Timber Trades Journal Online


Walford Timber acquires G & MB Manning Ltd
17 July, 2017 Walford Timber is celebrating the successful acquisition of timber and fencing supplier G & MB Manning Ltd.
  • Scotline launches new ship at Rochester
    Around 100 people descended on Scotline’s Medway Terminal at Rochester to see the official launch of the company’s new ship Scot Navigator last Friday.


From forest to final product
20 June, 2017 Situated near the strategic port of Varberg in south Sweden is Derome AB, a multifaceted timber industry business with sawmilling operations right up to timber house manufacturing. Stephen Powney visited the Derome sawmill
  • Vida growth continues
    TTJ’s south Sweden sawmill visits kicked off with a trip to privately-owned group Vida, a Swedish timber producer with significant activity on the UK market. Stephen Powney reports
  • A Steady Course
    Sweden’s timber industry is stable, with domestic and export demand increasing and output set to rise 2-3% this year, reports Swedish Wood director Mikael Eliasson
  • UK keeps on buying American
    The Brexit vote and weak pound have so far failed to dent the UK’s appetite for US hardwoods. Rupert Oliver reports
  • US softwood goes Global
    The overseas marketing focus of the US softwood industry continues, with the southern pine sector especially notable for its export push and success. Richard Wallace, vice president, communications at the Southern Forest Products Association reports


Finding Answers to Certification Challenges
20 June, 2017 To continue to increase the volume of verified sustainable timber on the market, the industry cannot settle for the certification status quo, says James Latham plc chairman Peter Latham
  • Smart Technology
    Technology is all around us and making changes to the way we live.
  • The transformative power of technology
    Investing in the latest IT is no longer a business option, it’s a must. But the benefits can be significant, writes Anagram Systems marketing manager Nick Hardy.
  • Living in interesting times
    For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
  • Opening young eyes to the potential of timber
    TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott