Timber Trades Journal Online


Travis Perkins delivers solid Q3, will demerge Wickes by Q2, 2020
22 October, 2019 Travis Perkins has delivered a “solid” Q3 performance, despite trading conditions becoming incrementally more challenging through the course of the summer as a result of the on-going market uncertainty.
  • Anker Stuy UK base opens
    Dutch ambassador to the UK Simon Smits has attended the opening of Anker Stuy Coatings’ UK operation.


The Plywood Saga – Part 2
18 September, 2019 Sellers of plywood should know its composition and how it will perform in service, says John Park
  • Selection day
    The Wood Awards showcase the best of architecture and product design with timber. TTJ highlights a small selection of the 2019 shortlist
  • Board talk
    Panel producers and suppliers to the industry gathered in Scotland for the important European Panel Federation AGM. Stephen Powney attended and brings this report
  • Sweet success
    George Fereday, senior lecturer and technology co-ordinator at the CASS School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University explains how design can be used as a tool to promote home-grown species


Fire issue remains hot topic
22 October, 2019 The issue of fire and timber has been in the news again recently.
  • An open channel for FLEGT feedback
    The IMM’s role is to monitor timber trade impacts of the EU FLEGT VPA initiative, and market responses to it, writes lead consultant Sarah Storck
  • Much accomplished, more to do
    Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz, was recently appointed the new secretary-general of the European Timber Trade Federation. His mission is to develop its role further as a voice to government, a communication platform and a plug into the global marketplace
  • Flying the flag for FLEGT
    Our future trading relationship with Europe may be uncertain, but the TTF has clear plans for its new Europe-wide FLEGT communications project, writes marketing consultant Lucy Kamall