Timber Trades Journal Online


TRADA conference instructs and inspires
16 November, 2018 TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference attracted around 200 delegates including many architects, structural engineers, academics involved in timber engineering research and development, plus some suppliers.


Blue stain – A problem or not?
29 October, 2018 Andrew True asks wood scientist colleagues whether blue stain has any structural implications
  • Ship Ahoy!
    Scotline has just launched its latest vessel, the Scot Carrier, which will be the largest ship in the company’s fleet
  • Tailored for timber
    Port of Tilbury’s location continues to make it an attractive shipping destination for forest product imports
  • Look east
    ABP’s East Anglian ports are supporting a thriving timber trade


Tapping into training potential
16 October, 2018 Apprenticeship reforms offer the timber sector the opportunity to transform a training and skills development landscape that is currently excellent in parts, but still fragmented, writes Martin James, co-founder of woodworking, furniture and merchant sector training provider Didac
  • AHEC’S multiply – the sum of its parts
    The London Design Festival’s timber pavilion, MultiPly, is an example of a truly successful and innovative collaboration between leading industry and academic partners, writes Mark Milne, technical manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
  • Wood and Wellness
    We are being bombarded these days by media messages about the need to get fit and eat healthily.
  • Have your say on controlled wood
    The FSC acknowledges stakeholder concerns about the credibility of its ‘controlled wood’ standard and is inviting feedback on its review. FSC UK executive director Rosie Teasdale reports
  • Forests in fashion
    The demand for clothing is growing, and there is increasing pressure on the fashion industry to produce sustainable and recyclable items as an alternative to traditional textiles. A clear way forward, maintains the PEFC, is to increase the use of fibres from sustainably managed forests. Hannah Price, PEFC international communications officer reports