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Internal and external cladding: what you need to know
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Wood behaves differently outdoors because it is exposed to the changing seasonal elements, whereas inside it is protected and remains relatively dry. That’s why additional factors must be considered when working with timber cladding outdoors. Here, the Timber Decking & Cladding Association explains the facts you need to know. Timber...
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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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Does timber cladding have thermal insulation or sound proofing properties?
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While timber cladding has many benefits, it’s a common misconception that it adds to the thermal insulation value (U-value) of a building, keeping more heat in and lowering energy bills. The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) is keen to refute this myth and raise awareness across the industry to...
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housing
Low-carbon housing needs serious attention
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The announcement of yet another new Housing Minister brings into sharp relief the need for Government to focus seriously on the needs of the construction sector, says David Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer of Timber Development UK. Rachel Maclean MP was named Minister of State for Housing on 7 February –...
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timber cladding
Remind your customers to check timber cladding
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A recent flurry of cladding inspection requests received by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association has revealed that basic, fundamental installation principles for timber cladding are being ignored.  Timber cladding is often installed as a rainscreen on buildings across the UK. To operate correctly as such, the cladding must be...
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Timber Decking Handbook 2022
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This handbook aims to provide definitive guidance, as well as design inspiration, in a clear and easy to follow format. If some of the terms used are unfamiliar then the Glossary at the back of the handbook is a handy reference. The publication aligns with British Standards where applicable, making...
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