Timber Trades Journal Online


London Build to feature 350 exhibitors
14 November, 2019 Construction and design show London Build 2019 takes place from November 27-28 at Olympia, featuring more than 350 exhibitors.
  • Construction figures reflect uncertainty
    Commenting on the new construction output figures published by the ONS on November 11, which show output increasing by 0.6% in Q3 (July-Sept 2019) but a decrease of 0.2% in September 2019, Clive Docwra, Managing Director of leading construction consulting and design agency McBains, said the latest figures reflect the uncertainty the sector is currently experiencing.
  • BMF pledges support to the Armed Forces community
    The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has received a Bronze Award for demonstrating its support for the Armed Forces community through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme encourages employers to support the defence community and highlights companies that share the same values as the armed forces.


The Plywood Saga… Continued
24 October, 2019 John Park continues his series of articles looking at the problem of misleading descriptions of plywood
  • Florian in its Prime
    Hardwood timber products giant Florian has expanded greatly in the past two decades. Stephen Powney went to see first hand its facilities in Italy and Croatia
  • Scotline crests low Carbon wave
    The specialist timber shipping line is future-proofing its fleet and, unperturbed by stormy political waters, looks forward to further growth and development. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Positive Ports in a Storm
    Customs log jams and other import hold-ups are among post-Brexit predictions, but ports say they’re doing their utmost to minimise problems and longer-term are upbeat about developing their timber and wood products services. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Safe and Sound
    This year’s WPA awards featured projects that have kept people and wildlife safe. Sally Spencer reports


Due Diligence: Not Always an Exact Science
23 October, 2019 Due diligence is a continuous process, says Xiao Ma, sustainability manager at the Timber Trade Federation
  • Together we are stronger
    Getting Brexit wrong has far reaching consequences but by working together the building products sector can rise to meet the challenges, writes John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation
  • An open channel for FLEGT feedback
    The IMM’s role is to monitor timber trade impacts of the EU FLEGT VPA initiative, and market responses to it, writes lead consultant Sarah Storck
  • Much accomplished, more to do
    Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz, was recently appointed the new secretary-general of the European Timber Trade Federation. His mission is to develop its role further as a voice to government, a communication platform and a plug into the global marketplace