Timber Trades Journal Online


Minister to speak at CTI conference
28 April, 2016 UK government minister Nick Boles is to be the keynote speaker at the Confederation of Timber Industries’ (CTI) inaugural conference in October.
  • James Jones acquires TWP Packaging
    UK sawmiller James Jones & Sons Ltd has announced the acquisition of Gateshead-based wooden pallet and packing case manufacturer TWP Packaging.


Hardwood with heart
24 November, 2015 The timber trade inspires heartfelt commitment and strongly held views, and none more so than in the case of CP Timber founder Chris Powell, as Mike Jeffree discovered talking to him about life and work
  • Cutting edge innovation
    The latest EXCALIBUR R incising technology from Tweddle Engineering recently won the Product Innovation category at this year’s TTJ Awards. Derek Tweddle, MD of the company, investigates the background to this market focused development
  • A taste for timber
    A new kitchen can range from a few hundred to many thousands of pounds but whatever the price range, timber products are the main ingredients. Sally Spencer reports
  • LVL giant on line
    STEICO’s new LVL line is up and running. Keren Fallwell reports from the factory in Poland
  • Supply and demand
    Manufacturers and distributors are key players in the kitchen sector and eager to capture more business.


Pallets and panels
25 November, 2015 It’s been a case of pallets and panels just recently, as several important annual events in these sectors take place in the UK and Ireland.
  • FSC UK fired by the global green goal
    In its first 20 years, FSC UK has played a key role in taking environmental certification from an optional extra to a must have for much of the country’s timber sector. Fired by support from the industry and being part of a global body united in the aim of maintaining the world’s forest, executive director Rosie Teasdale says it will build on this achievement in its next two decades
  • That was the Grown in Britain Week, that was!
    The media attention was greater than ever and there was wider timber sector participation. Chief executive Dougal Driver said this year’s Grown in Britain week was the best to date, setting the initiative up for even greater things in the years ahead
  • A plan comes together
    “I love it when a plan comes together”. So goes the often quoted line from a certain 1980s TV show.
  • Forestry testament of youth
    In September the World Forestry Congress in Durban was addressed on environment, forestry and timber issues by three winners of a competition for young speakers from tropical timber supplier countries. One was Charles Batte, 28, a Ugandan medical doctor and founder of Tree Adoption Uganda, a youth-led social enterprise for reforestation, and its TreeCapital Programme. This is based on his presentation.


Xylexpo 2016
24 May 2016 - 28 May 2016 A biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry suppliers