Standards

Composite prime poised for growth following investment into new training course
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Composite decking supplier Composite Prime has launched a new product training installation course... Accredited by LANTRA, the course has been built to pioneer the development of a standard to ensure the high-quality installation of composite decking in the UK landscaping and construction industry. Supplying over £25,000,000 of composite decking product...
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CITB to carry out occupational review in the wood, carpentry and joinery sectors
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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is about to undertake an occupational review on behalf of the wood occupations, and carpentry and Joinery sector. The review will include the development of Training Pathways and Competence Frameworks, as well as the review of 30 National Occupational Standards (NOS). As the standards...
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Flooring-grade plywood can help prevent callbacks
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Choosing flooring-grade plywood can help prevent callbacks in commercial and domestic flooring projects, according to International Timber, an importer and distributor of bespoke, sustainable timber and panel products. Contract flooring specialists know that incorrectly specified plywood underlayment can result in swelling, peeling and lifting, even when other installation practices are...
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Does your timber cladding measure up?
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The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) is an independent, not-for-profit advisory body and is recognised as a reliable and authoritative source of expert opinion in the UK. British standard BS805-1: 2014: External Timber Cladding Part 1: Method of specification was specifically developed to cover the manufacture of external timber...
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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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battens
Make it a quality year for battens
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An industry working group is raising awareness of the risks caused by the sale and use of substandard roofing battens. Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, talks to TDUK about why these products have begun to creep into the UK market, and what we can do to stop it....
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roofing battens
Standards matter when selling roofing battens
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Roofing battens are a safety critical building material subject to strict grading and quality requirements. Timber Development UK CEO David Hopkins explains why it’s so important to stick to the quality standards when selling, specifying and purchasing these products. Roofing battens are the strips of wood that you will find...
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Introduction to Eurocode 5
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Learn the basics of Eurocode 5 and how it supports structural design when working with timber going through Design > Design principles; and essential application rules.
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