TTF joins forces with Timber Decking and Cladding Association

4 December 2019

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has stepped up its efforts to create a unified voice across the timber sectors by signing a partnership agreement with the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA).

The move is aimed at strengthening the market for timber cladding and decking.  

The partnership will focus on specifier and buyer education to raise awareness and confidence in the timber cladding and decking sectors. 

Both organisations already have existing agreements with the Wood Protection Association (WPA) so the new collaboration is designed to create a “strong triumvirate” working on behalf of the timber trade.

The partnership will work similarly to the agreement currently in place between TDCA and the WPA. The three bodies will work together on projects of mutual interest whilst still maintaining their individual identities and operating as independent trade bodies. 

The move aligns with TTF’s plans to focus on market-facing educational activities. A series of TTF working groups are looking in depth at cladding, flooring and engineered wood.

"Our directors were strongly in favour of a strategic alliance with the TTF, recognising the benefits of expanding the reach of TDCA to a wider audience,” said Janet Sycamore, TDCA Director of Operations.

David Hopkins, TTF Managing Director, said the TDCA partnership brings significant benefits and widening opportunities to TTF, the WPA and their respective members. “The knowledgeable and experienced TDCA team can provide the resources to achieve TTF’s current objectives on both cladding and decking,” he added.

The TDCA’s Janet Sycamore and the TTF’s David Hopkins