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New designTimber talks webinars announced

TRA members are invited to sign up for Timber Development UK’s lunchtime monthly webinars – designTimber, which are back for another year of inspiration and learning. The webinars will feature presentations by the multi-disciplinary design and delivery teams behind the range of inspiring projects, from high-rise urban offices and engaging community spaces to innovative research … Continue reading “New designTimber talks webinars announced”

What housebuilders need to know about NHBC deflection limits

Deflection limits measure the degree to which a part of a structural element is displaced under a load without causing damage. Timber structures must satisfy deflection limits to ensure their serviceability, which means they can perform well and provide comfort and safety to the occupants and users. Deflection limits depend on the span, the load … Continue reading “What housebuilders need to know about NHBC deflection limits”

Date confirmed for West Midlands Meeting

The next TRA regional meeting is set to take place on Tuesday 6 February, at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Waterloo Road Wolverhampton WV1 4QR. Attending the TRA regional meetings is an excellent way to stay updated with colleagues and provides a great opportunity to take part in discussions around the important issues affecting our industry. These meetings are aimed principally at … Continue reading “Date confirmed for West Midlands Meeting”

Building Bridges for the Next Generation of Timber Industry Professionals

The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) was recently invited to attend the Timber Industry College Hub event, which was held at the Building Crafts College in Stratford, East London. The Timber Industry College Hub is a joint initiative developed by the Institute of Carpenters (IOC), Timber Development UK (TDUK), the TRA and other partners in the timber sector. … Continue reading “Building Bridges for the Next Generation of Timber Industry Professionals”

West Midlands meeting date announced

The TRA West Midlands regional meeting is scheduled for 6 February 2024 at the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, WV1 4QR. TRA regional meetings are a perfect opportunity to participate in discussions around the important issues affecting our industry and a great opportunity to introduce new and younger … Continue reading “West Midlands meeting date announced”

New training course for metal web joist designers

TRA members will soon be able to register their teams for a brand new course which offers training for metal web joist designers. The Metal Web Designer Development Programme (DDP) closely follows the format of the Trussed Rafter DDP and will offer a complete training route for those wanting to prove their knowledge and experience … Continue reading “New training course for metal web joist designers”

What to expect before your inspection with the HSE on Wood Dust

Working with wood dust can lead to serious and often irreversible health issues, including sinus and nasal cavity cancer, asthma, and dermatitis. Employers in the woodworking industry are legally obligated to prevent or effectively manage employee exposure to wood dust within the workplace. An Urgent Call for Woodworking Businesses The HSE conducted over 1,000 inspections … Continue reading “What to expect before your inspection with the HSE on Wood Dust”

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