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Government chief construction adviser Peter Hansford gave his backing to TRADA’s National Structural Timber Specification - launched last night at Arup’s office in London.Read more
The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell in the second quarter to its lowest level in six years, according to industry bulletin the Wood Resource Quarterly.
BWF and STA to collaborate
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and Structural Timber Association (STA) are launching a new collaboration agreement at Timber Expo.
TTJ Awards see James Latham win top trophy
James Latham won the coveted Timber Trader of the Year award at the 19th TTJ Awards on September 24.
Sodra Wood records operating loss in May-August
Sodra’s sawmilling division recorded an operating loss of SKr20m in May-August mainly due to lower prices for finished goods and higher prices for raw materials.
Norvik invests in Laesti
Norvik Timber Industries’ Estonian subsidiary Laesti is investing in a new boiler, a dry sorting line and kilning technology at its Sauga sawmill in Pärnu.
The biggest event in the UK timber industry golf calendar – the Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) National Golf competition – once again proved to be a big meeting point for the sector and a valuable source of fund-raising for the TTBS. Ivan Savage, TTBS general secretary, was there to bring this report for TTJ
Rosy Future for Timber Frame
The timber frame sector is benefiting from the upturn in construction activity, with market share of new build housing now nudging 25%. Sally Spencer reports.
Skills Take Centre Stage
Joinery companies from across the UK gathered earlier this year for the British Woodworking Federation’s annual Members’ Day. BWF publicity consultant Liz Male was there to bring this report
Going with the Grain
Timber in furniture making has an incredible past – and promising future. Keren Fallwell reports
NSTS Levels the Playing Field
When the much-awaited National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS) hits the presses this summer, following a period of consultation, it marks a significant step forward for the timber industry in terms of levelling the playing field against its competitive material set, says TRADA
How exactly do you catch a wave? In the body boarding sense I mean.
CLT aims for Pinnacle of Success
B & K Structures managing director Nick Milestone has been involved in some of the UK’s most ground-breaking cross laminated timber-based construction projects, including the award-winning new BSkyB Believe in Better Building. So why, he asks, is CLT now reaching such new and impressive heights?
Timber now has the training tools
Proskills has been working with UK timber for nearly a decade, the result, a new raft of dedicated industry qualifications and training framework. Here apprenticeship and qualifications development manager Lisa Williamson highlights what’s been achieved, but also urges the sector to make the most of its new training tools.
Ash dieback – The phoney war is over
In some parts of the country reports of the threat posed by Ash dieback seemed exaggerated. But now, says English Woodlands Timber managing director Tom Compton, it’s spread far and wide. And it’s serious.
I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that the EU Timber Regulation is probably one of the most important things to happen in the European timber trade.
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