Timber Trades Journal Online


TTF sales course delegates provide financial return for their timber employers
30 November, 2020 Delegates completing the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Essential Foundations in Sales Management (EFSM) course have increased sales for their combined respective firms by well over £6m in 2020.
  • Woodsafe goes solar
    Flame-retardant impregnation company Woodsafe Timber Protection and solar energy company El av Sol Nordic have built Västmanland county’s largest roof-mounted solar power plant at Woodsafe's factory in Sweden. The plant will have a peak output of 500 kilowatts.
  • CombiKids childrens’ book published
    An exciting new children's book has been launched just in time for Christmas. Collaboration between forklift manufacturer Combilift and award-winning Irish author Emer Conlon has resulted in "The Forklifts and their Secret Superpowers”, which depicts the main Combilift products as cartoon characters. Innovation has been a hallmark of Combilift and this has now been extended to capture children's imaginations.
  • Wood Awards 2020 winners announced
    The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced. The judges have selected six structures and three products that represent the best of British architecture and product design in wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in wood design.


Back on track
05 November, 2020 The latest TTF statistics show an improvement in import volumes in the month of July
  • Pulling their weight
    The workhorses of the British-grown timber sector – the sawmills – have shown their resilience through lockdown and are experiencing strong demand for their products. Sally Spencer reports
  • Woodsafe and sound
    Woodsafe Timber Protection has turned its attention to the UK market for fire retardant timber treatments. Sally Spencer reports
  • Accurate aim
    The WPA, TTF and TDCA have extended their co-ordinated campaign to promote the accurate description of preservative treated wood. WPA chief executive officer Gordon Ewbank reports.
  • Juvenile delinquency in trees
    What happens to a tree’s branches as it gets older determines not just the prevalence of knots but also the nature of the resultant wood fibre. John Park reports


Teaching Timber: Building Better
27 October, 2020 There’s growing realisation that construction has a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis and, within that context, of the need to teach building professionals about using timber, writes Tabitha Binding, university and regional engagement manager, TTF
  • 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