Timber Trades Journal Online
News that the government wants to ban combustible cladding on buildings over 18m has led the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) to issue a warning that cladding at lower height levels may also be affected.Read more
James Latham is now offering the Horizon range of North American sawn lumber products which, due to the family-run Pennsylvanian producer’s unique LOG-INTACT process, effectively book-matches solid wood.
Swedish Design Pavilion in the pink at London Design Fair
The Swedish Design Pavilion at this year’s London Design Fair caused something of a stir. Sponsored for the first time by Swedish Wood and designed by Karin Sundberg of KarIN architects, the pavilion was constructed entirely of high quality Swedish solid pine, with plywood plinths, all finished in a deep pink translucent stain, which proved to have a considerable wow factor and made the pavilion a central attraction of the Fair.
US red oak features in Stirling Prize winner
The European headquarters of Bloomberg has won the prestigious Riba Stirling prize for architecture.
Snows Timber opens new National Sales Office
Snows Timber has opened a new national sales office in Towcester, Northamptonshire.
Rowlinson Timber expands its operations to the south-east
Rowlinson Timber Ltd has announced that due to large/sustained and successful growth over the last few years, it has seen the need to open a main distribution hub in the south-east of the country. As a result, from January 1, 2019 its main operations will be based from the Port of Sheerness, working in collaboration with Peel Ports.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy has highlighted a catalogue of errors, none of which can be attributed to wood, says John Park
The Wood Awards 2018 shortlist features the best of British architecture and product design. TTJ highlights a small selection
EPF ready for the future
The European Panel Federation’s General Assembly in Lucerne covered a vast range of subjects affecting the panels sector, Stephen Powney reports from the event
The ABC of the W
The biennial W Exhibition opens its doors at the NEC at the end of this month
Innovation on show
Next month’s Timber Expo focuses firmly on innovation and on the future for timber in construction
The FSC acknowledges stakeholder concerns about the credibility of its ‘controlled wood’ standard and is inviting feedback on its review. FSC UK executive director Rosie Teasdale reports
Forests in fashion
The demand for clothing is growing, and there is increasing pressure on the fashion industry to produce sustainable and recyclable items as an alternative to traditional textiles. A clear way forward, maintains the PEFC, is to increase the use of fibres from sustainably managed forests. Hannah Price, PEFC international communications officer reports
Reaching for the crystal ball
I know it’s probably an age thing (my default attribution of blame mechanism) but time seems to be slipping past at a rate of knots. Working on a monthly magazine means that often, in my head at least, I’m a month ahead of the actual date.
Challenging times call for cohesive action
Faced with accelerating change on multiple fronts, the forestry and timber supply chain needs to take responsibility for its own future”and get even more involved in the decision making processes shaping its destiny, writes Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
The time to harness opportunities is now
The time is ripe for the timber industry to harness the opportunities presented by a growing interest in health and wellbeing, argues Christiane Lellig, campaign director for Wood for Good