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

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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

TDCA delighted to sponsor Riverside Sunderland Design Competition

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sunderland City Council and TV architect George Clarke’s educational charity MOBIE are launching a national design competition in partnership with the Confederation of Timber Industries (C…

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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

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

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