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LATEST NEWS

New stats for merchant sector reveal £6bn+ annual sales
22 January, 2015 Annual general builders merchants sales last year reached in excess of £6bn, according to new figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
  • Russian sanctions lead to mill sale
    Russian sawmiller RusForest has sold its Arkhangelsk sawmill and related assets because the ongoing Ukraine crisis and sanctions against Russia has made modernisation impossible.
  • Lonza revives Arch branding
    Lonza Wood Protection will be rebranded globally as Arch Timber Protection following a strategic review of Lonza’s wood protection business.
  • New group editor at TTJ
    Stephen Powney has been appointed as group editor of TTJ and sister magazine Wood Based Panels International (WBPI).
  • OSB campaign calls time
    OSB industry promotional campaign JOSB Done is calling time after nine years of championing the use of the wood based panel.

LATEST FEATURES

Building on solid foundations
22 December, 2014 Wood for Good executive director Dave Hopkins looks back at a year of real progress and forwards to exciting times ahead for the communications campaign
  • Designs on timber
    Innovation, sustainability and design excellence are celebrated in this year's Wood Awards Ireland. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Aesthetics and applications
    In this year’s Wood Awards there was much to admire in the beauty and technical application of timber and equally satisfying were the judges’ observations that what was once considered innovative is now being used widely. Keren Fallwell reports.
  • What’s a FLEGT VPA worth?
    A new market analysis initiative will assess the potential European tropical timber market value of licensing under the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade scheme. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Sustainability and sales are key
    Ensuring sustainable wood supplies and defending and developing their market are mutually dependent imperatives for the tropical timber trade, according to speakers at the ATIBT International Forum. Mike Jeffree reports.


BLOGS

Building on solid foundations
22 December, 2014 Wood for Good executive director Dave Hopkins looks back at a year of real progress and forwards to exciting times ahead for the communications campaign
  • The wood we’ll need in the future
    The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition is making efforts to increase demand for sustainable tropical timber. Iris Tzur, communications manager, explains
  • A collaborative culture is key
    Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, considers how the STA is supporting the government’s Construction 2025 strategy
  • A sporting chance for success in 2015
    After an excellent year for the industry, Jonathan Fellingham, managing director at Donaldson Timber Engineering, considers the challenges ahead in 2015
  • Misconduct at work
    Jonathan Dale, head of employment at law firm Andrew Jackson, outlines procedures for dealing with misconduct cases

LATEST EVENTS

Annual Western Forest Industry Conference
28 Jan 2015 - 28 Jan 2015 A one-day conference for in-depth discussions and analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, threats and issues in Western North America. It features industry experts and analysts from the US and Canada
  • Legno&Edilizia
    19 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 Legno&Edilizia (Wood&Building) is atrade fair aimed at everyone in the wood construction supply chain, from architects through to building trades. The show includes technical meetings, conferences, and practical demonstrations of woodworking machinery.
  • Nepal Wood International Expo
    27 Feb 2015 - 01 Mar 2015 A leading architecture, construction, building materials, engineering, innovation, interiors and design trade event
  • Ecobuild 2015
    03 Mar 2015 - 05 Mar 2015 Annual exhibition for sustainability in the built environment