Timber Trades Journal Online


Wood Protection Association joins CTI
17 October, 2017 The Confederation of the Timber Industries (CTI) Board has met and approved an application to join from the Wood Protection Association (WPA).
  • Timber trade gathers at Timber Expo
    Timber construction seminars, new product launches, a woodworking awards shortlist announcement and a UK/Belarus timber trade event were just some of the highlights taking place this week at Timber Expo.


From poacher to gamekeeper
20 September, 2017 Andrew Carpenter’s career began in the masonry sector but he now champions structural timber – and still has time to star in a musical or two. Sally Spencer reports
  • Agents never die
    Wood Technology Society board member Andrew True examines the role of timber agents in the timber trade
  • Price over patriotism
    Processors of British-grown timber are keen to take advantage of currency exchange rates and to invest in capacity and value adding. Sally Spencer reports
  • Timber expo gears up
    The UK’s largest construction show – UK Construction Week – featuring Timber Expo prepares to open its doors once again
  • Floor Trends
    Interior designers and colour specialists are setting the trends for 2018, but wood flooring will have a product to suit whatever fashion leads the way in the next 12 months


Scholars and Skills Builders
20 September, 2017 Never before has training, knowledge and skills building been more critical for the future of the timber industry, says Glennon Brothers joint managing director Mike Glennon
  • All eyes on off-site
    On the last day of August a report was released by the London Assembly which, because of its timing during the summer holidays, may have gone relatively unnoticed.
  • Geared up and ready to go
    Structural Timber Association chief executive Andrew Carpenter says the combination of market conditions, political will and housing need mean the potential for timber-based construction in the UK has rarely been better
  • EUTR remains important post-Brexit
    The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) wasn’t universally welcomed when introduced in 2013. Some in the trade saw it as unwarranted interference, a replication of the due diligence they already undertook to keep illegal wood out of their supply chains. The only difference, they said, was that it now came wrapped in Brussels red tape.
  • Building relationships
    The Trussed Rafter Association is moving forward with a progressive voice and building key relationships, says TRA chairman Jonathan Fellingham