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We round-up articles looking at timber and timber products.

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In this programme we discuss the tell-tale signs of a wood-boring insect infestation and describe how to tell the difference between the four main types of wood-boring beetle common to the UK.

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Timber has long been a staple construction material for domestic scale properties, although it is increasingly being used in high-profile structures such as the Weald & Downland Gridshell. However, exposure to the elements can result in changes to the chemical and physical properties of wood, affecting its aesthetics, structure and longevity.

01 July 2011 | by

TRADA Technology's Dr John Williams looks at historic timbers and the methods used to inspect them. There are, he argues, a number of good reasons to recycle and re-use our heritage buildings.

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Dr John Williams, Senior Technical Consultant, TRADA Technology explains some of the options for non-destructive assessment of timber strength and condition in historic building.

01 August 2010 | by

There is some confusion amongst specifiers concerning the properties of "exterior grade" plywood. Dr Vic Kearley of TRADA seeks to clarify the situation and outline improvement actions that are underway.

01 February 2010 | by

Nick Moss, of the Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement, discusses the importance of the UK government timber procurement policy and its relevance to BREEAM.

In this exclusive extract from Timber in contemporary architecture: a designer's guide by Peter Ross, Giles Downes and Andrew Lawrence, we analyse the enduring appeal of timber.

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