Design excellence and innovation

Design excellence and innovation
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We are sharing behind-the-scenes stories of the very best timber buildings in the UK. We are building a community of practice for sharing knowledge of timber design and construction. To make this happen, we are sharing behind-the-scenes case studies and webinars with the multidisciplinary teams from the best buildings in...
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Supporting Fire Safe Construction
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A go-to-source for independent, expert guidance on designing for fire safety with timber. With our partners Swedish Wood and the Structural Timber Association, we have developed an industry-wide, independently verified resource, to answer questions on timber and fire safety. With climate change an urgent challenge, it is natural to turn...
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A modern timber frame design guide
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The UK's most robust, up-to-date design guide on timber frame construction. We will be publishing the Timber Frame Guide: the go-to-source for all architects, engineers, and designers seeking to build with timber in the UK. If the construction sector is to achieve its net-zero goals, we need to be designing...
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Enhancing timber knowledge
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The largest, most comprehensive online library of technical specification and design guidance for timber in the UK. One of our key missions is to lead best practice. To make this happen, we have commission more than 140 papers covering all aspects of timber supply, design, and construction. We are producing...
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Eurocode 5: Load Duration
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Load duration calculations enable structural designs which optimise timber’s ability to withstand higher stresses under shorter periods of time.
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C16 Span Tables
C16 Span Tables
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Span tables determine the size of a timber member of a particular strength class needed for a given span, plus the maximum spacing between each timber member or section.
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C24 Span Tables
C24 Span Tables
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Span tables determine the size of a timber member of a particular strength class needed for a given span, plus the maximum spacing between each timber member or section.
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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 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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Design of timber structures
Design of timber structures Volume 1
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The book series Design of timber structures Volume 1–3 has been produced to make it easier for structural designers to calculate timber structures and it is adapted to Eurocodes. It is being used for higher education at universities and institutes.
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