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Combustible materials amendment to approved document B for buildings over 18m

The Government has announced amendments to part B of the building regulations which have implications for timber components of buildings in and on external walls of high-rise developments.   The regulations specify that for residential developments above 18m, all materials in or on the external wall must be of European Classification A2-s1, d0 or Class … Continue reading “Combustible materials amendment to approved document B for buildings over 18m”

Guidance for preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit

The UK Government has issued information for businesses on how to prepare for a scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement – a ‘no deal’ scenario. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is classified as a new approach regulation and so the following information comes from the government guidance paper Trading goods regulated … Continue reading “Guidance for preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit”

Online training logs a win for trussed rafter designers

As the construction industry continues its struggle with skills shortages, the trussed rafter industry is working hard to upskill employees with sign-ups for specialist training quadrupling. The online training course, run by the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) in association with Edinburgh Napier University, is proving popular with trussed rafter designers. Two beneficiaries of the training … Continue reading “Online training logs a win for trussed rafter designers”

TRA Technical Committee statement on Eurocode 5 implementation – June 2018

On 1 July 2018 the trussed rafter industry completes the final stage of the transition to a total Eurocode 5 (EC5) design solution for its products. On 1 January 2018, the use of the BS5268 design code was withdrawn by systems and UK fabricators for all new projects, with EC5 becoming the new reference standard. … Continue reading “TRA Technical Committee statement on Eurocode 5 implementation – June 2018”

Trussed rafter industry ready for the next generation

New talent, new leadership, new structure and embracing new technology were just some of the highlights from the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) Annual AGM, which took place this month. One of the key speakers, Alison Watson, founder of Class of Your Own, inspired delegates when talking about the Design Engineer Construct! programme. She explained how … Continue reading “Trussed rafter industry ready for the next generation”

Housebuilders covered with updated roofing guidance

New roofing guidance for housebuilders has been published by the Trussed Rafter Association. How to Build Compliant Spandrel Panels, which is endorsed by the NHBC, has been updated to include information about single-skin cladding for spandrel panels. The guide now has a page featuring fermacell Gypsum Fibreboard as an example of how single-skin cladding can … Continue reading “Housebuilders covered with updated roofing guidance”

TRA AGM is cancelled

TRA AGM cancelled

Due to the severe weather conditions and a warning from the Highways Agency, it is with regret that the TRA AGM and dinner is cancelled today. We will issue further information to members regarding alternative meeting arrangements.

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