BM TRADA provides expert witness services for disputes in the timber and construction industry. With over 75 years in the industry our technical consultants are highly experienced and have a wide range of skills and knowledge in all aspects of timber, both in the UK and around the world.
Our technical consultants are experienced in inspecting all varieties of timber buildings and structures and investigating the quality of timber joinery and items such as tools, ladders, scaffold boards etc. The findings from site inspections can be supported by analysis in our purpose-built laboratories. Smaller items can be transported directly to our facilities for investigation, eliminating the need for a site inspection.
BM TRADA offers support in legal actions for solicitors and their clients, investigations of claims for insurers and loss adjusters and provides technical expertise to Trading Standards authorities.
We can, for example, identify defects present in timber and wood-based panel products, undertake strength testing of timber components and systems, identify species of timber, fungi or insects and investigate failures of preservative treatments, coatings and finishes.
All of our investigations are supported by authoritative expert witness reports.