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LATEST NEWS

Drones help to improve forestry planning
29 May, 2020 Laser equipped drones that can see underlying terrain beneath a forest canopy are helping Forestry and Land Scotland to plan how it manages woodlands.
  • Russian log exports down 23%
    Russia’s export of sawn goods totalled 4.1m tons Q1 2020 - down 7.5% year-on-year. Log exports decreased by 23.8% to 2.89m m3.
  • Swisspacer appoints new MD
    Victoria Renz-Kiefel will replace the retiring MD, Andreas Geith, at the Swiss manufacturer of warm edge spacer bars on 31 May 2020.

LATEST FEATURES

Challenges ahead for the UK softwood sector
21 April, 2020 The TTF Softwood Conference presented a mixed and uncertain message for delegates. Just as the post-Brexit landscape started to emerge, fresh challenges lie ahead, not least the COVID-19 coronavirus. Simon Hastelow reports
  • Three into one
    Tweddle Engineering, WTT and MSL are being incorporated into a new company – the WTM Group. Sally Spencer reports
  • Tomorrow’s Timber Talent
    This year’s TRADA University Challenge student competitors were tasked with designing a timber-based housing scheme
  • Building futures
    Futurebuild 2020 had the subject of climate emergency as its theme. Simon Hastelow reports

BLOGS

Planting plans remain a priority
06 May, 2020 To meet UK 2050 climate change targets, support biodiversity, rural livelihoods – and deliver a sustainable timber supply, politicians must be held to their pledges on tree planting, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
  • Communication is even more critical in crisis
    Like the rest of the business community, the timber sector is facing unprecedented challenges in the pandemic. It’s key to stay informed and keep communications channels open, says Timber Trade Federation MD Dave Hopkins
  • Sticking together
    Last week was a whirlwind for all companies operating in the building supplies chain, with adjustments due to the government’s announcement of restrictions on certain business operations to slow the spread of coronavirus, writes TTJ editor Stephen Powney.
  • Ban must not impact UK’s Timber Construction leadership
    In making the building sector more risk averse on use of wood, new regulation on use of combustible materials in and on external walls risks turning the industry off environmentally beneficial engineered timber-based construction, says Anthony Thistleton of architects Waugh Thistleton