Publications

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List of decking members

A list of Timber Decking and Cladding Association DECKING sector members and Approved decking Retailers.

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List of cladding members

A list of Timber Decking and Cladding Association CLADDING sector members and Approved Cladding Retailers.

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Metal Fixings - TDCA Technical Bulletin TB08

Guidance on selecting and using metal fixings and connectors.  

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£5.00
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Professional Designers' Manual

The Timber Decking Manual. Guidance for architects and designers on the specification of decks for both domestic and commercial situations including extensive appendix of timber strength grades and span tables. It costs £34.00 including postage in the UK. £37.00 for delivery to Europe and Republic of Ireland. All other destinations £44.00.   Sorry this is currently not available as a free download

£34.00 (UK) / £37.00 (Europe/ROI) / £44.00 (outside Europe)
Price incl. delivery
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Deck parapets design and construction: Technical Bulletin TB04

Where parapets act as safety barriers they should meet the requirements of building regulations. This technical bulletin is a supplement to the Timber Decking Manual and provides detailed design guidance and specifications.  Sorry this is currently not available as a free download

£5.00
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Builders Guide to Timber Decking

An 8 page brochure outlining the key principles of deck design and installation the TDCA way. The information given in this publication is based on those guidelines for installation on domestic properties.  Commercial decks require more robust design, materials and construction to deal with the loads placed on them and are not covered by the guidance in this brochure - please refer to the Professional Designers Manual.  

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£3.00
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Code of Practice - Raised Timber Deck structures on new homes

Raised timber decks for new homes – desired service life 60 years to meet the quality and performance requirements of NHBC standards. 

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£3.00
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How to keep your deck looking good

TDCA guidance on how to rejuvenate a timber deck and keep it in tip top condition. 

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£1.00
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Statutory Requirements: Technical Bulletin TB02

A summary of planning and building regulations requirements.

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£1.00
Building A Timber Substructure to Support Wood Plastic Composite Deck boards

How to build a timber substructure to support wood plastic composite deck boards

An 8 page brochure providing guidance on what to consider when building a timber substructure for wood plastic composite deck boards, sometimes referred to as WPC or Wood Composite.

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£3.00
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Code of Practice: Balcony timber deck structures on new homes – desired service life 60 years

This Code of Practice has been produced by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association to meet the installation and performance requirements specified in NHBC home building standards.

1st edition February 2017 Code of Practice: TDCA/RD1701 E1

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£3.00