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The UK government has today set out ambitious housebuilding plans in its long-awaited housing industry white paper called “Fixing our broken housing market”.Read more
World-leading international wood industry exhibition Ligna is on course for a bigger event in 2017.
UBM sells Ecobuild show
Futurebuild Events Ltd has announced that it has acquired Ecobuild from UBM.
Steph McGovern to host TTJ Awards
Broadcaster Steph McGovern will be the host and guest speaker for the TTJ Awards 2017.
US lumber markets price volatility
US lumber markets are seeing some major price volatility, according to market research company International Wood Markets Group Inc.
Joinery sales expected to rise but cost pressures remain
The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Joinery State of Trade Survey has indicated that an increased number of joinery manufacturers are expecting a rise in sales in the current quarter.
The W series woodworking technology exhibition has built up momentum over recent shows, with 2016’s W16 event set to be a further step up in size, reports Stephen Powney
Hitting the heights
Architects, engineers, construction industry professionals and representatives of the timber supply chain attended the fourth Wood for Good conference series at London’s Canada House at the end of June. Sally Spencer joined them
Forest Garden’s British-grown pedigree should be a post-Brexit benefit, but it’s not relying on that alone for success. Sally Spencer reports
Onwards and upwards
The British-grown timber sector is determined to make the best of the decision to leave the EU. Sally Spencer reports
The “science” of buying and selling
Timber pricing has a ‘wood’ science aspect – economics, psychology and sociology all playing a part in the equation. So is the timber trade capable, by application of those sciences, of change for the better? Andrew True, a recently retired trader himself, says yes
With the first EUTR-exempt FLEGT-licensed timber now set to arrive in the EU this year, European Timber Trade Federation Secretary General André de Boer says the industry should focus on making the most of its potential
UK mills on investment trail
There have been several different announcements on the UK mill scene these last few weeks.
What does it take to be a winner
Engineered timber products are opening new horizons for wood, notably in construction. But, says Peter Wilson, architect, director of Timber Design Initiatives Ltd and TTJ Awards judge, to realize their even greater future potential demands ‘serious investment’ in R&D
From uncertainty to a firmer future
Mark Bowers, product director at Snows Timber, says the trade’s future prospects are good if belief remains high in timber’s credentials and products
Getting a clearer picture
It is now nearly two months from the UK’s Brexit vote. While the market picture and prospects are not wholly clear, we are getting more signs of how the market is reacting. When Travis Perkins, one of the UK’s biggest sellers of wood, publishes its quarterly results, there are always some good pointers.