Be sure the wood is fit for purpose
In This Series
Is modified wood always the right choice? Peter Kaczmar recognises the benefits of modified woods, however he is quick to warn against potential pitfalls.
In this article, he urges specifiers to insist on testing which is relevant to their proposed application to make sure they specify the right timber for the job.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013
An overview of the considerations you should take into account when selecting and specifying a timber species for use in the UK. It includes colour photographs of a core selection of 50 timbers which are generally available or are commonly used in the UK, along with information on their suitability...
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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Recent advances in timber technology and engineering have expanded the potential of building with wood. The development of new products and component manufacturing has allowed the construction of longer spans, the erection of multi-storey timber frame buildings, the forming of compound curved surfaces, the volumetric prefabrication and modular systems and...