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The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products.

TRADA is a company limited by guarantee and not-for-profit membership-based organisation. TRADA’s origins go back over 70 years, and its name is synonymous with independence and authority. Its position in the industry is unique with a diverse membership, which encompass companies and individuals from around the world and across the entire wood supply chain, from producers, merchants and manufacturers, to architects, engineers and end users.

TRADA aims to provide members with the highest quality information on timber and wood products to enable them to maximise the benefits that timber can provide. We seek to achieve this aim through active and ongoing programmes of information and research. Information is provided through the website, an extensive collection of printed materials and our training courses.