TRADA and the Structural Timber Association (STA) have joined forces to publish a definitive guide to best practice in timber frame construction.
It combines the expert knowledge of the two timber associations to update and merge individual timber frame publications to produce a single-source guide to onsite construction.
Site check: The timber frame pocket book is written as an illustrated guide that can be easily consulted by onsite management.
“We are delighted to collaborate with the STA to provide the timber industry with a single source of timber frame advice,” said TRADA’s Rupert Scott. “Site check: The timber frame pocket book equips site managers and other construction professionals with a handy aid to supervise and check that subcontractors’ work is done to a high standard.
“The timber frame market is enjoying spectacular growth, providing a golden opportunity for those operating in this sector. And with the Chancellor recently committing £44 billion for the largest house-building drive for decades, this growth shows no sign of abating.”
Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the STA added: “With a shared objective to enhance the standards within the structural timber sector, our collaboration with TRADA brought together the technical expertise of two of the timber industry’s leading organisations.
“Quality management should be an end-to end process – from the sourcing of raw timber and offsite manufacture in well managed factories – to the final onsite installation. The Site Check pocket book will be a valuable asset to site managers and although concise, the information will play an important role in refining onsite quality controls.”
From timber frame delivery and storage to installing a breather membrane, insulating and damp-proofing to masonry cladding and roof framing, Site check: The timber frame pocket book is packed with guidance and diagrams, as well as handy check-lists for onsite inspection.
Published in January 2018 it will be available to buy at TRADA Bookshops