Timber Trades Journal Online


Joinery sector converges for BWF Members Day
18 June, 2018 Around 140 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) members were urged about the need to create a wood culture in the UK at the federation’s annual Members Day.
  • TTF activities highlighted at AGM
    The Timber Trade Federation will continue to drive and grow a profitable industry and to promote its members as suppliers of “timber you can trust”, delegates at the organisation’s June 14 annual general meeting were told.


UK keeps the top slot
22 May, 2018 2017 saw a rise in UK imports of US tulipwood and red oak, and completion of several American hardwood showcase construction projects. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Boards prove buoyant
    Wood-based panels manufacturers are working hard to keep up with growing demand. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Making headlines
    MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard is a long-term supporter of the TTJ Awards and is this year’s Headline Sponsor. Stephen Powney talks to W Howard group executive chairman Jonathan Grant
  • Price volatility set to continue
    Fencing hits its peak season and tightness in log supply is causing headaches for pallet manufacturers. Sally Spencer reports


Is face-to-face customer service dead?
22 May, 2018 There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
  • Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
    It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
  • Seeing Red
    On the front page of this issue is one of the most striking recent applications of timber I can remember. It is in the City of London at the new HQ of Bloomberg and was designed by renowned architects Foster and Partners.
  • Timber trades count down to the GDPR
    The General Data Protection Regulation has major implications for business, says Matthew Mahony, British Woodworking Federation policy and communications executive