The Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) is the UK's leading authority on the design and installation of timber decks, associated landscape structures in wood and timber cladding. Technical information and guidelines published by the TDCA are widely adopted and specified both in the private and commercial sectors and the Association is recognised as a reliable and authoritative source of expert opinion in the UK. The DeckMark and CladMark quality assurance schemes are the benchmark of good practice in the industry and the TDCA Code of Practice for raised timber decking is endorsed by the NHBC, the principal new homes insurance and standards setting body.
The TDCA has well-established procedures in place for assessing the quality of the products and installers registered under our quality scheme. Building on these procedures, the TDCA is now able to offer an independent inspection and consultation service for private home owners, property developers, architects, surveyors, structural engineers etc. who may require independent expert opinion about a structure and materials used. The TDCA also provides an Expert Witness Service when inspection and reports are commissioned by a Solicitor acting on behalf of clients.
The TDCA inspection and report service is available for:
- Assessing the integrity and construction techniques
- General condition surveys and maintenance reviews
- Assessing material faults and possible causes on site
- Advising on correct material specification and good practice standards