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TRADA to host online Better Timber Buildings conference
21 September, 2020 Tickets are now on sale for TRADA’s annual Better Timber Buildings conference, which this year is being staged as a digital event.
  • L&Q selects SMTS timber frame homes for Saxon Reach development
    Housing association L&Q is delivering 225 new homes at Saxon Reach in Milton Keynes using off-site manufactured timber frames. All properties at Saxon Reach – ranging from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom homes – are being constructed using Stewart Milne Timber Frames’ (SMTS) pioneering system, promising a more energy efficient build and significantly lower running costs for new residents.
  • Kebony chosen for amusement park restoration
    One of the longest running amusement parks in the world, Arnolds Park, situated in the Great Lakes region of Iowa, has announced the completion of the central promenade’s ambitious renovation and Kebony modified timber features extensively.
  • TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off next week
    The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off next week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.


Downward trend
04 September, 2020 Timber and panel imports are down across the board, according to recent TTF stats
  • TTJ Awards goes virtual
    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to new solutions and ways of working and that also applies to the TTJ Awards, which will go Virtual for the first time to provide a safe gathering point for the timber trade. TTJ editor Stephen Powney explains what guests can expect from the Virtual experience


Backing the low carbon campaign
26 August, 2020 Timber products have such a great story to tell.
  • Continued Communication on Carbon Is Key
    The industry must continue to communicate timber’s role in mitigating climate change, another crisis that could turn the world upside down, writes American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
  • Planting plans remain a priority
    To meet UK 2050 climate change targets, support biodiversity, rural livelihoods – and deliver a sustainable timber supply, politicians must be held to their pledges on tree planting, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall