Nick Clifford is a senior technical consultant in BM TRADA’s timber consultancy team.

He has over twenty years’ experience of providing clear, concise, high-quality advice on timber-related issues to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, conservation bodies and public clients. 

A qualified visual strength grader for timber, Nick carries out independent condition surveys and inspections, diagnoses defects and writes expert witness reports.

His areas of expertise include assessing the condition of timber structures, flooring, cladding and decking. That specialist knowledge extends to species identification, fungal decay, insect damage and wood preservation. 

Nick teaches visual strength grading and is a regular public speaker on timber-related subjects.