Timber Trades Journal Online
The UK softwood market spluttered through May. Intermittent demand combined with late shipping arrivals compounded the effect on importers trying to move volume, but sharply increased selling prices compensated for any downturn in cubic metres invoiced.Read more
Scotframe has launched a permanent showroom and sales office at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, as it targets a larger share of the English self-build housing market.Read more
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) and CEPE (the European association representing paints and inks) have pledged to continue their close working relationship beyond Brexit.
First UK MSc on Timber Architectural Design and Technology introduced
Edinburgh Napier University has introduced an MSc on Timber Architectural Design and Technology - the first programme of its kind in the UK.
Wood panel industry APPG reformed at Westminster
An expert working group on the contribution of one of the UK’s wood panel manufacturing industries has been launched at an event in Westminster.
Global softwood lumber prices continue climb
Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in Q1 with the growth being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Accoya producer reports annual sales growth
Chemical wood modification group Accsys Technologies plc has reported an 8% growth in annual revenue and 7% increase in Accoya sales volumes to 42,676m3.
2017 saw a rise in UK imports of US tulipwood and red oak, and completion of several American hardwood showcase construction projects. Mike Jeffree reports
Wood in water: The ultimate challenge
Gervais Sawyer looks at some of the challenges timber faces when in water.
Boards prove buoyant
Wood-based panels manufacturers are working hard to keep up with growing demand. Sally Spencer reports.
MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard is a long-term supporter of the TTJ Awards and is this year’s Headline Sponsor. Stephen Powney talks to W Howard group executive chairman Jonathan Grant
Price volatility set to continue
Fencing hits its peak season and tightness in log supply is causing headaches for pallet manufacturers. Sally Spencer reports
There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
On the front page of this issue is one of the most striking recent applications of timber I can remember. It is in the City of London at the new HQ of Bloomberg and was designed by renowned architects Foster and Partners.
Greenpeace signals new direction on certification
When Greenpeace International became one of the founding members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) back in 1993 it was a landmark moment.
Timber trades count down to the GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation has major implications for business, says Matthew Mahony, British Woodworking Federation policy and communications executive