BM TRADA experts’ knowledge covers best practice principles, fault finding and diagnostic work on timber cladding and decking boards. They carry out in-situ cladding and decking inspections in a variety of locations.

Cladding and decking inspections and on-site surveys

BM TRADA undertakes cladding and decking inspections on a variety of installations for clients throughout the UK and abroad. These surveys are typically carried out on behalf of suppliers of the boards, installers or building owners where there is a concern about: 

  • The quality of the timber used in an installation
  • The quality of workmanship on-site
  • Excessive movement or distortion of boards
  • The discoloration of boards
  • The condition of cladding and decking and the timbers to which they are fixed.

Our expertise in the use of timber for these applications is demonstrated through our external timber cladding and timber decking publications.

Our timber team also carries out practical research to understand the causes of in-service discoloration of unfinished cladding and the most appropriate means of its removal and treatment to prevent its recurrence.