comprehensive range of suppliers


Want a riveting read? 


Browse our online library for hundreds of definitive timber guides on wide-ranging subjects. TRADA’s latest revised Wood Information Sheet: Timber strength grading and strength classes is just one of a myriad of publications advising you on every aspect of your timber design and build. To find the relevant publication, or a list of TRADA’s recommended reading, simply type your topic into the search bar. 


Pick up a book bargain


The TRADA Bookshop publishes an extensive and diverse range of reading material on all aspects of timber design and build. Buy a discounted copy of TRADA’s much-lauded new book, Cross-Laminated Timber: Design and Performance, or download a pdf taster booklet for FREE. Peruse TRADA’s book selection for more hot timber topics and recommended reading. Member discount of 35% applies. 


Curious about case studies?


Interested in tackling an adventurous project, but want to learn from those in the know? Check out our comprehensive collection of case studies which now numbers over 100.