Coed Cymru successfully delivered two 5 day training and examination courses ‘BS 4978 Visual Strength Grading of Softwood’ in Tregynon, Powys in 2015. Further courses are planned for 2016.

Timber in construction needs to be strength graded for structural use. To expand the Welsh timber product ranges and upskill local businesses and sawmills, Coed Cymru worked with BMTRADA to deliver two 5 day training and examination courses ‘BS 4978 Visual Strength Grading of Softwood’ in Tregynon, Powys . 18 delegates from 12 businesses successfully took part.

An unexpected but great result from the courses was the networking that took place – logs, sawn timber and machinery have been traded and new links and contacts made.

Further courses are planned for 2016, for more information contact –

Tabitha Binding