Timber Trades Journal Online
BSW Group, the UK’s largest forestry and sawmilling business, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless LLP as part of a multi-level growth plan for the company.Read more
The new, fully operational line will see the Timber Systems Division of James Jones and Sons Ltd double its I-Joist production capacity to 20 million lineal metres and claiming to have “The largest, fastest and most efficient I-Joist line in Europe.”Read more
New measures to improve building safety standards announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick include a consultation process to evaluate banning combustible materials ‘in and on’ exterior walls lower than the previous 18m threshold.Read more
The masterclass hosted by Quiet Mark focused on the effects of noise on health – and its impact on construction – took place at London’s Business Design Centre featuring a series of TED-style talks given by experts.
Patents granted for Qwood composite bead
Oldham based Quantum Profile Systems Ltd has been granted patents for its Qwood 8mm clip-in parting bead and 20mm clip-in staff bead for sash windows.
Louise Polston to chair BMF London & South East Region
Louise Polston, commercial director of Alsford Timber, is to chair the BMF's London & South East Region. Louise, who will be formally elected to the role at the Region’s next meeting in June, is the first woman to hold this position.
Binderholz hosts mass timber seminar
Around 120 architects and specifiers attended a seminar on mass timber solutions at the Austrian Embassy in London on February 20.
Södra builds biomethanol plant to utilise forest biomass
Södra has built the world’s first plant for commercial biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest biomass, at Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden. The first delivery will go to Emmelev to use in its biodiesel production.
The biennial Dach+Holz International exhibition was bigger and better than ever, say the organisers. Sally Spencer reports
View from the top
TTJ spoke to Marley quality manager for JB Red, Jenni Forest and SR Timber trading director Shaun Revill about the current market for roof battens
DTE’s new managing director Luke Roberts talks to Sally Spencer about his career to date and his ambitions for the roof truss specialist
The TRA in 2020
After three years of political wrangling could 2020 be the year when Brexit is knocked off centre stage and other important issues such as housing and the climate crisis can be tackled? Nick Boulton, chief executive of the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) shares his thoughts
New year, new price trend
Mild winter weather in the Baltics has impacted harvesting rates, with talk of shortages to come. Against this background, importers and sawmillers are now expecting price rises following a year of price carnage for volume structural softwood. Stephen Powney reports
Source of timber origin is a key consideration in grading and machine and visual grading standards are being revised to take this more precisely into account. Dan Ridley-Ellis head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University reports
Seeing the wood from the trees
With the increasing focus on construction products and building regulations it will be those manufacturers who provide strong performance and certification information who will benefit says Lee Jones, head of manufacturer services, NBS
Climate change debate intensifies
Climate change is ratcheting up the agenda and we’re hearing more talk about it from ordinary traders now.
New Year predictions
A new decade is here. Can you believe it is 20 years since the Millennium?
Catching the green deal wave
European woodworking industries must work together to support and capitalise on development of a new low environmental impact economic model, says Patrizio Antonicoli, secretary-general of the European Woodworking Industries Confederation – CEI Bois