Timber Decking & Cladding Association

Think you know everything about wood plastic composite decking?
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The Timber Decking & Cladding Association takes a closer look at wood plastic (polymer) composite as an alternative to natural timber decking Wood plastic/polymer composite (WPC) boards are manufactured using a mixture of wood fibre, plastic and other additives (eg, colourants, UV stabilisers). These are finely ground, mixed and made...
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Supplying Timber | Issue 05
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Welcome to the fifth issue of Supplying Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to the timber merchants, suppliers, manufacturers and tradespeople who are interested in working with timber.
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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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architype cladding
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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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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