Timber grows beyond green

TRADA image

Timber is increasingly valued as a construction material for its technical and performance benefits, with engineered wood products seen as giving it still greater potential, writes TTJ editor Mike Jeffree in the TRADA Yearbook 2015.

You can read more on this topic in our related book onInnovative timber in construction, which introduces building methods such as structural insulated panels (SIPS), CLT, engineered stud, and twin stud.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015

Suggested Reading

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.



  • Timber -...

17/07/2017 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Innovation and sustainability. Wood products for architectsnavigation-arrow

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...

01/01/2004 |  Info from other organisation  

Engineered wood productsnavigation-arrow

With engineered timber becoming an increasingly prevalent component in construction, it is important for members of the construction industry to understand not only the benefits and properties of Engineered wood products, but also the different types.

With modified wood products being improved upon on a seemingly daily basis, this...

01/01/2012 |  Choose and Use