Timber Trades Journal Online
The new Blauwe Loper – or Blue Carpet – tropical timber cycle and pedestrian bridge in the Netherlands has been heralded as a trendsetter in circular, sustainable bio-based construction. Reinforcing its environmental credentials, it is even designed to be bat friendly.Read more
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.Read more
BSW has today acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the manufacture and distribution of timber and associated products to the home improvement and builders merchant sectors.Read more
James Jones & Sons is supplying the pallets for distribution of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines across the UK. The company is sole supplier of EPAL pallets to the manufacturer of one of the three new vaccines, which are currently being rolled out across the country.
TRADA launches online learning events
TRADA has a new programme of monthly one-hour online events called Learn with TRADA Live.
TTF timber import stats show continued strong market recovery
Timber and panel import volumes performed strongly in October 2020 for the fifth consecutive month since June, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) timber statistics.
New forestry business launches with familiar faces
Well-known forestry specialists have this week launched a new business, Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group.
AB Karl Hedin to expand Krylbo sawmill
Swedish sawmiller AB Karl Hedin intends to build a new planing mill, extra storage capacity and further timber kiln drying facilities at its sawmill in Krylbo, Avesta.
The latest TTF statistics show the recovery in import volumes continued into Q3
Builders’ merchants’ sales surge in September
Sales at builders’ merchants picked up in Q3, with the biggest gains seen in landscaping products, including decking, fencing and gates
Top tips for training
Daltons Wadkin operator trainer Warren Handley has 36 years’ experience working and training in the woodworking industry and shares his insight into how manufacturers can deliver their expertise safely to customers, clients, and colleagues in the Covid era
The WTS’s annual conference went online this year, providing plenty of technical information and room for discussion. Sally Spencer reports
Connected by design
AHEC’s latest creative project was about sustainability, lockdown and stunning design in American hardwood, writes European director David Venables
It’s time for new impetus for certification of tropical forests, and PEFC – with a diverse coalition of stakeholders – is making great strides towards this goal, writes PEFC International chairman Peter Latham OBE
Strict protection the way forward?
The FSC sees sustainable management as key for preserving tropical forests and aims to increase the area under its certification scheme from 18 million to 50 million ha, says director-general Kim Carstensen
A question of confidence
As I write this, England was preparing once again to go into another lockdown, albeit a shorter one.
Teaching Timber: Building Better
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
Construction resilience in the era of Covid
The construction industry’s talents will always be needed, says Philip Pointon sustainability director at Pasquill