Today on Timber Trades Journal Online


Builders merchants’ sales grow in Q1
26 May, 2015 Q1, 2015 was the first quarter to show growth in the builders’ merchant sector for all three months of a quarter since Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) industry statistics began nine months ago.
  • Timber Expo seminar details released
    Timber Expo has released details of its wide-ranging seminar programme for this year’s event as part of UK Construction Week at Birmingham NEC this October.


Logs to Logarithms
30 April, 2015 Ranging from forest management, to development of new technologies for wood processing, there can’t be many timber companies with a broader perspective than Danzer. Mike Jeffree reports
  • The name of the game
    Specialist Joinery (South) and its trading arm Westgate Joinery have had a role reversal. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Decking Innovation
    There is a huge variety of different decking products these days, be it pressure-treated softwood, hardwood, anti-slip, modified or wood-plastic composite. Robin Meade reports.
  • On Deck
    Decking sales in merchant branches are kicking off with the advent of spring. Robin Meade takes a look at the market.
  • Hot Handling
    Forklift manufacturers are experiencing increasing investment in handling technology by the timber industry, reports Robin Meade.


Digging deep
20 March, 2015 So, spring is here at last and with it that first touch of milder weather, lighter evenings and a feeling of optimism about the months to come.
  • Addressing the knowledge gap
    Geoff Rhodes, industry consultant and chair of the advisory board of the Forest Products Research Institute, says Napier University is addressing the timber knowledge gap in architectural and engineering students
  • Eutr anniversary performance check
    Peter Latham, chairman of James Latham plc, looks at the effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) two years after it was implemented
  • Making the most of wood protection
    The wood protection industry is building confidence in the performance of treated wood and helping the industry comply with regulatory controls, says Wood Protection Association director Steve Young
  • Investment continues
    Travelling around Scotland with colleague Thomas Jay (TTJ group sales manager) recently gave ample evidence of the business confidence being felt by companies in the timber industry.


Vision 2015
02 Jun 2015 - 03 Jun 2015
  • Timber Expo
    06 Oct 2015 - 07 Oct 2015 A two-day show covering the latest products, innovations and developments in the UK and international timber industry
  • Xylexpo 2016
    24 May 2016 - 28 May 2016 A biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry suppliers