Introduction – why choose timber?

This unit covers the following topics:

• Visual and tactile qualities
• Practical applications
• Other qualities (thermal insulation/stability, resistance to chemicals and fire, acoustic absorption, and workability)

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Case studies

Deal Pier

May 2010

Café Bar

Timber element(s): Trussed portal frame, window frames and screen
Timber species(s): Iroko hardwood
Location: Dover, Kent

A swimming pool, fitness suite and cafe

Timber element(s): Douglas fir and European oak cladding
Timber species(s): LVL timber structure Cladding
Location: Formby, Lancashire

Kings Place

August 2010

A Concert Hall

Timber element(s): Interior panelling to ceiling coffers, columns, walls, balcony fronts, doors and seat backs
Timber species(s): European oak, FSC-certified Class 0 MDF
Location: King's Cross, London

Wood Information Sheets
Case studies
Eurocode software
Wood species database
Archive
TRADA books online


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