Timber Trades Journal Online


BMF conference sells out quickly
30 August, 2016 The Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) All Industry Conference in Budapest next year has already sold out.
  • TIMCON sounds forestry plea
    A plea for the government to support British forestry has been sounded by the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON).
  • TTJ Awards guest numbers hit 400
    TTJ Awards judges have been busy meeting up to assess the judged categories, as ticket sales for the 20th anniversary event reach 400.


Safety First
21 March, 2016 Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) CEO Peter Harvey examines the risks of moving materials and offers guidance to keep workers safe.
  • What’s in bloom this season?
    TTJ asks gardening journalist and former Garden Design Journal Editor Sarah Giles about coming timber garden product trends for 2016
  • Brexit or fixit?
    The EU Referendum debate is firmly under way. TTJ looks at how the timber sector views this important milestone.
  • Expansion Trail
    Estonian timber garden building manufacturer Palmako is expanding its offering to the UK.
  • Designs on garden growth
    The timber garden products sector is in upbeat mood, with the market moving to more designed products and greater choice


A forensic exercise
21 March, 2016 find myself surrounded by wood at the moment, literally, as builders start on a major project at home.
  • Brace yourself for a bumpy ride
    British Woodworking Federation chief executive Iain McIlwee says 2016 looks set to be challenging for the joinery sector. The key is for businesses, with support from the BWF, to identify and manage the risks ahead
  • Going above and beyond on the environment
    International Timber managing director Tony Miles urges the trade to over-comply on legality obligations and set ever-higher standards of sustainability. It will be good for the environment and good for business
  • Big investments
    Investments don't get a lot bigger in the timber trade than the £95m Norbord has just committed to with its Inverness plant.
  • CTI’s baby steps to giant strides
    The support base has grown faster than anticipated, links are being forged with parliament and a strategic plan is in place for the next two years. In short the Confederation of Timber Industries is quickly building on its foundations for developing a strong single voice and clear vision for the whole supply chain, says chief executive