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LATEST NEWS

Grown in Britain week launches with ministerial backing
14 October, 2014 The second annual Grown in Britain week kicked off in grand style yesterday with the secretary of state for the environment visiting a major housing project using home-grown timber in the morning and two government ministers speaking at the launch event at the House of Lords in the afternoon.
  • Grown in Britain set for second campaign week
    Grown in Britain Week gets under way on Monday with a series of events to mark the first year of the campaign to boost home-grown wood products and create a wood culture in the UK.
  • PEFC Italy gets tough on crime
    PEFC Italy has joined three other organisations to launch a project aimed at preventing criminal organisations infiltrating the EU market.
  • Timber buying group adds first members
    The Timber Buying Group (TBG) has signed up its first members and two more suppliers after what it described as a “very positive” launch to the trade.
  • Demand soars for structural timber
    The structural timber sector has seen a record number of orders during the last year, with some businesses’ workloads increasing by 100%.

LATEST FEATURES

The message is clear: Build with carbon
15 October, 2014 Dave Hopkins, executive director of Wood for Good, says the UK’s housing needs could be met at the same time as capturing more carbon.
  • FLEGT forest power to the people
    The EU FLEGT VPA process is giving local communities real influence in the operation of their forest and timber sectors and they’re urging the EU timber trade to back it. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Back on track
    An improving North American economy helped boost this year’s IWF in Atlanta. Stephen Powney of sister publication Wood- Based Panels International was there.
  • Object Lesson
    AHEC’s latest project for the London Design Festival has delivered more than anyone could have wished for. Keren Fallwell reports


BLOGS

The message is clear: Build with carbon
15 October, 2014 Dave Hopkins, executive director of Wood for Good, says the UK’s housing needs could be met at the same time as capturing more carbon.
  • Mind the gap
    Stuart Douglas, general manager, Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems, says the skills gap is becoming increasingly problematic
  • Investment and Involvement
    Dougal Driver, chief executive of the Grown in Britain campaign, explains the benefits of investing in British woodlands and forest businesses
  • Builders need timber training
    The timber industry’s efforts making value-added products can be lost by poor handling on building sites, says timber consultant Gordon Gresham

LATEST EVENTS

Brazil Wood Products & Export Conference
27 Oct 2014 - 27 Oct 2014 A one-day international conference on Brazil's timberland and wood products industry and its fit in international markets. The event will include discussions and analysis of the latest challenges, opportunities, threats, issues and price trends in 2014 and beyond.
  • Expobois 2014
    17 Nov 2014 - 20 Nov 2014 Woodworking machinery and technology show
  • Legno&Edilizia
    19 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 Legno&Edilizia (Wood&Building) is atrade fair aimed at everyone in the wood construction supply chain, from architects through to building trades. The show includes technical meetings, conferences, and practical demonstrations of woodworking machinery.