Useful links and resources when using wood products

Architecture

Architects Journal supports the architecture industry on a daily basis with in-depth news analysis, insight into issues that are affecting the industry, comprehensive building studies with technical details and drawings, client profiles, and competition updates as well as letting you know who’s won what and why

The RIBA site, Architecture.com is the jumping off point to hundreds of other websites. RIBALinks is an indexed and abstracted listing of 1000 key websites related to architecture.

Architect Search Run by Design for Homes , this online image based directory of over 200 architectural practices enables you to quickly find the right architect for any residential job, from home extensions to urban master planning.

RIBA Product Selector Plus, for information on more UK building products and suppliers.

Aecportico is a division of RIBA Enterprises, providing useful information in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction. It contains details of professional bodies and trade associations relating to the UK construction industry and links to useful websites.

Building Product Expert is Barbour Index’s invaluable building product database containing detailed technical and product information from manufacturers of building products.

British Institute of Architectural Technologists BIAT is a professional Institute representing over 6,500 professionals working and studying in the field of architectural technology in the UK and overseas.

Building

Architect, Builder, Contractor and Developer web site for UK specifiers who need to know about developments in building materials. Click Online Responses to request product information from features and adverts placed in each month’s ABC&D magazine.

Association for Environment-Conscious Building AECB is the leading independent environmental building trade organisation in the UK, encouraging greater environmental awareness within the building construction industry.

Building Control. An invaluable directory of building control offices, contact details, and descriptions of the services offered.

Homebuilding and Renovating website has vast amounts of information on Self-build and home renovation including a huge directory of supplier contacts and hundreds of case history examples complete with pictures and costings.

Environmental Issues

Forests Forever. Environmental and sustainability information on timber.

Forest Stewardship Council. FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme.

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes PEFC is a framework for the mutual recognition of credible national or regional forest certification schemes which have been developed to meet internationally recognised requirements for sustainable forest management.

The Wood Shop Consultancy The Timber Consultancy division of The Wood Shop Ltd, provides Expert Witness services, timber condition surveys and consultancy for companies interested in pursuing FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody Certification.

Trade Associations and Services

The Timber Research and Development Association TRADA is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products. TRADA maintains active programmes of research and information.

Wood For Good . A Promotional campaign which aims to increase the use of wood in the UK. Its aim is to make sure that people recognise wood for what it is, the most beautiful, versatile and environmentally friendly material for the 21st Century.

The Trussed Rafter Association TRA is the voice of the UK timber trussed rafter industry. Comprehensive website covering supplier details, technical information and issues concerning the industry.

Timber Trade Federation. Trade association representing the UK timber trade.

Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association LOFA is a trade association representing over 80% of the UK’s manufacturers and suppliers of garden furniture, garden benches, parasols and all your outdoor living products and accessories.

Timber Decking and Cladding Association The TDA is an advisory and technical organisation formed to provide guidance on how to specify, install and care for timber decking and cladding.

The Wood Shop Consultancy The Timber Consultancy division of The Wood Shop Ltd, provides Expert Witness services, timber condition surveys and consultancy for companies interested in pursuing FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody Certification.

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