Publications

We have a number of publications available to download FREE or buy online and these are listed below.

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Professional Designers Manual

The Timber Decking Manual. Guidance for architects and designers on the specification of decks for both domestic and commercial situations including extensive appendix of timber strength grades and span tables. It costs £34.00 including postage in the UK. £37.00 for delivery to Europe and Republic of Ireland. All other destinations £44.00.
£34.00 (UK) / £37.00 (Europe/ROI) / £44.00 (outside Europe)
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TIMBER DECKING - A Builders Guide

An 8 page brochure outlining the key principles of deck design and installation the TDCA way.

Download a FREE copy by clicking on this link Timber Decking Builders Guide.

FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Code of Practice TDA/RD 0801

Raised timber decks for new homes – desired service life 60 years to meet the quality and performance requirements of NHBC standards.
To download a free copy click on this link 60 year raised timber decking COP.

FREE TO DOWNLOAD or order a hard copy for £3.00

How to keep your deck looking good

TDCA guidance on how to rejuvenate a timber deck and keep it in tip top condition.

To download a FREE copy click on this link Timber decking maintenance .
FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Statutory Requirements -TDA Technical Bulletin (TB02)

A summary of planning and building regulations requirements.
To download a free copy click on this link Timber decking planning permission.
FREE TO DOWNLOAD or order a hard copy for £1.00

Deck Parapet Design and Construction (TB04)

Where parapets act as safety barriers they should meet the requirements of building regulations. This technical bulletin is a supplement to the Timber Decking Manual and provides detailed design guidance and specifications.
£5.00

Metal Fixings - TDA Technical Bulletin (TB08)

Guidance on selecting and using metal fixings and connectors.
To download a free copy click on this link Metal fixings for timber decking.
FREE TO DOWNLOAD or order a hard copy for £3.00
 

BUILDING A TIMBER SUBSTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT Wood Plastic Composite Deck Boards

An 8 page brochure providing guidance on what to consider when building a timber substructure for wood plastic composite deck boards, sometimes referred to as WPC or Wood Composite.

Download a FREE copy by clicking on this link Timber Substructure Guide.
FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Decking Essentials

From planning to maintenance, you’ll find the essential information you need here.

Knowledge Bank

A bank of information, publications and access to the Wood Campus educational resource.

Decking in 90 Seconds

Click below to view an informative video that gives a great overview of timber decking.

Suppliers

To find TDCA approved installers and products click below.