Publications

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Professional Designers' Manual

The Timber Decking Manual is the definitive professional guide for decking designers and builders providing best practice guidance to ensure long lasting performance.  It covers both domestic and commercial situations and includes span tables for commonly used species and profile sizes.  

£36.00 (UK) / £40.00 (Europe/ROI) / £47.00 (outside Europe)
Price incl. delivery
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Professional Designers' Manual: sample pages

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List of decking members

A list of Timber Decking and Cladding Association DECKING sector members and Approved decking Retailers.

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List of cladding members

A list of Timber Decking and Cladding Association CLADDING sector members and Approved Cladding Retailers.

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External Timber Cladding and Fire

Keys facts and information for specifiers and suppliers.

 

This is a free to download publication
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Builders Guide to Timber Decking

An 8 page brochure outlining the key principles of deck design and installation the TDCA way. The information given in this publication is based on those guidelines for installation on domestic properties.  Commercial decks require more robust design, materials and construction to deal with the loads placed on them and are not covered by the guidance in this brochure - please refer to the Professional Designers Manual.  

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£3.00
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Metal Fixings - TDCA Technical Bulletin TB08

Guidance on selecting and using metal fixings and connectors.  

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£5.00
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Deck parapets design and construction: Technical Bulletin TB04

Where parapets act as safety barriers they should meet the requirements of building regulations. This technical bulletin is a supplement to the Timber Decking Manual and provides detailed design guidance and specifications.  Sorry this is currently not available as a free download

£5.00
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Code of Practice - Raised Timber Deck structures on new homes

Raised timber decks for new homes – This Code of Practice has been produced by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association to meet the installation and performance requirements specified in NHBC home building standards.

 

6th Edition May 2018 Code of Practice: TDCA/RD0801 E6

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£3.00
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Code of Practice: Balconies on new homes – desired service life 60 years

This Code of Practice has been produced by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association to meet the installation and performance requirements specified in NHBC standards.


3rd edition May 2018 Code of Practice: TDCA/RD1701 E3

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£3.00
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How to keep your deck looking good

TDCA guidance on how to rejuvenate a timber deck and keep it in tip top condition. 

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£1.00
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Statutory Requirements: Technical Bulletin TB02

A summary of planning and building regulations requirements.

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£1.00
Building A Timber Substructure to Support Wood Plastic Composite Deck boards

How to build a timber substructure to support wood plastic composite deck boards

An 8 page brochure providing guidance on what to consider when building a timber substructure for wood plastic composite deck boards, sometimes referred to as WPC or Wood Composite.

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£3.00