Designing Timber | Issue 07

cover of Designing Timber issue 7
Designing Timber | Issue 07
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Issue 7 of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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Cover of Designing Timber Issue 6
Designing Timber | Issue 06
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Issue 6 of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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CE, UKCA, and UKNI Marking
CE, UKCA, and UK(NI) Marking
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At present, the methods for obtaining CE, UKCA, and UK(NI) marks are the same. The holder of one mark can currently obtain the other mark in a relatively simple process by engaging the services of an additional notified body holding the necessary registration.
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Traditional Timber Connections
Traditional Timber Connections
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Timber is a centuries-old building material, and many timber connections found in the earliest surviving structures continue to bein use today, in both structural and non-structural applications.
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Glued Laminated Timber Glulam
Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam)
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Glued Laminated Timber, commonly referred to as glulam or GLT, comprises several layers of dimensioned, strength-graded timber bonded together with structural adhesive to increase structural performance. It is one of several systems that connect a series of smaller timber elements together to form larger panel or beam products.
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Dowel-Type Connections
Dowel-Type Connections
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Dowel-type fasteners comprise a range of options such as nails, staples, screws and bolts, as well as dowels. Such connections can transmit either lateral or withdrawal loads.
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Timber Acoustic Regulations_Build_Principles
Timber Acoustic Regulations
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Building Acoustic Regulations require that occupants be “reasonably protected” from noise. Timber design can help achieve this requirement.
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Timber_Strutting_in_Floors
Timber Strutting in Floors
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Lightweight timber frame construction has adopted offsite building techniques, using a wide range of building components assembled in factories and delivered to site for assembly.
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Engineered Timber Products
Engineered Timber Products
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Engineered timber products can surpass the natural limits of timber strength and span, by combining smaller timber sections with adhesives or fasteners to form larger elements.
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Fire Retardant Treatments
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As timber has a high structural strength and slow charring rate, its general behaviour in a fire is predictable. Fire retardant treatments slow the rate at which fire develops, giving more time for a safe escape.
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