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Decking Training Resources


The Timber Decking and Cladding Association partners with Wood Campus to bring you FREE on-line training resources. 

You can choose to develop your knowledge through a detailed course that is CPD (continuous professional development) accredited by RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects).

This informative course is suitable for anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge, be they a DIY enthusiast, a general builder / landscaper or a specifier / architect, to ensure that they build or specify for durable, long lasting timber decks.

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CPD Course Details

TYPE: elearning course

DURATION: 50 minutes

DESCRIPTIONThis module spans the life of domestic and commercial decking in the UK, from its beginnings, through the specifying, designing and installation stages to aftercare and maintenance.

AIMS: The aim of this module is to define and promote good practice for decking installations.


By the end of this module, you should:

  • be aware of the background to decking;
  • know about the Timber Decking and Cladding Association and its role;
  • have a general awareness of the properties of wood;
  • know how to specify timber for decking;
  • understand design considerations and installation good practice for decking; and
  • understand what levels of after care and maintenance are required to deliver long service life.

At the end of the course you will be issued with a certificate.  
Approved Decking Retailers: please remember to save your certificate and submit it to TDCA as evidence that you have taken and passed the course.

Deck Design & Installation CPD

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