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Landscape Show 2022

Wednesday, May 04, 2022;
The TDCA are pleased to partner once more with LANDSCAPE – where visitors can discover a wealth of relevant products and services.
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Southside Hereford University Design Challenge 2022

Friday, December 03, 2021;
TDCA are proud sponsors of a competition for built environment students to create a 'net-zero' housing community using timber systems.
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Marley launches decking specification guide

Friday, April 01, 2022;
As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting architects and specifiers, Marley has launched its new Decking Specification Guide
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Change in Use Class recommendation for Deck Substructures

Tuesday, August 17, 2021;
For the fencing, garden and landscaping sector, an educational campaign in partnership with the Wood Protection Association and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is focussing on promoting the use of the term Use Class 4 for treated wood used in contact with or close to the ground.
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Why it’s important to employ a deck installer who knows what they’re doing

Friday, July 16, 2021;
Choosing the wrong installer can prove costly and traumatic. Get in touch with the TDCA to find a DeckMark accredited Installer near you.
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Is my grooved timber decking upside down?

Friday, April 16, 2021;
According to a recent post on Instagram which went viral, "Britain’s have been installing their grooved deck boards completely the wrong way up for decades as the grooves should be fitted face down – to let air circulate underneat…
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The facts about rats and decking

Tuesday, January 05, 2021;
Have you seen a rat in your garden lately? Mr & Mrs Ratty will have at some point visited your garden sanctuary – whether you have decking or not. We enlisted the help of pest expert – Mark Robinson from the Pestforce network to address this and other tricky rat-based questions.
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Collaboration of technologies provides new cladding product

Sunday, December 20, 2020;
An innovative cladding product from TDCA member James Latham, combines the best in modified wood, timber engineering and surface protection.
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Boardwalks really shouldn't be covered in chicken wire!

Friday, September 18, 2020;
Chicken wire across the surface of your decking or boardwalk is a sure way to shorten its service life and potentially cause an accident.
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Grooved deck boards or smooth deck boards - which are best?

Monday, August 03, 2020;
It’s a question we are asked regularly; which are best grooved or smooth deck boards? The answer may be easier ...
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Why Good Photography Matters - Peter Wilson

Wednesday, July 22, 2020;
When Peter Wilson judged our calendar photography competition last year, he remarked on the quality of some of the images and agreed with us that showcasing products in end-use applications is a real asset when suppliers are trying to target a…
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TDCA support UK Timber Industry campaign

Monday, July 13, 2020;
Using wood from sustainably-managed forests instead of other materials is a good way to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions.
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COVID-19: TDCA remains open for advice and support

Friday, March 20, 2020;
These are unsettling times. Many businesses are struggling to remain open amid the pandemic and the ensuing precautionary measures that everyone must put in place. With this in mind, many of our suppliers are offering services with con…
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A high percentage of outdoor wood problems "feature wrong fixings" says TDCA

Tuesday, August 14, 2018;
When a timber decking or cladding project does not go to plan, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association experts often get called to review the issue, mediate between parties and advise on the best resolution. From this specialist work, the association states that fixings problems are often at play; a simple issue that can be costly to rectify.
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How timber decking can help deliver sustainable drainage

Thursday, February 16, 2017;
See how, as a voided surface, decking can play a valuable role in helping to better manage rainwater.
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