Timber Trades Journal Online
Homag, the world’s largest woodworking machinery manufacturer, has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a €10m extension to its main Schopfloch production site in Germany.Read more
African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Limited has reported increased revenues in H1 2021 and expects sawn timber output to grow by 30% in H2.Read more
NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new build homes, is marking the first anniversary of its service for innovative products and systems – NHBC Accepts.
Covid-19 app impacts on supply chain
Self-isolation alerts are having a significant impact on the supply of building materials, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
Archwood webinar describes perfect storm of Covid and Brexit
Archwood Group met with the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and CBI Wales for an in-depth webinar discussing two of the biggest issues facing the timber sector right now: Covid-19 and Brexit.
Accsys acquires Lignia assets
Accsys, producer of Accoya wood and Tricoya wood elements, is investing in increasing its Accoya Color production capability by acquiring €1.2m of assets and equipment from former UK-based modified wood producer Lignia Wood Company Ltd and its administrators, ReSolve. Lignia was put into administration on April 20.
SMTS donates to well-being charity
Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) has donated timber offcuts to local Witney charity, Guideposts Trust, in a first step in the organisation’s fruitful new charity partnership.
Higher prices means more scope for investment and innovation, says the WTS’s Andrew True
Technology makes millworks work
The Cambridge-based cladding, decking and fencing specialist, Millworks, has successfully navigated pandemic and emerged equipped for growth. Mike Jeffree reports
Don’t drop flegt, pleads NGO
NGOs and the TTF have spoken out for FLEGT following suggestions FLEGT licensing and VPAs may be dropped. Mike Jeffree reports
The ABC of UKTR
A TTF webinar laid out the operation and implications of the UKTR. Mike Jeffree reports
BMF tackling multiple topics
From pandemic, to product shortages and net zero construction targets, the Builders Merchants Federation in-tray has been pretty packed recently, as TTJ’s Mike Jeffree found in conversation with chief executive John Newcomb
It’s been challenging times for the US hardwood industry, but production is rising and optimism is in the air, reports AHEC executive director Mike Snow
Confident your timber is correctly fire-treated?
Most specifiers rely on their supply chain to deliver products fi t for purpose. Fire-retardant timber is a case in point. You’re given the paperwork to tick the box. But is that enough? And do you know what to ask to ensure correct treatment? asks Mark Eggleston, managing director of WJ Group
Physical event planned for 25th anniversary TTJ Awards
It’s heartening to see signs of normal life resuming once again. Meeting up with others following the easing of pandemic restrictions has been a welcome relief after what has seemed like a long winter and springtime. I don’t know about you but it seemed like I had exhausted my narrow list of Covid-safe things to do.
Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag
The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
A clear case for treatment clarity
The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant