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BM TRADA takes training on the road

BM TRADA takes training on the road


Continuing the success of its practical timber training courses – and to continue its commitment to educate the industry – BM TRADA has expanded the programme of dates and locations for its practical series of training sessions.

The new courses build on the success of the training sessions introduced last year. The 2014 courses attracted a wide range of delegates, including contractors, merchants and timber workers, from the shop floor right up to senior management. Feedback from delegates was extremely positive.

“The need to train and refresh is a great advantage to employees and employers and to keep up-to-date with new standards,” one individual commented after a course last year. BM TRADA has also responded to this feedback by introducing more topics and by making the courses more available to individuals around the country.

This new programme includes two levels of training – introductory and intermediate – on a wide range of timber subjects. And, for the first time, BM TRADA has taken the courses onto the road, with three regional locations – Edinburgh, Leeds and London – for its introductory softwoods and hardwoods, and panel products courses.

Each course is highly practical and include quizzes and hands on experience with timber samples and are suitable for staff at all levels from the shop floor to director level.

The introductory courses will be run in the morning and afternoon to enable delegates to attend two courses in one day (for a full list of dates and locations, see below). They will cover the following topics: engineered timber products; panel products; timber in exterior uses; timber in fire; general timber; and introduction to hardwood and softwood. The courses cost £99 + VAT (£74 for TRADA members).

The intermediate courses will only be held at BM TRADA’s High Wycombe headquarters and will take place over a day.  Subjects covered will be: timber frame construction; hardwoods; softwoods; timber in exterior uses; engineered timber products; wood based panels; Chain of Custody; and timber fire doors explained. Prices vary per course – for full details visit http://www.bmtrada.com/en-gb/training

For further information, or to book a place on any of the courses, please download our training brochure and application form, or contact Annika Chatwinon on +44 (0) 1494 569647 or email achatwin@bmtrada.com


Engineered timber products, 8th September AM – High Wycombe

Panel Products,  8th September PM – High Wycomebe

Timber in exterior uses, 22nd September AM – High Wycombe

Timber in fire, 22nd September PM – High Wycombe

General timber, 6th October AM – High Wycombe

Intro to hardwood & softwood, 6th October PM – High Wycombe


Softwood & hardwood, 22nd October AM – Holiday Inn, Edinburgh

Panel products, 22nd October

Softwood & hardwood, 11th November – Jury’s Inn, Leeds

Panel Products, 11th November

Softwood & hardwood, 8th December – The Wesley, London

Panel products, 8th December


(all at BM TRADA’s head offices in High Wycombe)

Timber Frame Construction, 29th September, 19th November

Hardwoods, 13th October

Softwoods, 20th October

Timber in exterior uses, 5th November

Engineered timber products, 26th November

Wood based panels, 1st December

Chain of Custody,  28th July, 17th November

Timber fire doors explained, 15th September, 24th November