Builders 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.

Wood. Good for Business, Naturally Leaflet

Master Builder Magazine: August-September 2020

Buyers Guide: Preservative Treated Wood

Panel Guide V4

TimberWorks Case Studies

PUBLICATIONS

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

Responsible Timber Sourcing Report

Read the FMB’s Builders Blogs

Guidance on Plywood Standards

Understanding Use Class 4

Understanding Use Class 3

Understanding Use Class 2

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

LVL
HANDBOOK

Solid Timber Manual 2.0
Introduction

Resources from our CTI partners

Interior: Contemporary
Design Inspiration

STA: TIMBER FRAME
GUIDE 4

BWF’s Design Guide
Timber Stairs

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