TDCA, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association, is a non-profit organisation acting as a technical and advisory body for the UK timber decking and timber cladding industries.
As a recognised and reliable source of expert opinion in the UK, TDCA can assist both large commercial contractors and individuals undertaking residential projects, advising on areas such as the correct specification of materials, installation guidance, and ongoing care and maintenance of timber decking and timber cladding.
At the organisation’s heart is the mission to ensure that all decking and cladding installations conform to appropriate standards. Its membership base is made up of likeminded companies and individuals with a passion for quality, high standards of service, and exceeding performance expectations.
For this reason, TDCA only welcomes companies that can demonstrate this commitment to excellence, guaranteeing that choosing a TDCA approved supplier will give you a long-lasting, professional result.
While the TDCA develops an ever-growing list of approved suppliers and installers, the organisation operates the DeckMark and CladMark quality schemes, which demonstrate the high quality and longevity of the materials that have been approved, or the high standards of the installer that has been accredited.
Both the DeckMark and CladMark schemes require a full audit and assessment of the business in question, prior to any accreditation being awarded followed by annual surveillance audits thereafter. Businesses which do not meet the standards are then advised on how they can improve to achieve the accreditation in the future.
In addition, the TDCA can offer a number of expert services to help resolve difficulties with timber decking and cladding projects. Ideal for home owners, architects, surveyors, structural engineers and other organisations, the TDCA’s work can include assessing the structural integrity and construction techniques of existing decks, general condition surveys and maintenance reviews, assessing material faults and causes, and advising on correct material specification.
This is all underpinned by the TDCA website, which acts as an in depth information resource for anything to do with timber decking and timber cladding. The organisation offers numerous technical and guidance publications, many of which are freely available to registered users of the website. There is also a gallery to provide inspiration for new projects, and an FAQs section to help with common queries.
Whatever the size of your timber decking or cladding project, the TDCA has plenty of expert information available. Whether you’re looking for design, specification, product selection, installation or maintenance, the TDCA has everything you need.
If you would like to find out more information on becoming a member of the TDCA, or find an approved supplier through the website, see the details below to get in touch.