Designing Timber | Issue 05

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Designing Timber | Issue 05

Date Published

21 November 2023

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Matt Milton

The whole TDUK team have been extremely busy this year – the industry’s appetite for timber seems to be increasing every day.

But what would it take to really give timber a big push forward in the UK? That’s something we discuss in an in-depth article this issue. So turn to page 54 to find out how we’re reaching out to government and policymakers. It’s crucial that timber construction is not left to the specialists: everyone from Housing Ministers to Part 1 architects need help appreciating timber’s importance.

We also bring you a few tasters of our brand new Knowledge Library. We’ve just launched it: a go-to destination for anything you want to know about timber design and construction. There are currently more than 50 fascinating Timber Knowledge Sheets in the Library with a further 100 to come in the new year. Topics range from connection design to adhesives and finishes, from embodied carbon calculation to Eurocode 5, from SIPs to sole plates, from designing for flood sites to best fire safety practice.

You can read more about it in the very first article in this issue, on page 8. You can also get a taste of the Knowledge Library in two of this issue’s articles, which are adapted from the Knowledge Sheets Timber and Embodied Carbon and Timber Spans and Tolerances.

Designing Timber wants to promote you, our members. Do get in touch with us at if you have any buildings, projects, products or thought-pieces you’d like us to feature in the magazine.


Bryony Bodimeade, Editorial & Publications Assistant
About the editor
A champion of sustainable architecture using timber, having joined Timber Development UK from RIBA in 2022, Matt brings more than a decade of experience to the magazine. In addition to the magazine, as the Editorial and Publications Manager Matt sees through a range of different design and knowledge outputs for our members.
Matt Milton