Architect Resources

Our Guides

  We produce a range of resources for builders and also for architects. We are also a member of  the Confederation of Timber Industries, whose partners also publish resources specific to their sectors.  You will find a selection below.

CTI: How the Timber Industries can solve the housing crisis

Wood. The right climate for
change

Timber Treatment
Guides

Guidance notes: timber and flame retardant treatments

TimberWorks
Case Studies

Wood for Good Lifecycle Database

Timber & species guides

These guides will provide you with a greater understanding and knowledge of different types of timber species and their capabilities.

A guide to grades of
British hardwoods

Commercial Malaysian Timbers
Guide

Properties of Popular Malaysian Timbers Guide

AHEC’s Sustainable
American Hardwoods Guide

Glulam
Guide

LVL
Handbook

Solid Timber Manual 2.0
Introduction 

PUBLICATIONS

We work with other trade federations so produce information and resources for their members.  Click on the links below.

Wood:
Building the bioeconomy

100 Projects
UK CLT 

Interior: Contemporary
Design Inspiration

Resources from our CTI partners

BWF’s Design Guide
Timber Stairs

STA: TIMBER FRAME
GUIDE 4

STA: TIMBER FRAME
CONSTRUCTION GUIDE

videos

An introduction to Swedish Wood

Swedish wood and climate change

External Resources

Resources from external organisations to provide readers with greater knowledge and understanding of timber and timber products.

Environmental Products Declaration (EDP) –
An Introduction

Environmental Products Declarations (EPD) –
How to use

Environmental Products Declarations (EPD) –
Where to find

An Introduction to Breathability

Timber & Fire Resources

Fire is a critical issue in the timber industry, this section provides clear guidance and understanding of the fire treatment terms, specification and assuring quality in the flame retardant treated wood supply chain classification.

FR GUIDES

CTI Firehub