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TRADA Technology’s timber frame training takes to the road

TRADA Technology’s timber frame training takes to the road

Two inspiring timber buildings have been chosen as additional locations for TRADA Technology’s 2013 ‘Timber Frame Construction’ training course
Courses will still be run at TRADA’s headquarters near High Wycombe, but due to popular demand, venues in Scotland and Northern England will also host the event. Brockholes Visitor Centre, near Preston, home to a new nature reserve and winner of the Wood Awards 2011, along with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, will play host to the day-long courses.

The Brockholes Visitor and Education Centre is set on a floating island on a lake. The centre, which will host the course on Wednesday April 24th, is made of single storey timber frame and oak clad buildings that range in scale from large bustling public areas to quieter, small scale more reflective areas for learning.


Meanwhile, the Royal Botanic Gardens is a world-renowned centre for plant science, research and education. The John Hope Gateway building is a glulam structure with cross laminated plank floors, roofs and partitions with a timber staircase, reception desk and bar area. The course takes place here on Wednesday October 16th.

Delivered by members of the TRADA Technology frameCHECK team, who regularly attend sites to provide best practice advice, or assist in solving problems, the course is written to complement TRADA Technology’s fifth edition ‘Timber Frame Construction’ book.

The training course aims to provide a better overall understanding of timber frame during design, the construction phase and in use. Course content covers many aspects including: Building Regulations; thermal bridging; air tightness; fire safety; acoustic performance; and cladding.

The cost per person including the Timber Frame Construction Book is £219 + VAT for TRADA members (£189 without the book) and £269 + VAT for non-members (£229 without the book). To book visit http://www.tradatechnology.co.uk/training or contact the training department on 01494 569620/ email: training@trada.co.uk