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LATEST NEWS

New merchant software targets customer relationships
22 October, 2014 Ten-25 Software has developed a new integrated CRM (customer relationship management module) to its UniTrade 360 timber merchant trading system.
  • Kebony features in US award
    A riverside park in New York decked in Kebony modified wood has won a category award at the American Society of Landscape Architects Awards.
  • Grown in Britain week launches with ministerial backing
    The second annual Grown in Britain week kicked off in grand style yesterday with the secretary of state for the environment visiting a major housing project using home-grown timber in the morning and two government ministers speaking at the launch event at the House of Lords in the afternoon.
  • EUTR aids responsible timber sourcing
    The first analysis of purchases by Timber Trade Federation members since the EU Timber Regulation found a significant improvement in the reduction of risk associated with buying timber, according to the TTF annual report on responsible sourcing.
  • China Accoya dispute costs Accsys £2.5m
    The failed bid by Accsys Technologies to end an agreement to bring Accoya modified wood plants to China and South-east Asia will cost the company almost £2.5m.

LATEST FEATURES

The message is clear: Build with carbon
15 October, 2014 Dave Hopkins, executive director of Wood for Good, says the UK’s housing needs could be met at the same time as capturing more carbon.
  • FLEGT forest power to the people
    The EU FLEGT VPA process is giving local communities real influence in the operation of their forest and timber sectors and they’re urging the EU timber trade to back it. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Back on track
    An improving North American economy helped boost this year’s IWF in Atlanta. Stephen Powney of sister publication Wood- Based Panels International was there.
  • Object Lesson
    AHEC’s latest project for the London Design Festival has delivered more than anyone could have wished for. Keren Fallwell reports


BLOGS

The message is clear: Build with carbon
15 October, 2014 Dave Hopkins, executive director of Wood for Good, says the UK’s housing needs could be met at the same time as capturing more carbon.
  • Mind the gap
    Stuart Douglas, general manager, Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems, says the skills gap is becoming increasingly problematic
  • Investment and Involvement
    Dougal Driver, chief executive of the Grown in Britain campaign, explains the benefits of investing in British woodlands and forest businesses
  • Builders need timber training
    The timber industry’s efforts making value-added products can be lost by poor handling on building sites, says timber consultant Gordon Gresham

LATEST EVENTS

Brazil Wood Products & Export Conference
27 Oct 2014 - 27 Oct 2014 A one-day international conference on Brazil's timberland and wood products industry and its fit in international markets. The event will include discussions and analysis of the latest challenges, opportunities, threats, issues and price trends in 2014 and beyond.
  • Expobois 2014
    17 Nov 2014 - 20 Nov 2014 Woodworking machinery and technology show
  • Legno&Edilizia
    19 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 Legno&Edilizia (Wood&Building) is atrade fair aimed at everyone in the wood construction supply chain, from architects through to building trades. The show includes technical meetings, conferences, and practical demonstrations of woodworking machinery.