Timber Trades Journal Online


Timberwolf extends dealer network
18 April, 2019 Professional wood chipper manufacturer Timberwolf has strengthened its customer support network with the addition of two new dealers.
  • WPA Awards celebrate excellence
    Excellence in the field of timber treatments was celebrated at the annual Wood Protection Association (WPA) Awards on April 10.
  • MultiPly takes centre stage in Milan
    MultiPly, a 10m-high, carbon-neutral pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood has opened to the public in the courtyard of the University of Milan and it will remain there until April 19 as part of the curated Interni Human Spaces exhibition for Milan Design Week (Fuorisalone).


Building for the future
23 April, 2019 Futurebuild was quiet but still productive. Sally Spencer reports
  • The price is right
    One of the strongest brand names in the timber trade – Price & Pierce – has turned 150 years old. Stephen Powney travelled to Woking to see the company about its historic milestone.
  • Breaking the mould
    From augmented reality maintenance tools, to cloud-based technical support, moulder manufacturers are harnessing new technologies to drive the productivity, efficiency and all-round capabilities of their latest machines. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Incisive debate
    During Wolman’s one-day UK conference in November last year, BRE research director Dr Ed Suttie presented the final results from BRE and BASF Wolman GmbH’s joint incising study
  • Going for the burnblock
    WJ Group is investing in a new FR treatment facility following a partnership deal with Burnblock


Driving Up Standards, Attracting Talent
22 April, 2019 The year ahead looks challenging, but the BWF is not about to relax its efforts supporting the woodworking sector to further improve performance and recruit and hone the skills of its next generation of employees, says chief executive Helen Hewitt
  • Getting training on track
    Progress is being made, but improving training and education continues to be an imperative for the future of the timber sector, writes Geoff Rhodes of forest products and international trade consultancy GRA, recipient of TTJ’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • A numbers game
    Watching a magician perform at the North West Timber Trade Association annual dinner in Liverpool recently reminded me of the Brexit conundrum still facing the UK (in late March).
  • Going circular to close the materials loop
    To ensure timber supply can meet growing consumption without depleting the forest resource, the sector needs to develop new approaches on reuse and recovery says Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Making the most of wood in healthy buildings
    Treated and modified timber have a key role to play in helping construction capitalise fully on the wellness benefits of wood, writes Wood Protection Association chief executive Gordon Ewbank