11 January 2022 · 12:00–13:00 GMT

Durability and preservation with Lewis Taylor, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA

  • Natural durability to fungi, insects and marine borers
  • Types of insect and marine borers
  • Natural durability classes and service life
  • Wood preservation - when to specific and how
  • How the length of desired service life is achieved

26 January 2022 · 12:00–13:00 GMT

Quality of timber with Phil O’Leary, Technical Manager, BM TRADA

  • What do we mean by 'Quality of timber'?
  • Difference between appearance grade, visual and strength grading
  • Features assessed for grading purposes and how to measure them
  • General principle of grading rules. Explanation of commercial grading rules
  • Strength grading and strength classes

8 February 2022 · 12:00–13:00 GMT

Paints and coatings for timber with Peter Kaczmar, Senior Consultant, BM TRADA

  • The need for coatings
  • Weathering of timber
  • Types of coatings - Paints, varnishes, stains, floor and deck finishes
  • Common faults and how to avoid them


TRADA members: Free

Non-members: £90 +VAT for the 3-part series

Students at member universities: Free

Students at non-member universities: £45 +VAT for the 3-part series

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