Dispelling common decking and cladding misconceptions

As a technical advisory service, the TDCA receives enquiries daily. But too often we get asked the same questions that are fundamental to both timber decking and cladding. We’re working hard to address them and provide resolution to common misconceptions by providing free resources on our website as well as on-hand guidance.

As well as our popular Timber Decking and Cladding Handbooks, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of our website has a host of solutions to common issues – and if you can’t find the answers there then you can get in touch. Whenever we receive and deal with a new enquiry, if the subject is not already covered on our site, we create a new FAQ.

If you’re after a particular fixing, coating or timber component look no further than our Supplier database of DeckMark and CladMark approved products and suppliers. Similarly, we have a growing number of approved installers too. In addition to our bespoke sourcing service, we offer inspection and expert witness services if things have gone wrong with your decking or cladding project.

The Timber Decking and Cladding Association is a not-for-profit company and the money generated from membership fees and inspection services goes towards its work to raise awareness of fit-for-purpose materials and installation good practice.

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