- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 11 Feb 2021
BRE (Building Research Establishment) is an independent, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, operating in the built environment and associated industries. A guide to the use of urban timber (FB 50) was written by Geoff Cooper and published by BRE on 31 July 2012.
The guide defines ‘rip sawing’ as ‘the sawing of a piece of timber along its length’.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- 11 things you didn't know about wood.
- A guide to the use of urban timber (FB 50).
- BRE articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Building Research Establishment.
- End racking.
- Physical Properties of Wood.
- The differences between hardwood and softwood.
- Timber sticker.
- Timber vs wood.
- Types of timber.
- Waney edged.
- Wood figure.
Featured articles and news
Can the profession use its skills to save the world from climate change?
How faulty science resulted in sanitation reform.
Improving facilities, accessibility and overall appearance.
Free download of TG 12/2021 available.
TESP works with The Youth Group to form skill sharing network.
Big tech collaborates on platform for the built environment.
Letter signed by 21 organisations sent to MHCLG.
A look at the Government's strategic approach.
Steps to help reduce the spread of infection inside buildings.
This social media-centred hobby can be both dangerous and illegal.
Millwork wall treatment with a long and illustrious history.
HSE introduces cumulative exposure calculator.
The Edwardians and their houses.
Cut off from civilian life for over 900 years.
Click the button to subscribe.