Timber Trades Journal Online


Timber treaters urged to unlock “creative freedom”
17 April, 2018 The timber treatment sector has been urged to unlock its “creative freedom” and better communicate the benefits of treated wood during the annual Wood Protection Association (WPA) Conference in Derby.
  • £100k awarded to innovative timber construction systems
    Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.
  • W Exhibition puts focus on new talent
    This year’s W Exhibition and sister show Elements will continue their pledge to support and promote new talent in the furniture manufacturing industry.


Decking moves with the times
17 April, 2018 Janet Sycamore from the Timber Decking & Cladding Association reports on the longevity of the decking market and the rise of wood plastic composites
  • Gardeners’ world
    Last year presented some challenges for manufacturers of garden products but they are optimistic for 2018. Sally Spencer reports
  • A tale of two winters
    While the late and sudden onset of winter has hampered trade in the UK, the colder weather has eased log extractions and access to raw material from supplying countries. Jerry Wilson reports
  • Best of Both Worlds
    Plastic has long been viewed as one of timber’s enemies in the fight for sales of building products.
  • Expert help
    Leisha Marlow tells TTJ what she most enjoys about working in the timber industry and Daltons Wadkin deploys its Red Team


Bold Brexit pledge benefits trade
21 March, 2018 James Latham Group environmental manager Ewa Bazydlo welcomes the government’s pledge to stay at the EU table on timber legality regulation and assurance post Brexit
  • Government backing British
    With increasing support in the highest places, Grown in Britain’s momentum can only grow, says chief executive Dougal Driver
  • Communicating FLEGT is key
    Indonesian FLEGT-licensed timber has been available for over a year, but still more has to be done to communicate what lies behind the licence, writes TTF head of sustainability Mike Worrell.
  • Wood - but not as we know it
    Species, specification and application – all need to be rethought to ensure timber fulfill its promise as the material of the future, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology