Guidance

Know your timber sizes and tolerances
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TDUK's Knowledge Sheet 'Timber Sizes and Tolerances', written by Damian Clarke for TDUK, sets out what you need to know about the most common sizes of structural timber. Timber can be any size permitted by the raw material’s dimensions, but there are customary sizes that are most widely available, most...
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TDUK: Delivering more for your membership
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TDUK helps you access an unrivalled network of suppliers, merchants, tradespeople, customers and peers. Timber Development UK breaks down industry barriers and gives all members access to more resources than TTF and TRADA combined: Comprehensive timber knowledge library:  Our library has hundreds of resources, including technical papers, research summaries, books,...
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Laminated veneer lumber LVL
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) bulletin
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The European LVL industry (Metsä Wood, Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG, STEICO SE and Stora Enso) has decided to launch LVL strength classes. This bulletin introduces the classes along with other product and design provisions not yet covered in the respective standards.
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This European LVL Handbook serves as a guide for architects, structural engineers, technical wholesalers, off-site element manufacturers, contractors, carpenters and other construction professionals, and as an educational resource.
LVL Handbook Europe
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This European LVL Handbook serves as a guide for architects, structural engineers, technical wholesalers, off-site element manufacturers, contractors, carpenters and other construction professionals, and as an educational resource. The handbook has been prepared by the Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries during 2018-19.
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Joinery handbook
Joinery handbook – for softwood furniture production
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Aimed at small carpenters, students, and at the larger companies working in the production and design of furniture and furnishings mainly in softwood.
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Timber cladding
The Timber Cladding Handbook
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Timber cladding provides an attractive, economical and often unique way to finish and protect a building's exterior. Its versatility makes it ideal for domestic and commercial projects refurbished and new build.
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Timber Trade Topics Wood Campus – Full book
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Timber Trade Topics is a compilation of documents that have 18 key basic timber topics for builders, they go from sourcing sustainable timber to the use of timber on coatings, cladding, decking, among other topics.
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The Builder’s Guide to Plywood
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Plywood is a highly versatile building material which spans a wide range of applications from wall and floor sheathing to designer interiors and glider fuselages. There are many types of plywood available, including specialist tropical veneers such as marine plywood which, while having very good weather resistance and strength properties,...
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The Builder’s Guide to Timber in Joinery
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On this "Builder's guide to timber in joinery" you would be able to get a more in depth idea of timber as a sustainable source, and its importance on finished product manufacture
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The Builder’s Guide to Wood Flooring
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A wood floor is an environmentally sound choice when the timber is sourced from sustainably managed forests like those typically found in the UK, Nordic countries, Europe, Canada and the United States.
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