Timber Trades Journal Online


Premier announces first Group CEO and records record growth
16 July, 2018 Newport-based Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another successive year of record growth as it marks its 25th anniversary and announces its first CEO.
  • Taylor Lane wins timber frame contract for army homes project
    Taylor Lane Timber Frame Ltd has been awarded a contract by Lovell, part of UK construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Group plc, to provide timber frame kits for 450 new homes for service personnel and their families, relocating from Germany to Wiltshire as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP).
  • Building as tall as trees at Timber Expo
    Timber merchants, joinery manufacturers and their architectural clients will benefit from a powerful opportunity to boost their knowledge and network with their industry colleagues at Timber Expo.


The IT crowd
25 June, 2018 IT providers are continuing to deliver innovative software solutions to the timber industry. Sally Spencer reports
  • On tour with Glennon brothers
    TTJ Career Development Award sponsor Glennon Brothers recently hosted a tour of Ireland’s forest products sector for the 2017 award finalists. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Better by design
    Advances in technology and software provision is keeping timber designers ahead of the game. Sally Spencer reports
  • Customer service
    Kerridge Commercial Systems business analyst Brian Minns explains how some of the company’s most recent developments have been driven by the specific needs of its customers
  • Offsite on target
    UK housebuilders don’t underestimate the challenges their industry faces, but are investing in meeting them, including in offsite prefabrication. Mike Jeffree reports.


Tightening of fire regulations loom
20 June, 2018 There has been a lot of talk in the timber industry about the potential knock-on effects of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell fire.
  • Don’t panic, do get technical
    The General Data Protection Regulation and a backlash against business social media use should not trigger a wholesale rethink on marketing strategy, but the Grenfell disaster should prompt a focus on precision of product performance claims, writes Liz Male of Liz Male Consulting.
  • Construction class action
    The Design Engineer Construct! programme enables construction and associated businesses to really engage in attracting badly needed new young talent to their industry, says Alison Watson MBE of Class of Your Own
  • Is face-to-face customer service dead?
    There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
  • Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
    It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables