Timber Trades Journal Online
Södra Wood Ltd’s new two-year contract with Denholm Port Services is part of Södra taking steps to streamline its imports and mitigate any potential issues or customs delays in light of increased paperwork and more complex requirements following the UK’s departure from the EU.Read more
James Jones & Sons has recently completed installations of new biomass plants at its Mosstodloch and Aboyne sawmills, with a combined investment of £5.4m.Read more
With national lockdown restrictions scheduled to be lifted on June 21, the Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed a change of date for the 2021 BMF All Industry Conference, which will now be held from November 4-7.
APF 2021 postponed
Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid-19 and after consultation with sponsors, exhibitors and visitors, the directors of APF 2021 have taken the decision to postpone the event for a further year. The show will now take place from September 22-24, 2022 at the same venue at Ragley Estate.
Vandecasteele sets up UK company
Vandecasteele Houtimport has created a UK registered company to minimise post-Brexit administration and streamline service for customers.
UK economy predicted to return to pre-Covid levels by middle of 2022
The UK economy is forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, with growth of 7.3% next year, according to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak.
National Timber Group expands further with strategic acquisition of Hymor Timber
The National Timber Group (NTG) has acquired Hymor Timber Ltd, a £4.5m annual turnover (2020) timber merchant located in Stoke-on-Trent.
Builders’ merchants saw their year-on-year sales grow by 9% in November, in spite of Covid-19 restrictions
The natural choice
Cladding suppliers put surging sales down to a home refurbishment boom and growing demand for sustainable building products. Mike Jeffree reports
May the force be with you
Sansin has released its new WoodForce system
Coatings keep it covered
As the UK acclimatises to lockdown number three, the coatings and finishes sector reflects on 2020, a year that, in terms of trade at least, proved better than expected. Sally Spencer reports
Recovery continues apace
The latest TTF statistics show an increase in imports in the month of October
More than ever, the timber sector needs to communicate the benefits of sustainable forest management – Södra is doing it in virtual 3D, writes sales director Nigel Buckley-Ryan
Time to state the carbon case
As the European timber industry deals with the fallout from pandemic, it must continue to state wood’s case as a key material for decarbonising construction, writes European Woodworking Industries Confederation secretary-general Silvia Melegari
Working to boost African tropical forest certification
It’s time for new impetus for certification of tropical forests, and PEFC – with a diverse coalition of stakeholders – is making great strides towards this goal, writes PEFC International chairman Peter Latham OBE
Strict protection the way forward?
The FSC sees sustainable management as key for preserving tropical forests and aims to increase the area under its certification scheme from 18 million to 50 million ha, says director-general Kim Carstensen
A question of confidence
As I write this, England was preparing once again to go into another lockdown, albeit a shorter one.