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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. read more

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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TDCA support UK Timber Industry campaign

Monday, July 13, 2020

Using wood from sustainably-managed forests instead of other materials is a good way to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions. read more

Ivor Davies joins the TDCA team

Friday, June 5, 2020

Ivor is a wood scientist with over 30 years’ experience in the timber industry. He is joining the TDCA on a consultative basis to assist with technical matters regarding cladding. read more

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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Change in Use Class recommendation for Deck Substructures

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

General feedback indicates that the most common occurrence of deck failure is with the substructure. This issue affects not only timber decking projects – wood substructures are often used with composite boarding too.

Despite c…

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TDCA teams up with Timber Trade Federation

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) and The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have joined forces under a partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the market for timber cladding and decking. read more

2020 Calendar - on sale now

Monday, August 19, 2019

To showcase the beautiful, versatile and sustainable material that timber is, we have created this 2020, view by month desk calendar, featuring 12 projects from a selection of our members.

This stunning desk calendar is the result …

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Fire rated timber cladding and the Construction Products Regulation

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Learn if CE Marking applies timber cladding, if there are any exceptions and who is responsible for issuing the necessary documentation. read more

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. read more