Timber Trades Journal Online
Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has secured €68m funding to build, operate and finance the world’s first Tricoya modified wood chip manufacturing plant in Hull.Read more
Confor has supported the “highly critical” report on Forestry in England published today by the government’s food and rural affairs committee.Read more
The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has announced a number of new initiatives including a new Ireland group and a memorandum of understanding with the Structural Timber Association (STA) to reinforce the close working relationship between the two bodies.
Strong first quarter for Södra
Södra’s wood division recorded a big performance improvement in Q1, posting an operating profit of SKr3m (Q1 2016: SKr-93m) for the period.
Substantial growth recorded in China’s sawn timber imports
Data from China’s customs authorities shows substantial growth in sawn timber imports in 2016, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward
The International Tropical Timber Organisation has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Independent Market Monitoring programme effective April 1, 2017.
EU plywood imports rise to near record level
EU imports of plywood increased by 8% to 4.13 million m3 in 2016, the second highest level ever recorded, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
Building products exhibition Ecobuild takes on a new “city” look for 2017, with offsite construction a major area of interest
Keeping the Rain Out
Good site practice for party wall thermal bypass when building with timber frame is imperative, says Robin Lancashire, senior timber frame consultant at Exova BM TRADA
HSE backing for Creosote use
The Health & Safety Executive has authorised the use of creosote as an industrial preservative for wood used as railway sleepers, telegraph poles, fence panels and on cut end surfaces. Authorisation for other uses such as fence posts may follow
Making each home count
New review Each Home Counts led by Peter Bonfield calls for improved consumer safeguards and standards relating to home energy efficiency improvements
From Pole to Pole
BRE director Ed Suttie’s long involvement with the timber industry has been bookended by expeditions to the top and bottom of the globe. Sally Spencer reports
In spite of most forecasters expressing degrees of gloominess about the UK economy generally, 2017 could turn out to be a good 12 months for the UK forestry and wood processing sector, writes the chief executive of Confor Stuart Goodall
Appliance of wood identity science
Powerful new tools are helping timber traders demonstrate timber legality and sustainability, writes Oliver Cupit of non-profit sustainability organisation NEPCon
Consolidation to increase in timber sector
I was sat in the Mayfair offices of new Timbmet owner The Hadleigh Timber Group recently asking its chairman Martyn Meade how he saw the future of the UK timber products industry.
A hardwood CLT building first
Professor Alex de Rijke, founding director of wood-loving architecture practice de Rijke Marsh Morgan — dRMM — reflects on the invention of hardwood CLT and its latest application in progress at Maggie’s Oldham
Flegt licensing key to tackling illegal timber
European environment commissioner Karmenu Vella congratulates the timber trade on its part in getting FLEGT-licensed timber and wood products to market, putting the EU “at the forefront of a global movement to end illegal logging”