Technical information for using timber

Whether you are looking for a DIY guide to building a garden trestle, or advice on structural timber to use for a large project, there are a variety of organisations that can provide you with advice and guides. 


Wood Campus

A free online information portal for specifiers, builders and DIY, providing information, inspiration and learning tools on using wood including  including RIBA-certificated CPD online learning courses. 


Timber Trade Federation (TTF)

Providing information about the different ways to use wood, including information on design, durability and building products, also includes knowledge on trading in timber and sourcing sustainable timber. 


Structural Timber Association (STA)
Providing technical advice, guidance and research on structural timber products such as timber frame and engineered systems.


British Woodworking Federation (BWF)
Offering guidance for those looking to specify timber products for their home or for commercial projects. Including guidance and advice on timber windows, firedoors and staircases. 


Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA)
A resource to provide guidance on how to correctly specify, install and care for timber decking and cladding.


The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA)
Providing design and technical guidance through its website, software, printed publications, e-books and telephone line.  


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