On 4–6 October 2022, BM TRADA is exhibiting at Timber Expo during UK Construction Week at the NEC Birmingham. In its 10th year, Timber Expo has become the largest showcase event for wood in construction – making it a must-attend for professionals and industry members at an international scale.

Visit the BM TRADA Timber Hub on stand T240 for timber advice, an exclusive show discount on our publications, free timber resources, and to find out how we can help you.


BM TRADA Timber Helpdesk

Our team of timber experts have been running the timber technical helpline since 1994 and have answered thousands of your queries each year. During Timber Expo, we will be on hand on the BM TRADA Timber Helpdesk to answer all your timber-related questions with straightforward advice. Simply turn up or book a meeting in advance by emailing timberadvice@bmtrada.com.

We can assist with any project involving any aspect of timber.


Timber resources and publications

Browse the BM TRADA Bookshop during Timber Expo to access an exclusive show discount on our latest releases and timber bestsellers, including:

  • Designing timber structures: an introduction – the perfect textbook for fledging structural engineers;
  • Cross-laminated timber: design and performance – provides clear and helpful recommendations for architects, engineers and their clients; and
  • Structural timber elements: a pre-scheme design guide 2nd edition – particularly useful for engineers who have designed buildings out of steel and concrete, but have limited experience with timber.

At BM TRADA, we also have an extensive library of impartial timber information that has been carefully developed and maintained over decades. During Timber Expo, a selection of Wood Information Sheets, Case Studies and Research Summaries, covering all aspects of timber design and build, will be freely available to pick up from T240.


Timber talks

The moisture dynamics of cross-laminated timber

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 ∙ 10:15 – 11:00 BST ∙ CPD Hub

Lewis Taylor, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA, reviews the research he recently undertook in partnership with Stora Enso. The two-part project looked at both wetting risk during construction and drying rates within completed building assemblies. This talk summarises the recently published research summary on the project, which you can pick up for free during the session, and discusses potential methods for protecting CLT buildings during construction as well as guidance on effective methods of drying if panels do get wet.

What do the changes to Approved Document L mean for timber frame?

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 ∙ 12:00 – 12:45 BST ∙ CPD Hub

Lewis Taylor, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA, discusses the changes in Approved Document L – the further emphasis on continuity of insulation, improved air tightness and the reduction of thermal bridging – and where these changes pose challenges or offer opportunities for timber frame.

Modified woods for construction

Thursday, 6 October 2022 ∙ 11:00 – 11:45 BST ∙ CPD Hub

Dr Andy Pitman, Principal Technical Consultant, BM TRADA, provides a comprehensive overview of modified woods. This talk covers: the range of modified woods currently available on the UK market; the types of modified woods – thermally modified, chemically-modified, and resin-impregnated – and how each is manufactured; the properties that are improved – durability, dimensional stability and aesthetics – and any impacts; and how mechanical properties and interaction with fixings differ for modified woods.

Sign up now for your free ticket to Timber Expo


Join us at UK Construction Week on 4–6 October 2022