Timber Trades Journal Online
Design for Homes’ chief executive David Birkbeck has been appointed as new ambassador and committee chairman for timber industry promotional campaign Wood for Good.Read more
A refurbished house in Devon that makes extensive interior use of timber has won this year’s Wood Awards Gold Award.
Groups welcome Budget housing sector boost
The Construction Products Association (CPA) and Timber Trade Federation are among groups welcoming the government’s Budget moves to help the construction sector.
UK timber import slowdown predicted
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is predicting a slowdown in the UK’s softwood imports for 2018.
Plaut races to 90th anniversary party
Timber import agent Plaut International celebrated its 90th anniversary with a day at Doncaster Races for customers and suppliers.
Management buyout at Mildands window company
Joinery industry figure Roy Wakeman has led a buy-in management buyout deal of the New Window Company, a supplier and installer of contemporary and period windows and doors.
Sawmiller James Jones & Sons is expanding treatment and incising facilities, and wants to see the industry correctly treat ground-contact timbers to the UC4 standard
Primed for growth
New Chinese investment plans are expected to fuel its growth of hardwood consumption, reports TTJ’s Asian markets specialist
Northern Ireland sawmiller Balcas has been investing heavily in timber treatment and kilning facilities to boost confidence in treated fence post performance
Made in Britain
With an upsurge of interest in products made in Britain since the vote to leave the EU, TTJ looks at the story of timber fit-out product manufacturer Morland
Charlie Law believes innovation would help to secure timber’s place in construction and the circular economy. He talks to Keren Fallwell
The STTC Conference underlined an energy and breadth of ideas for promoting sustainable tropical timber and forest management, writes Mark van Benthem of independent sustainable forest products and services institute Probos
The International Softwood Conference: A View from the Outside
This year’s International Softwood Conference, held in Hamburg in early October, highlighted growing softwood output, but also rising demand in key markets worldwide, reports Charles Hopping, chairman of Hoppings Softwood Products and ISC speaker
Tight supplies and rising prices
Timber prices and availability continue to be a major talking point in the UK timber trade.
Scholars and Skills Builders
Never before has training, knowledge and skills building been more critical for the future of the timber industry, says Glennon Brothers joint managing director Mike Glennon
All eyes on off-site
On the last day of August a report was released by the London Assembly which, because of its timing during the summer holidays, may have gone relatively unnoticed.