Timber Trades Journal Online
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has turned from an inward-looking organisation to an outward-facing organisation with a punchy, simple message and voice to help promote members’ businesses.Read more
Timber companies are being warned to make sure their health and safety standards are up to speed after a firm was fined despite no injury or ill-health being reported.
James Latham records pre-tax profits of £13.8m
UK timber products distributor James Latham plc has recorded another set of healthy annual financial results, with pre-tax profits of £13.8m (2016: £12.9m) for the year ending March 31, 2017.
Accoya producer grows sales
Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies plc recorded an 18% sales volume increase in the year ended March 31, 2017 but loss before tax was €4.4m (2016: €0.5m loss).
Lonza gains Grown in Britain promotional licence
Lonza Wood Protection has gained a promotional licence from Grown in Britain, linking the latest Excalibur incising machines firmly into the British-grown timber supply chain.
“Outward-looking” TTF punches simple message, AGM hears
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has turned from an inward-looking organisation to an outward-facing organisation with a punchy, simple message and voice to help promote members’ businesses.
The UK government plans to increase housebuilding activity and Egger UK’s two new state-ofthe-art lines mean it’s ready to meet construction industry demand. Keren Fallwell reports
UK keeps on buying American
The Brexit vote and weak pound have so far failed to dent the UK’s appetite for US hardwoods. Rupert Oliver reports
A project involving AHEC, Italian designer Benedetta Tagliabue and UK furniture make Benchmark highlighted the value in using less-known timber species during Milan Design Week
Several new wood-based panel products are available on the UK market this year. Sally Spencer takes a look at what’s on offer
Calling all timber Innovators!
The Timber Innovation Award category at the TTJ Awards has attracted some forward-thinking entries in past years. Entries for 2017 are now open!
For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
Opening young eyes to the potential of timber
TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott
US lumber duties to have far reaching effect
Donald Trump is certainly making his mark on the world during his first six months in office.
Environmental impact assessment made easier
Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations are becoming increasingly important in building materials specification, but there are increasingly user-friendly tools to generate them, writes Dr Shamir Ghumra, director at the BRE Centre for Sustainable Products
Going to machinery heaven
Our front page in this issue is given over to the Ligna exhibition in Hanover.