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Membership of the TRA is a mark of quality that tells your customers they can buy with confidence, secure in the knowledge that TRA members consistently meet recognised professional standards.

TRA membership is open to all organisations involved with or interested in trussed rafter roofs and metal web joists including the metal plate systems, manufacturers, roof designers, and suppliers of goods or services to the industry. Membership is also open to trade associations and other established bodies with links to the trussed rafter industry.

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A schedule of membership fees is available on request from the TRA office. Costs are based on the type of membership and number of manufacturing sites. Please contact us to check eligibility or find out more.

Benefits of TRA membership

As a membership organisation, we offer a variety of benefits to support your business:

Technical guidance and updates
We produce a range of publications and technical papers covering most issues your business may face.

Health and safety advice
The TRA regularly produces guidance for members on topics such as safe handling and storage, specimen risk assessments, wood dust and more.

TRA membership directory
TRA members can join our online directory to help promote their business, services, and products. TRA members are also provided with a dedicated web page on the TRA website to showcase their products and achievements.

Training and support materials
We provide our members with training materials, such as our Designer Development Programme (DDP) for designers of trussed rafters and metal web joists.

Networking opportunities
Network with your peers at in-person conferences and regional meetings to connect with other businesses across the industry, socialise, and share best practices. The learning opportunities, staff development and network contacts this creates we believe are one of the key benefits of membership.

PR and Marketing support
Promote your business by connecting with our PR team and see your news and case studies published on the TRA website, TRA social media channels, and TRA e-newsletters.

Help shape the industry
The TRA works closely with UK and European authorities, and we also engage with the HSE to develop best practices for the industry.

Promoting the benefits of trussed rafters
The TRA actively promotes the benefits of using trussed rafters and metal web through the trade, technical, and consumer press as well as through our links with the public and private sectors.

Staying updated with other timber trade associations
The TRA works with other timber-related associations such as Timber Development UK (TDUK), Wood Protection Association (WPA), and the Structural Timber Association (STA) giving members access to a wide pool of relevant expertise.

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How to buy?

It couldn’t be easier to buy a trussed roof or metal web joist system to meet your exact specification. Reputable manufacturers are members of the TRA.

When you choose a TRA member, you get peace of mind knowing they have been vetted and approved by the industry’s leading professional association.

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