Timber Trades Journal Online


TTJ Awards’ entries deadline looming
31 July, 2017 The deadline for entries to the judged categories in this year’s TTJ Awards is rapidly approaching.
  • Material prices are soaring, says FMB
    A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
  • Norbord’s UK and German markets still “strong”
    Panel maker Norbord’s European operations delivered second quarter adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$9m (€7.7m) versus US$11m (€9.4m) in the same quarter last year and $6m (€5.1m) in the prior quarter.
  • EU lobbyist to speak at TIMCON AGM
    A prominent EU lobbyist will present his prognosis for Brexit at the annual general meeting of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) next month.


French oak in good heart
26 July, 2017 France’s oak producers are upbeat and investing and so far seem unbothered by Brexit in their key UK market. Mike Jeffree reports
  • FrenCh show oFF to ConFident start
    The Carrefour International du Bois evolves for each show, while staying true to its 100% timberroots, and the 2018 exhibition is keeping to this tried and tested formula. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Cruise Control
    Customers and staff of South London Timber enjoyed a river cruise to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary. Stephen Powney reports
  • Across the board Buoyancy
    France’s wood sector is enjoying the strongest market conditions for a while, reports French Timber
  • Softwood Sights Set on UK
    The recovering French softwood sector is exploring new products and markets, including the UK. Mike Jeffree reports


Beware roof batten false economies
20 July, 2017 SR Timber trading director Shaun Revill warns about false economies in roof batten purchasing within the roofing and building trade
  • Celebrating opportunity
    The Grown in Britain campaign is celebrating its fourth anniversary and has made progress on its mission to promote British timber, says its CEO Dougal Driver
  • Ahead of the curve
    The WWF has always been an arch campaigner for legal and sustainable timber.
  • Finding Answers to Certification Challenges
    To continue to increase the volume of verified sustainable timber on the market, the industry cannot settle for the certification status quo, says James Latham plc chairman Peter Latham
  • Smart Technology
    Technology is all around us and making changes to the way we live.