Intent on driving high standards across the industry, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) has recently launched a comprehensive new information website that will support its members in addition to better informing specifiers, developers and contractors.
The only independently run timber decking and cladding resource in the UK, the TDCA is a non-profit organisation that operates to help drive the market forward; informing and advising users whilst allowing manufacturers and suppliers with high quality products to benefit from two well-regarded accreditation schemes – DeckMark and CladMark.
The new website boasts a comprehensive approved supplier search facility, enabling users to drill down into very specific categories to identify suitable suppliers. In depth information regarding timber decking and cladding, case studies, informative publications (free and paid for), a gallery and frequently asked questions all help to enhance this important online resource.
Membership of the Association comes from all aspects of the supply chain with members including Hoppings Softwood Products, Silva Timber, Arnold Laver, Howarth Timber and Smart Cladding Supplies. In total, there are currently 54 members plus 83 Approved Retailers.
Adam Pulfer, Group Marketing, Development & Technical Director at Hoppings, comments: “Membership of the TDCA is valuable to our business. CladMark and DeckMark accreditation helps to elevate our product range in a competitive market, whilst the TDCA offers us a reputable platform to showcase our company credentials. The knowledge and experience of the directors and specialists amongst the TDCA ensures that technical support is always on-hand if required.”
In a fragmented market, the Association can offer those that use timber decking and cladding peace of mind that they are choosing the right quality and specification of materials to successfully undertake any project, whether residential or commercial. Furthermore, if problems arise, the TDCA can provide an invaluable Expert Witness / Inspection Service to help resolve disputes.
Janet Sycamore, Head of Operations at the TDCA, says: “The new website is part of an ongoing strategy to help our members, small and large, achieve the best possible visibility for their products and services, backed by the solid reputation of the TDCA. We are dealing with enquiries from specifiers, developers and contractors week in, week out and this work really helps to drive up standards in the marketplace and ensure that where timber decking and cladding is concerned, more high quality and correctly specified products are being chosen across the UK.”
To view the new TDCA website visit www.tdca.org.uk