Education

Thirteen beautiful timber schools and nurseries
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As the summer holidays end and a new academic year begins, we reflect on some of the groundbreaking examples of timber school design in the UK over the past two decades. Research shows that when we design buildings which reflect, or remind us of, nature, this can help inhabitant's cognitive...
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University Design Challenge 2023 Magazine
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Featuring details of the winning and selected entry designs, student learnings and feedback from the University Design Challenge 2023: Climate Responsive Retrofit
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Upskill your staff on the use and benefits of timber in building
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Are you a TDUK member who wants to upskill your staff? Would you like to help build a cross-sector network of architects, engineers and project managers all working together to promote the use of timber in construction? If so, then the Timber Technology Engineering Design (TED1) course could be for...
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A new series of TDUK Engineering Webinars
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Timber Development UK is hosting engineerTimber, an exciting series of free online engineering webinars across autumn 2023. The series will run weekly from 5 September to 17 October on Tuesdays, 13:00-14:00. Delivered by expert practicing engineers and engineering lecturers, it will introduce a breadth of subjects from the properties of...
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Issue 4 of Designing Timber, the TDUK magazine for specifiers
Designing Timber | Issue 04
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Fourth edition of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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Meet the judges – University Design Challenge: Climate Responsive Retrofit
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On 14 July the four shortlisted teams for #TDChallenge23 will present their final designs to an expert panel of judges who will determine the winning projects. Responding to a brief to retrofit and extend an existing timber frame building - the cricket pavilion in Hereford - the participating teams have...
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Join us for the University Design Challenge 2023 live finals!
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Join us in Hereford on 14 July for the live finals of our 2023 University Design Challenge! Held at the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE)'s Skylon Campus, you are invited to join us for either the awards and celebration from 5.30pm - 8pm, or to watch the...
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The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills
Applications open for next Timber TED1 course
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Applications are now open for the next Timber TED 1 course, which will start on Monday 18 September, 2023. The Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support the practical development of vital timber skills. They are open to all built environment professionals, including architects, engineers, project...
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timber in construction
Skills Action Plan
The Timber Skills Action plan provides an industry-agreed breakdown of the skills and knowledge required for building with timber.
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Architype timber
A practice that puts sustainability at the heart of everything
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Designing buildings that work for people and planet - that is Architype's ethos. This pioneering architecture practice - and TDUK member - has always championed sustainability. From its early days of self-build houses in the 1990s to its major Passivhaus projects today, Architype has thought long and hard about the...
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