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.

Construction Timber Update: Winter 2020

Builders
Leaflet

TTF Cladding
Handbook

TimberWorks
Case Studies

Preservative Treatment Guides

 In collaboration with the Wood Protection Association (WPA), we have produced guidance notes to help you know the difference between each Use Classes and why we need them.

Buyer’s Guide
Preservative timber

Understanding
Use Class 2

Understanding
Use Class 3

Understanding
Use Class 4

Preservative Treatment Leaflet

Social cards

 

Share these social cards across social media, on your website, and with your colleagues to help set the standard for builders using preservative treated timber.

Use Class 2
Social Card

Use Class 3
Social Card

Use Class 4
Social Card

Use Class
Quiz

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

Panel Guide V4

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