Timber Frame for Engineers training course

This one day course looks at the fundamentals of timber frame construction from an engineering perspective and should help engineers and designers involved in the industry to gain an in-depth understanding of how these systems work.

The day starts with an introduction to the concept of timber frame, identifying various components of construction, design detailing and best practice guidance on how these components should correctly merge to give a trouble free building.

The afternoon session builds on this with engineering input and design examples to support the concepts discussed.

Course content

Timber frame: 

  • Types of timber construction – timber frame, SIPs, engineered timber (CLT and GLT) 
  • Methods of construction – open panel, closed panel, volumetric 
  • System components/element build-ups – studs, rails, OSB, insulation, SIP etc 
  • Differential movement – what it is, issues with structural design 
  • Manufacture of elements – SE specifications for fixings, element sizes etc 
  • Connection details – methods of connecting and joining panels and other elements together

Timber engineering: 

  • Principles of timber engineering 
  • Guidance on standards (British and European) 
  • Timber and related materials, product characteristics 
  • Fasteners and connections, standards, guidance and pointers 
  • Design examples

You should attend this course if you are:

  • An engineer
  • A timber frame designer
  • An architect


Course prices

£305 + VAT (for courses in 2020)
£275 + VAT (TRADA members for courses in 2020)


Course dates

  • 18 May 2020 - BM TRADA, High Wycombe
  • 2 November 2020 - BM TRADA, High Wycombe


View our timber frame training brochure for more details of this and other timber frame training courses.