Timber Trades Journal Online


TTJ Awards’ entries deadline looming
31 July, 2017 The deadline for entries to the judged categories in this year’s TTJ Awards is rapidly approaching.
  • Material prices are soaring, says FMB
    A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
  • Norbord’s UK and German markets still “strong”
    Panel maker Norbord’s European operations delivered second quarter adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$9m (€7.7m) versus US$11m (€9.4m) in the same quarter last year and $6m (€5.1m) in the prior quarter.
  • EU lobbyist to speak at TIMCON AGM
    A prominent EU lobbyist will present his prognosis for Brexit at the annual general meeting of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) next month.


Softwood Sights Set on UK
26 July, 2017 The recovering French softwood sector is exploring new products and markets, including the UK. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Making The grade in Timber grading
    Can you visually grade timber rejected by a grading machine? This is the question asked by Daniel Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology
  • French building revolution
    Within the next few years, France will have 36 demonstration multi-storey wood buildings acting as models for architects and contractors. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Across the board Buoyancy
    France’s wood sector is enjoying the strongest market conditions for a while, reports French Timber
  • French oak in good heart
    France’s oak producers are upbeat and investing and so far seem unbothered by Brexit in their key UK market. Mike Jeffree reports


Beware roof batten false economies
20 July, 2017 SR Timber trading director Shaun Revill warns about false economies in roof batten purchasing within the roofing and building trade
  • Celebrating opportunity
    The Grown in Britain campaign is celebrating its fourth anniversary and has made progress on its mission to promote British timber, says its CEO Dougal Driver
  • Ahead of the curve
    The WWF has always been an arch campaigner for legal and sustainable timber.
  • Finding Answers to Certification Challenges
    To continue to increase the volume of verified sustainable timber on the market, the industry cannot settle for the certification status quo, says James Latham plc chairman Peter Latham
  • Smart Technology
    Technology is all around us and making changes to the way we live.