Timber Trades Journal Online


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19 July, 2019 Judged entries for the TTJ Awards 2019 need to be submitted by close of play on Monday July 22.
  • Cairngorm Capital Partners acquires another builders merchant
    Investment firm Cairngorm Capital Partners has made another acquisition in the builders merchant sector – Fairalls (Builders’ Merchants) Ltd – creating the largest independent merchanting group in the South East with combine revenues of £120m.


Burning bright
20 June, 2019 This piece by Andrew True continues the WTS’s occasional theme of ‘unsung heroes’, whose work in the past has an influence on trade today
  • It’s good to talk
    This year’s Wood Protection Association annual conference focused on collaboration and communication. Sally Spencer was there
  • Invest, upgrade and grow
    Kerridge Commercial Systems’ annual conference gave customers an insight into the company’s growth and future product development. Sally Spencer reports
  • Coastal path
    Border Merchant Systems software is a vital asset in helping Coastal to create new sales opportunities and continue to grow
  • Taking stock
    Moving to a modern, efficient ERP stock management system need not be daunting and will enhance your customer service, explains Mark Hughes, Epicor’s regional vice-president UK and Ireland


Don’t be an EU stranger
17 June, 2019 Maybe we’ll leave the EU, deal or no deal, but it’s absolutely vital that we remain in the European loop, writes Keith Fryer
  • Forest sector craves certainty
    Expectations of another slide in sterling give UK timber a competitive advantage versus imports, while demand from pallet manufacturers is robust due to end users stockpiling, both due to Brexit uncertainty. But like other industries, the UK forest sector above all wants clarity on our future, in or out of the EU, writes Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
  • You'll never work alone
    The excitement approaching a Champions League final involving two English teams was getting to fever pitch at the time of writing this column.
  • US Hardwood Heads for a Diverse Export Future
    The US-China trade war is causing a fundamental change in the American hardwood industry’s trading outlook and one outcome is renewed focus on the European market, writes American Hardwood Export Council executive director Mike Snow
  • A question of durability
    The BRE is embarking on a European programme to develop a performance life software tool to facilitate specification of timber in construction, writes Ed Suttie.