More than 3000 of you signed up for our online learning series in 2021. We are now delighted to announce that several 2022 dates have been added to the Fundamentals of Timber program, during which we will cover durability and preservation; quality of timber; and paints and coatings.


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


After registering below, all paying attendees will receive a follow-up email with a payment link. This is a manual process and may take up to 48 hours to process.


Book to attend the 3-part series now