BM TRADA timber experts offer independent timber inspection, timber surveys and timber consultancy in a wide variety of industrial and residential applications.

Our experts have a long history and wealth of experience in the timber industry. 

We provide a range of timber technical services, ranging from design to completion of a project, along with services such as timber conditional and structural surveys, expert witness, timber identification, in-situ visual strength grading, timber frame consultancy and railway infrastructure inspection.

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Bespoke Timber Solutions

Find out more about the specification and performance of timber in a wide variety of applications.

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Design Detail Evaluation

Independent advice and guidance on how best to detail and specify timber in a variety of applications.

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In Situ Visual Strength Grading

Our timber experts provide indicative visual strength grading of softwoods and hardwoods in situ to provide the appropriate strength class.

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Joinery

We provide joinery inspection which includes and verification of design detailing, construction and installation of internal and external joinery, i.e. cladding, doors, windows, flooring, skirting etc.

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Timber and Insect Identification

Our experts have knowledge in timber species and wood boring insect identification in all types of timber and timber-based products

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Timber Cladding and Decking Inspections

Our service covers fault finding and diagnostic work on timber cladding and decking boards in a variety of locations.

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Timber Condition and Structural Surveys

Our experts offer a range of specialist independent condition and structural surveys of timber components in new and existing structures.

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Timber Condition Surveys for Rail

Condition and strength survey for the rail industry.

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Timber Engineering

Checking design calculations, assisting with product development and inspecting new and existing buildings.

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Timber Expert Witness

We offer an expert witness service for all disputes involving timber and wood-based products.

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Timber Frame Consultancy

frameCHECK - independent third-party consultancy on the design and build quality of timber.

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Timber Species Verification

Timber species verification provides a useful due diligence system to meet the European Timber Regulations.

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Wood Coatings

Our experts have a wealth of experience in diagnostic work determining the causes of coating failures and wood decay on exterior joinery including cladding.

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Wood Flooring

Diagnostic work on performance, aesthetic and structural issues of timber flooring in domestic, industrial and residential applications.

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