Timber Trades Journal Online


CTI urges UK plywood sector to back its mission
05 February, 2016 An impassioned call to support the mission of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) was made at the annual dinner of the Plywood Club of London on February 4.
  • Swedish timber export rise charted
    Swedish exports of sawn and planed softwood were up 5% in January-November 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, according to Statistics Sweden.
  • Jarl Timber invests in mill
    Jarl Timber’s board has made a decision to start an investment programme to increase the sawmill’s efficiency.


Travis Perkins PLC elevates timber
21 September, 2015 Travis Perkins plc is one of the biggest sellers of timber in the UK. For our regular monthly face-to face interview, Stephen Powney talks to the company’s head of supply centres Jonathan Bower.
  • Fencing feel good factor
    Fencing demand is not as strong as last year, but solid. Meanwhile the pallets sector is keeping its eye on the exchange rate and cheap imports. Sally Spencer reports
  • Balancing Act
    Norvik Timber Industries CEO Sampsa Auvinen was recently appointed president of the European Organisation of the Sawmilling Industry (EOS). Here Mr Auvinen charts recent market developments in the sector and looks at prospects ahead


More Trees, please
21 September, 2015 The UK has world-class operations in the forest products sector, but unless new commercial conifer crops are planted very urgently, the industry’s recent significant gains will be lost. That’s the stark warning from UK Forest Products Association Executive Director David Sulman for the governments of Scotland, England and Wales.
  • Catching a Wave
    How exactly do you catch a wave? In the body boarding sense I mean.
  • CLT aims for Pinnacle of Success
    B & K Structures managing director Nick Milestone has been involved in some of the UK’s most ground-breaking cross laminated timber-based construction projects, including the award-winning new BSkyB Believe in Better Building. So why, he asks, is CLT now reaching such new and impressive heights?
  • Timber now has the training tools
    Proskills has been working with UK timber for nearly a decade, the result, a new raft of dedicated industry qualifications and training framework. Here apprenticeship and qualifications development manager Lisa Williamson highlights what’s been achieved, but also urges the sector to make the most of its new training tools.


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