Timber Trades Journal Online


Wood Awards 2020 winners announced
26 November, 2020 The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced. The judges have selected six structures and three products that represent the best of British architecture and product design in wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in wood design.
  • ECI acquired by Leonard Green & Partners
    ECI Software Solutions (ECI), a supplier of cloud-based business management software solutions for small and medium sized companies, has announced that Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) will acquire a majority stake in the company from funds advised by Apax Partners and The Carlyle Group. Upon completion of the transaction, funds advised by Apax Partners, which acquired ECI in 2017, will retain a minority stake in ECI. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • TIMCON welcomes new ISPM15 measure
    Heat-treated wooden components will be temporarily allowed for the repair of wooden pallets and packaging, increasing options for businesses who want to grow their capacity of ISPM15-compliant wooden packaging material (WPM) before the final Brexit deadline on December 31, 2020.


Back on track
05 November, 2020 The latest TTF statistics show an improvement in import volumes in the month of July
  • Pulling their weight
    The workhorses of the British-grown timber sector – the sawmills – have shown their resilience through lockdown and are experiencing strong demand for their products. Sally Spencer reports
  • Woodsafe and sound
    Woodsafe Timber Protection has turned its attention to the UK market for fire retardant timber treatments. Sally Spencer reports
  • Accurate aim
    The WPA, TTF and TDCA have extended their co-ordinated campaign to promote the accurate description of preservative treated wood. WPA chief executive officer Gordon Ewbank reports.
  • Juvenile delinquency in trees
    What happens to a tree’s branches as it gets older determines not just the prevalence of knots but also the nature of the resultant wood fibre. John Park reports


Teaching Timber: Building Better
27 October, 2020 There’s growing realisation that construction has a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis and, within that context, of the need to teach building professionals about using timber, writes Tabitha Binding, university and regional engagement manager, TTF
  • Continued Communication on Carbon Is Key
    The industry must continue to communicate timber’s role in mitigating climate change, another crisis that could turn the world upside down, writes American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables