Timber Trades Journal Online


SCA acquires Swedscot Timber
26 September, 2016 SCA Timber Supply UK has acquired Scottish timber distribution business Swedscot Timber Ltd.
  • AHEC gears up for European Conference
    This year’s American Hardwood European Conference on October 20-21 in Copenhagen will provide a platform for American hardwood exporters and the European trade to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities both industries face.
  • Covers opens new mill
    Chichester-based merchanting group Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has celebrated the launch of its renewed timber mill on September 16.
  • Rougier upbeat despite sales dip
    French-based African hardwood and plywood producer and distributor Rougier expects growth to resume in the second half, after a difficult first six months.


Time for Technology
20 September, 2016 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
  • Hot to handle
    IMHX 2016 showcases the latest in materials handling, logistics and supply chain solutions. Show organsier Rob Fisher looks at some of the show highlights.
  • Preservation, and promotion
    In Sweden, use of preserved softwood in outdoor applications, including decking and garden products, is being promoted through both marketing and lobbying. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • What’s in bloom this season?
    TTJ asks gardening journalist and former Garden Design Journal Editor Sarah Giles about coming timber garden product trends for 2016
  • Safety First
    Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) CEO Peter Harvey examines the risks of moving materials and offers guidance to keep workers safe.


A forensic exercise
21 March, 2016 find myself surrounded by wood at the moment, literally, as builders start on a major project at home.
  • Brace yourself for a bumpy ride
    British Woodworking Federation chief executive Iain McIlwee says 2016 looks set to be challenging for the joinery sector. The key is for businesses, with support from the BWF, to identify and manage the risks ahead
  • Going above and beyond on the environment
    International Timber managing director Tony Miles urges the trade to over-comply on legality obligations and set ever-higher standards of sustainability. It will be good for the environment and good for business
  • Big investments
    Investments don't get a lot bigger in the timber trade than the £95m Norbord has just committed to with its Inverness plant.
  • CTI’s baby steps to giant strides
    The support base has grown faster than anticipated, links are being forged with parliament and a strategic plan is in place for the next two years. In short the Confederation of Timber Industries is quickly building on its foundations for developing a strong single voice and clear vision for the whole supply chain, says chief executive