Hoppings are proud to support and be a part of a number of timber trade associations including the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA), Timber Research & Development Association (TRADA), Wood Preservation Association (WPA), and Wood for Good (WFG). The various parties have different expertise but all strive toward the common goal of encouraging the use of nature’s wonder product timber, in a sustainable manner.
Wood for Good
Wood for good is the UK’s wood promotion campaign. The Wood for Good campaign works on behalf of the whole timber industry in the UK. It aims to promote the suitability and sustainability of wood as a building material to the construction and logistics sectors and associated professionals such as architects and design engineers.
Timber Trade Federation
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is at the centre of the UK’s timber industry with an impressive reputation. All members of the TTF have had to satisfy strict criteria before joining and can help solve any timber related issue you may have. Only those applicants that meet the TTF’s high standards are approved for membership. Once a company is approved for membership they have to observe the obligations contained in the TTF Code of Conduct.
The products offered by our members cover the entire range of timber-related activity, including softwoods, hardwoods and panel products. All these adhere strictly to current European Standards and Codes of Practice.. Any company buying from a member company of the TTF does so in the knowledge that they are dealing with a company committed to its products, the environment and to an exceptional standard of service.
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 80 years and its name is synonymous with independence and authority. Its position in the industry is unique with a diverse membership encompassing 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.
We aim 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 on-going programmes of information, promotion and research. Information is provided through this website, an extensive collection of printed materials and our training courses.
The WPA (Wood Protection Association) is a technical and advisory organisation dedicated to improving the performance and value of wood as a sustainable construction material.
Our aim is to guide specifiers and designers to make the right choices for wood on resistance to decay, insects and fire. The technologies described involve factory treatment of wood and panel products prior to installation. The level of protection is tailored precisely to the application for which wood is to be used.
The Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) is an independent organisation. We are a technical and advisory body that operates on a not for profit basis. We provide decking advice including guidance on how to correctly specify and install timber decking and timber decking care and maintenance. The organisation also has a cladding sector. This website is all about timber decking. If you are interested in timber cladding please visit Timber Cladding Home.