About this event

Delivered by the senior timber frame consultants who authored the popular publication Timber frame construction: designing for high performance 5th edition, this one-day course will provide delegates with a robust understanding of the design, construction and use of timber frame buildings.

Early bird price available until 15 July 2022.

Price includes:

  • Buffet lunch
  • Detailed course notes
  • Special discounts on BM TRADA publications

Benefits of Timber Frame Construction

For the designer, timber frame construction offers flexible planning, a variety of ways to achieve excellent energy efficiency, economic use of materials and a wide range of external finishes. Compared with masonry construction, timber frame is more accurate and the lower overall dead weight of the structure, particularly if lightweight cladding is used, may permit lighter foundations.

For the contractor, timber frame construction reduces site work and allows fast completion, due to prefabrication. The reduction or elimination of wet trades avoids the drying out time necessary with masonry construction and has the potential to reduce snagging.

For the occupant of the house, the high level of insulation possible can reduce the cost of heating. Comfortable room temperatures are quickly reached and economically maintained when the heating is on. Dry construction means that decoration can be carried out soon after completion of the building without risk of cracking and deterioration of finishes.

Course Content

This comprehensive one-day course covers:

  • industry overview
  • design for durability
  • building regulations
  • foundations
  • level thresholds
  • walls
  • air tightness
  • thermal bridging
  • party wall thermal bypass
  • fire safety
  • services and linings
  • acoustic performance
  • differential movement
  • cladding

This course is designed for:

  • architects
  • building contractors
  • developers
  • building inspectors
  • timber frame manufacturers
  • quantity surveyors
  • clerk of works

Your Tutors

Robin Lancashire, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA

Robin Lancashire, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA, has a long and distinguished career in promoting best practice in timber frame construction. Holding a BSc in Building and with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Robin was instrumental in developing BM TRADA’s frameCHECK service; his technical expertise has helped countless architects, main contractors, developers, housing associations, building control and warranty providers with impartial advice during design, construction and in use.

When he’s not providing professional advice, Robin delivers training on timber frame technology; represents BM TRADA on the Structural Timber Association’s Technical Committee; is a regular speaker at industry conferences; and contributes to trade journals.

Robin has co-authored several important books, including BM TRADA’s bestselling Timber frame construction: designing for high performance 5th edition, the acknowledged technical manual for the timber frame industry.

Lewis Taylor, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA

Lewis is a highly regarded member of BM TRADA’s Technical Timber division, a position he has held since 2007. Lewis leads some of the timber industry’s latest research results on timber moisture content, and consults regularly on thermal performance, thermal bridging, airtightness, low-energy design and acoustic control.

Most of Lewis’ professional work is carried out under BM TRADA’s frameCHECK service and includes a wide range of specialist functions to save clients money and time, from conducting independent quality inspections and condition surveys, to evaluating design details and investigating defects and their remedy.

Lewis speaks regularly at trade events and is co-author of several books, including BM TRADA’s bestselling technical manual Timber frame construction: designing for high performance 5th edition.

Other Dates

  • 1st December 2022 – Booking details to be released soon.

Course prices per delegate: £340 + VAT

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/timber-frame-construction-one-day-training-course-tickets-349656801907

Date And Time

08/09/2022 @ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


High Wycombe

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