Timber Trades Journal Online
Design for Homes’ chief executive David Birkbeck has been appointed as new ambassador and committee chairman for timber industry promotional campaign Wood for Good.Read more
The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2017 has indicated that investment in product improvement and customer research is growing despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth.
Timbmet reorganisation leads to £4.6m loss
Timbmet’s pre-tax loss for the financial year ended March 31, 2017 was £4.6m.
Grenfell Tower probe officials attend Falcon Panel Products fire testing demo
Leading London Assembly and fire authority representatives working on the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire have attended a fire test conducted by Falcon Panel Products.
Administrators appointed at sawmiller James Callander
Administrators have been appointed to sawmiller James Callander and Sons Ltd, with 89 employees being made redundant.
BBC series highlights Scottish forestry sector
The Galloway forest, including the timber industry based there, is the focus of a new six-part BBC Scotland TV documentary being produced by Hollywood filmmaker Jack Warrender.
The approaching festive season puts Graham Ormondroyd in the mood to sit by a DEFRA-approved log-burning stove
A social enterprise in west London is making use of waste materials and teaching valuable woodworking skills. Keren Fallwell reports
EU strengthens wood focus
Timber’s sustainability was a key focus as this year’s FEFPEB congress
The winning projects in this year’s Wood Awards illustrate timber’s versatility and aesthetics for structural, interior and exterior applications
Points Make Prizes
Cheshire Mouldings is looking to fully harness the power of e-commerce while delivering customer benefits, reports Stephen Powney
On the front cover of this issue is the timber-resplendent Hastings Pier, a worthy winner of this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize – UK architecture’s highest award. It really is a fantastic project and is great advert for the use of timber.
Collaboration and Creativity are keys to Training
To recruit and retain new personnel, the timber industry must move training from the tried and tested, and refocus on ways to fully realise the potential of its employees. Donaldson Timber Engineering business development director and 2017 TTJ Career Development Award winner Luke Roberts writes
The Timber Trade needs diversity
Charles Taylor, a timber merchant with 20 years’ experience and sales director of wood plastic specialist Composite Prime, discusses the rise of composite materials and why the timber trade should embrace change to remain relevant in the market
Education and encouragement
The timber industry must provide effective education and showcase the range of career opportunities it offers if it is to attract the new young talent it needs, says Ridgeons Forest Products buyer and 2017 TTJ Career Development Award winner Christopher Wait
Double jeopardy of due diligence
Two cases of breaches of the European Timber Regulation have come to court. Although the story behind each is quite different, David Hopkins, managing director of the TTF, believes they highlight the industry’s moral and legal obligations