Avoid a caravan catastrophe

Monday, June 17, 2024;
One of the services the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) offers, is to inspect and report on projects that have not lived up to the client’s expectations.  The organisation has seen some sights in its time but none so bad as this recent raised deck at a mobile home park. 
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Woodsafe wins award for innovation

Monday, May 20, 2024;
TDCA member Woodsafe Timber Protection picked up the Product or Services Innovation award at this year's Wood Protection Association event
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Deckwright scoops top award

Thursday, May 16, 2024;
Preservative treated anti-slip boards from WJ Group were the star of the winning project at the Wood Protection Association's (WPA) Award's held on 15 May 2024
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TDCA sponsors the UK Façade Awards 2024

Monday, April 15, 2024;
A celebration of the very best in façade design across the UK from the past year, TDCA is sponsoring Best use of a Timber Clad System.
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TDCA partners with Futurescape

Wednesday, March 27, 2024;
The UK’s largest landscape expo and trade event, with seminars, live debates and a fantastic variety of exhibitors
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What do you know about Composite (wpc) decking?

Tuesday, November 14, 2023;
We take a closer look at this popular decking product - from how it's made to slip resistance properties.
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Does your timber cladding measure up?

Monday, October 23, 2023;
Profile dimension guidance is being widely ignored by some external timber cladding suppliers - leading to movement related cladding problems. Make sure your timber cladding is suitable for outdoor use.
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The easiest way to make treated timber last longer

Wednesday, June 28, 2023;
Treated wood products are designed to be installed without modification. But what should you do when you need to cut your timber to size? Don’t panic – there is an easy solution.
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Pay attention to cladding ventilation and drainage

Tuesday, May 30, 2023;
A recent flurry of cladding inspection requests received by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association has revealed that basic, fundamental installation principles for timber cladding are being ignored. 
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C16 and C24 Strength Graded Timber

Thursday, May 25, 2023;
What's the difference between them and which should I use for my deck structure?
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Get noticed, get the Mark

Thursday, October 27, 2022;
Are you a timber decking or cladding supplier or installer? Do you do things the ‘right way’? Get the recognition you deserve.
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Why it’s important to employ a deck installer who knows what they’re doing

Tuesday, November 01, 2022;
Choosing the wrong installer can prove costly and traumatic. Get in touch with the TDCA to find a DeckMark accredited Installer near you.
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TDCA supports UK Timber Industry campaign

Sunday, October 02, 2022;
Not all treated timber is the same. Make sure your timber is fit for purpose.
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Southside Hereford University Design Challenge 2022

Tuesday, August 02, 2022;
TDCA are proud sponsors of a competition for built environment students to create a 'net-zero' housing community using timber systems.
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Landscape Show 2022

Wednesday, May 04, 2022;
The TDCA are pleased to partner once more with LANDSCAPE – where visitors can discover a wealth of relevant products and services.
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Marley launches decking specification guide

Friday, April 01, 2022;
As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting architects and specifiers, Marley has launched its new Decking Specification Guide
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Change in Use Class recommendation for Deck Substructures

Tuesday, August 17, 2021;
For the fencing, garden and landscaping sector, an educational campaign in partnership with the Wood Protection Association and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is focussing on promoting the use of the term Use Class 4 for treated wood used in contact with or close to the ground.
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Is my grooved timber decking upside down?

Friday, April 16, 2021;
According to a recent post on Instagram which went viral, "Britain’s have been installing their grooved deck boards completely the wrong way up for decades as the grooves should be fitted face down – to let air circulate underneat…
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The facts about rats and decking

Tuesday, January 05, 2021;
Have you seen a rat in your garden lately? Mr & Mrs Ratty will have at some point visited your garden sanctuary – whether you have decking or not. We enlisted the help of pest expert – Mark Robinson from the Pestforce network to address this and other tricky rat-based questions.
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Collaboration of technologies provides new cladding product

Sunday, December 20, 2020;
An innovative cladding product from TDCA member James Latham, combines the best in modified wood, timber engineering and surface protection.
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Boardwalks really shouldn't be covered in chicken wire!

Friday, September 18, 2020;
Chicken wire across the surface of your decking or boardwalk is a sure way to shorten its service life and potentially cause an accident.
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Grooved deck boards or smooth deck boards - which are best?

Monday, August 03, 2020;
It’s a question we are asked regularly; which are best grooved or smooth deck boards? The answer may be easier ...
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Why Good Photography Matters - Peter Wilson

Wednesday, July 22, 2020;
When Peter Wilson judged our calendar photography competition last year, he remarked on the quality of some of the images and agreed with us that showcasing products in end-use applications is a real asset when suppliers are trying to target a…
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COVID-19: TDCA remains open for advice and support

Friday, March 20, 2020;
These are unsettling times. Many businesses are struggling to remain open amid the pandemic and the ensuing precautionary measures that everyone must put in place. With this in mind, many of our suppliers are offering services with con…
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A high percentage of outdoor wood problems "feature wrong fixings" says TDCA

Tuesday, August 14, 2018;
When a timber decking or cladding project does not go to plan, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association experts often get called to review the issue, mediate between parties and advise on the best resolution. From this specialist work, the association states that fixings problems are often at play; a simple issue that can be costly to rectify.
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How timber decking can help deliver sustainable drainage

Thursday, February 16, 2017;
See how, as a voided surface, decking can play a valuable role in helping to better manage rainwater.
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