Timber Trades Journal Online
A new Wood Interiors Group to benefit and support those involved with interior joinery products is being launched by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).Read more
Swedish sawmiller Setra has reported an operating profit of SKr153m (2015: SKr47m) for the full year 2016 and has predicted positive market developments this year.
Timbmet acquired by Hadleigh Timber Group
The Timbmet Group has been acquired by the Hadleigh Timber Group, the owners of Meyer Timber.
Confor welcomes increased Scottish tree planting target
Confor has welcomed new Scottish government plans to increase its annual tree planting target from 10,000ha to 15,000ha by 2025 – a growth from around 22 million to 33 million trees every year.
Irish forestry minister visits Glennon Brothers’ Fermoy mill
Timber processor Glennon Brothers has welcomed Irish forestry minister Andrew Doyle to its Fermoy facility.
HSE authorises the continued use of creosote in UK
The use of creosote in the UK as an industrially-applied wood preservative has recently been authorised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) under The Biocidal Products Regulation.
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
Wood and water
Moisture content is an important facet of today’s timber product, says Wood Technology Society chairman John Park
The TTF has set out its strategy for the future, one that will see it add value to all its activities. Sally Spencer reports
Splashing the cash
Joinery companies continue to invest in product development and production technology. Sally Spencer reports
Building on recovery
The joinery sector has followed the fortunes of the recovering construction sector and, according to the BWF, business is good. Sally Spencer reports
Well it happened. Whatever way you voted in the EU referendum we now face undeniably one of the biggest periods of change ever in the UK. That’s democracy!
Driving positive change
British Woodworking Federation (BWF) chief executive Iain McIlwee says the BWF has joined the Confederation of Timber Industries at a time of great opportunity to drive positive change
Speaking out with a single voice
Recent months have certainly seen major political upheaval, says Timber Trade Federation managing director David Hopkins. But, with this comes great opportunity
Let’s kick out unaccredited plywood
The TTF’s Plywood Summit is aiming for third party accreditation for all hardwood plywood. Without it, writes president Keith Fryer, the consequences could be dire
The training game
A new approach to training is needed to ensure the timber industry gets enough new recruits for its future development, says TRADA marketing and membership services manager Rupert Scott