Timber Trades Journal Online


NHBC celebrates first year of NHBC Accepts
02 August, 2021 NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new build homes, is marking the first anniversary of its service for innovative products and systems – NHBC Accepts.
  • Covid-19 app impacts on supply chain
    Self-isolation alerts are having a significant impact on the supply of building materials, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
  • Accsys acquires Lignia assets
    Accsys, producer of Accoya wood and Tricoya wood elements, is investing in increasing its Accoya Color production capability by acquiring €1.2m of assets and equipment from former UK-based modified wood producer Lignia Wood Company Ltd and its administrators, ReSolve. Lignia was put into administration on April 20.
  • SMTS donates to well-being charity
    Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) has donated timber offcuts to local Witney charity, Guideposts Trust, in a first step in the organisation’s fruitful new charity partnership.


The true value of wood 2021
21 July, 2021 Higher prices means more scope for investment and innovation, says the WTS’s Andrew True
  • Technology makes millworks work
    The Cambridge-based cladding, decking and fencing specialist, Millworks, has successfully navigated pandemic and emerged equipped for growth. Mike Jeffree reports
  • The ABC of UKTR
    A TTF webinar laid out the operation and implications of the UKTR. Mike Jeffree reports
  • BMF tackling multiple topics
    From pandemic, to product shortages and net zero construction targets, the Builders Merchants Federation in-tray has been pretty packed recently, as TTJ’s Mike Jeffree found in conversation with chief executive John Newcomb


The Definition of Resilience
15 June, 2021 It’s been challenging times for the US hardwood industry, but production is rising and optimism is in the air, reports AHEC executive director Mike Snow
  • Confident your timber is correctly fire-treated?
    Most specifiers rely on their supply chain to deliver products fi t for purpose. Fire-retardant timber is a case in point. You’re given the paperwork to tick the box. But is that enough? And do you know what to ask to ensure correct treatment? asks Mark Eggleston, managing director of WJ Group
  • Physical event planned for 25th anniversary TTJ Awards
    It’s heartening to see signs of normal life resuming once again. Meeting up with others following the easing of pandemic restrictions has been a welcome relief after what has seemed like a long winter and springtime. I don’t know about you but it seemed like I had exhausted my narrow list of Covid-safe things to do.
  • Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag
    The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
  • A clear case for treatment clarity
    The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant