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Timber as a Building Material
TYPE Online Curriculum
DURATION 8 hours
PRICE £125.00
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Timber as a Building Material


This series of 6 modules covers the use of timber in residential construction.

Covering timber frame and other methods of timber construction, roofing, joinery and timber components, you will have a solid base understanding of the subject. Each module includes a Knowledge Check to test understanding.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

The programme includes a variety of learning resources: online learning modules, required reading and a number of learning activities and tasks. The online modules and the final assessment are marked online and if you achieve the required mastery score you will have passed the course and you will be able to download and print off your certificate.

You will benefit most if you work through the modules one at a time, complete the e-learning modules, read the handouts, complete the learning activities and finally discuss the practical elements with your line manager or more experienced colleagues.

 

This programme is sponsored by Wood Campus and the Timber Trade Federation.

Module 1 - Introduction to Timber

Key Topics
  • How to build with wood
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Performance of wood in fire
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Introduction to Timber Timber is a perfect product for today’s environmentally-conscious world: naturally renewable, low carbon, beautiful, durable and easy to use. This section covers sustainably-managed forests, sustainable sources of timber, certification, harvesting and the make up of a tree’s structure.

Required Reading:
Timber Trade Topics: Sourcing Sustainable Timber
Timber Trade Topics: Timber Species
Sawmill Products

Learning Activity 1:
Worksheet 1
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Timber as a Building Material

This module looks at timber as a building material and explores the attributes that make it an essential component of 21st century Design and Build. W...

30 minutes

Module 2 - Building with Timber

Key Topics
  • Timber Frame
  • CLT
  • Engineered Timber
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Building with Timber Wood is a beautiful, yet practical building material and is used in many ways in the construction industry. This module explores how wood can be used in the structure of a building, either as a timber frame or as structural panels.

Required Reading:
Timber Trade Topics: Engineered Wood

Learning Activity 2:
Worksheet 2
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Building with Timber

This module looks at the different types of construction method and the materials available when building with timber. It covers timber frame, Cross L...

50 minutes

Module 3 - Roofing

Key Topics
  • Roof Structures
  • Pitched Roofs
  • Flat Roofs
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Roofing Irrespective of whether the main structure of the house is brick, block or timber, nearly all roofs have a timber structure. Timber is ideal for roofing because it is strong, light and if properly treated very durable. There are buildings still in use today that were built with a timber roof over 600 years ago!

Required Reading:
Timber Trade Topics: Roof Battens
Timber Trade Topics: Converting the Loft

Learning Activity 3:
Worksheet 3
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Roofing

This module takes you through the functions of a roof. It will break down the structure of a traditional pitched roof and flat roof, detailing the maj...

20 minutes

Module 4 - Internal Timber and Carcassing

Key Topics
  • Joists and Flooring
  • Carcassing Timber
  • Sheet Materials
  • Mouldings
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Internal Timber and Carcassing Internal timber and carcassing makes up a great proportion of the daily sales of a timber or general merchant. It comprises everything from floor joists to dado rails, in this module you'll learn about some of the more common products and what some of the common terminology means.

Required Reading:
Timber Trade Topics: Span Tables

Learning Activity 4:
Worksheet 4
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Internal Timber and Carcassing

This module takes you through the various internal timber and carcassing components that make up a typical residential building, including joists and ...

40 minutes

Module 5 - Joinery

Key Topics
  • Windows
  • Doors and Doorsets
  • Fire Doors
  • Stairs
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Joinery Joinery is a generic phrase that describes timber items that are fitted in a building but do not generally make up the structural elements. It includes windows, doors and staircases and in some cases profiles and mouldings.

Required Reading:
Timber Trade Topics: Wood Windows
Timber Trade Topics: Fire Doors and Doorsets

Learning Activity 5:
Worksheet 5

We'll start with a short video that describes a few of the internal timber products stocked by a typical Builders' Merchant.

(Click the image to go to the video)

Wood Campus TV Joinery

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Joinery

This module looks at the main joinery components of a typical residential build; windows, doors, fire doors and stairs.

LEARNING ACTIVITY

40 minutes

Module 6 - Components for Timber Construction

Key Topics
  • Fasteners
  • Connectors
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Components for Timber COnstruction The most careful design and build can be compromised by a poor choice or application of fixings and construction components. Conversely, correct use can significantly extend the service life of timber products.

Required Reading:
Timber Trade Topics: Fixings

Learning Activity 6:
Worksheet 6
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Components for Timber Construction

This module demonstrates the additional components used in timber construction and internal works, including fixings and timber treatments.

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20 minutes

Final Assessment

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Final Assessment

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