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Marley launches Decking Specification Guide

Friday, April 1, 2022

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Southside Hereford University Design Challenge 2022

Friday, December 3, 2021

TDCA are proud sponsors of a competition for built environment students to create a 'net-zero' housing community using timber systems. read more

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. read more

Why it’s important to employ a deck installer who knows what they’re doing

Monday, July 26, 2021

Choosing the wrong installer can prove costly and traumatic. Get in touch with the TDCA to find a DeckMark accredited Installer near you. read more

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 5, 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. read more

Collaboration of technologies provides new cladding product

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

An innovative cladding product from TDCA member James Latham, combines the best in modified wood, timber engineering and surface protection. read more

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

Grooved deck boards or smooth deck boards - which are best?

Monday, August 3, 2020

It’s a question we are asked regularly; which are best grooved or smooth deck boards?  The answer may be easier ... 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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