Timber Trades Journal Online


New Irish timber sector trade association launches
17 January, 2019 Forest Industries Ireland (FII), a new trade association for Ireland’s forestry and timber industries officially launched in Dublin on January 9.
  • New MD at David Salisbury
    After a record-breaking 2018 for David Salisbury Joinery the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Wes Kangurs as its new managing director as part of the next phase of its development.


Visible and invisible wood
16 January, 2019 The invisible wood all around us, in our built environment, is contributing to the climate agenda in several ways, says Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre
  • A compelling storey
    The annual Wood Awards saw Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery “rise to the top”
  • Surface area
    The Surface Design Show returns to the London Business Design Centre next month
  • Inspire and Improve
    TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference created discussion points around how timber-based construction can be improved. Sally Spencer reports
  • Sowing seedlings for the future
    Södra’s traditional co-operative business model continues to deliver growth and innovation – including in the UK. Mike Jeffree reports


Building on market momentum
16 January, 2019 The EU timber trade faces challenges in 2019, not least the potential impacts of Brexit, but the woodworking industries federation CEI-Bois is determined to help it maintain market impetus, writes secretary-general Patrizio Antonicoli
  • Panto is over, but political farce continues
    Continued lack of clarity over Brexit is causing inevitable economic uncertainty and stress, but the timber sector and Timber Trade Federation is focused on business development regardless, writes TTF managing director David Hopkins
  • Staying engaged with EU opportunity
    Regardless of Brexit, the UK timber sector must cultivate, maintain and improve relationships with colleagues across the rest of Europe, writes Keith Fryer Buildbase forest products development manager
  • A fire safety essential
    Post Grenfell, more than ever, Declarations of Performance for fi re rated panels are a key assurance, writes Meyer Timber compliance manager Stephen Cope
  • Potentially momentous times for tropical timber
    There are major opportunities for tropical timber in marine civil engineering applications, but only if suppliers and customers are persuaded to use a wider range of lesser-known species, writes Dr John Williams, principal consultant at engineering, environmental and technical services consultancy RSK