TRADA, the Timber Research and Development Association, is an internationally recognised centre of excellence serving the timber and woodworking industries, their suppliers and customers.

The askTRADA website offers the most comprehensive reference source of practical and technical information about timber and wood products available worldwide, covering timber frame systems, engineered wood products (including plywood), joinery (doors and windows), construction (roofs, roof trusses, loft conversions), treatments and finishes. Wood is the world's only sustainable building material and will play a vital role in the long-term viability of the design and construction of buildings.

Timber Research and Development Association

Benfield ATT suggest that anyone with an interest in designing and building with timber should access the core technical information on the website free of charge by clicking here simply by registering with their email address and a password of their own choice. Key features include:

  • Species guide of more than 100 commercial timbers
  • Technical library, containing the full text of all of TRADA's current publications and many drawings and diagrams
  • Suppliers' directory with direct links to suppliers.

Corporate Members like Benfield ATT are demonstrating their professionalism and commitment to research and product development by supporting the Association.


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