References for the structural repair of wood

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TRADA References (Timber Research and Development Association)

Current DETR Projects - PIF 156 and PIF 158

‘Restoration of European Timber Structures Using Fibre Composites and Adhesive Systems’

C. Mettem, CRAFT Application.

‘Adhesive Systems for Timber Structures - Performance Classification and Code User Selection Guidance’ Oxford Brooks University, DETR Funded

‘Resin-bonded Repair Systems for Structural Timber’, 1995

‘Resin Repairs to Timber Structures: Guidance and Selection’ by C. J. Mettem and M. Milner

'Volume 2 - Design Examples to Eurocode 5' - R1-R3 2000

Large structural repair to a Tie Beam

Large repair to a structural Tie Beam - note the original strap reinstated.

The Structural Engineer - recent Articles and Papers

‘Timber Repair’ - Journal 75, No.19, 7th October 1997, pA16

‘Replacement of Decayed Beam Ends with Epoxy Bonded Timber Composite’ - Journal 78, No.15, 1st August 2000.

Research Bodies - the following are involved in current related research projects;

    1. Lamelle Colle Centre Ouest, Naintre, France
    2. LRBB, Bordeaux, France
    3. Laboratoire de Fiabilite Mechanique, University of Metz, France
    4. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Bath, England.
    5. Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa, Portugal.
    6. TRADA Technology, High Wycombe, England.
    7. Centre Techniques du Bois et de l’Ameublement, Bordeaux, France.
    8. Instituto per la Ricerca sul, Legno, Florence, Italy.
    9. Department of Architecture, University of Huddersfield, England.
    10. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England.
    11. University of Cranfield, Cranfield, England.
    12. Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Technical Web Sites - how to repair timber beams - epoxy resins and bars for repairing structural and decorative timbers - all your questions and our answers about woodworm treatment DIY

Heritage and Conservation repair Sites - a few examples

A large historical joinery repair to the Vimto sculptureUnusual Pizza Hut imported from  the USA - Glulams damaged by wet rotPannier Market Cupola resin repaired by Isca Preservation

Vimto Bottle and Fruits - resin repaired. Pizza Hut Glulam Beams repaired using Structural Epoxy. Pannier Market Cupola legs resin repaired.

The Darlington Hotel, Wadebridge

The Bell Inn, Brixham

White Horse House, Binton, Stratford on Avon

Stretton Sugwas Church - Worcester

Sherbourne School - Sherbourne, Dorset

Christow Church - Christow, Exeter, Devon

Millbridge Cottages - Gloucester (Department of Transport)

Reykjavik Cathedral - Iceland

Dartmouth Castle - Dartmouth, Devon (English Heritage)

Historic Scotland -

Taymouth Castle

Glasgow University

Grennock Town Hall

St Giles Cathedral (Borons)

National Trust HQ (Borons)

For further examples and Case Studies please contact David Moore on 01626 872886 or request our CD ROM.

Bindon House - Dry Rot affected Tie Beams repaired by Exe Terminators

Bindon House, Tie Beam Repairs

Further Sites where resin repair techniques have been use

Hardwick Hall, Concrete Beam Repair, Terry Girdler

Leeds Castle, many years of works

Mulcheney Abbey, Wiltshire

Hampton Court, stairways and beams

Windsor Castle, in the 1980’s

Tower of London, in 1976

CADW - (Welsh Equivalent to English Heritage)

Plas Mawr, with Linford Bridgeman

Monmouth Castle

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Technical Help

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David Moore, B.A. (Hons.), C.T.I.S., C.R.D.S. Technical Author


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