Timber Trades Journal Online
The UK softwood market spluttered through May. Intermittent demand combined with late shipping arrivals compounded the effect on importers trying to move volume, but sharply increased selling prices compensated for any downturn in cubic metres invoiced.Read more
Scotframe has launched a permanent showroom and sales office at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, as it targets a larger share of the English self-build housing market.Read more
Around 140 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) members were urged about the need to create a wood culture in the UK at the federation’s annual Members Day.
TTF activities highlighted at AGM
The Timber Trade Federation will continue to drive and grow a profitable industry and to promote its members as suppliers of “timber you can trust”, delegates at the organisation’s June 14 annual general meeting were told.
Riding re-elected as UKFPA president
Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills Ltd has been re-elected as president of the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA).
Compsite Prime helps reduce plastic waste
Composite Prime says its wood/plastic decking saves the equivalent of 10 million plastic bottles every six months going to landfill.
Pasquill wins environment award
UK roof truss giant Pasquill has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award.
2017 saw a rise in UK imports of US tulipwood and red oak, and completion of several American hardwood showcase construction projects. Mike Jeffree reports
Wood in water: The ultimate challenge
Gervais Sawyer looks at some of the challenges timber faces when in water.
Boards prove buoyant
Wood-based panels manufacturers are working hard to keep up with growing demand. Sally Spencer reports.
MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard is a long-term supporter of the TTJ Awards and is this year’s Headline Sponsor. Stephen Powney talks to W Howard group executive chairman Jonathan Grant
Price volatility set to continue
Fencing hits its peak season and tightness in log supply is causing headaches for pallet manufacturers. Sally Spencer reports
There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
On the front page of this issue is one of the most striking recent applications of timber I can remember. It is in the City of London at the new HQ of Bloomberg and was designed by renowned architects Foster and Partners.
Greenpeace signals new direction on certification
When Greenpeace International became one of the founding members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) back in 1993 it was a landmark moment.
Timber trades count down to the GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation has major implications for business, says Matthew Mahony, British Woodworking Federation policy and communications executive