Today on Timber Trades Journal Online


USNR acquires Söderhamn Eriksson
26 March, 2015 USNR has acquired Söderhamn Eriksson in a move that cements the former’s leading position in the sawmilling technology sector.
  • New timber confederation plans gain impetus
    Timber sector organisations feel more relaxed about joining the planned Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) as an umbrella body rather than formally merging into it, says Timber Trade Federation (TTF) interim chief executive David Lennan.
  • Gyles Brandreth is TTJ Awards guest speaker
    Author, former Treasury Lord Commissioner in John Major’s government and regular on TV’s Have I Got News for You and BBC Radio’s Just a Minute, Gyles Brandreth will be guest speaker at the 2015 TTJ Awards.


Off-site pragmatism
24 March, 2015 Moves towards off-site construction are likely to continue but pragmatism will probably see the industry stop short of full off-site manufacture, says Luke Whale of consultants C4Ci
  • Something old, something new
    Last year’s Wood Awards Gold winner was a clever mix of traditional and contemporary timber construction. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Timber needs strong voice
    This year brings two significant news events, both of which represent debates in which timber needs to have a strong voice, explains Dave Hopkins.
  • Timber stars in act two
    The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is a faithful recreation of a Jacobean performance space. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Face to Face: Dan Rogerson
    In a new series of face-to-face interviews with important decision makers, Stephen Powney talks to UK forestry minister Dan Rogerson


A Question of tropical trust
20 January, 2015 Driving demand for sustainable tropical wood is doing the right thing for the forests, says Ralph Ridder, managing director of the Association Technique International des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT).
  • One Market, One Message
    David Lennan, chief executive of the Timber Trade Federation, explains how a stronger, more unified timber industry voice will help the sector
  • Building on solid foundations
    Wood for Good executive director Dave Hopkins looks back at a year of real progress and forwards to exciting times ahead for the communications campaign


  • Wood Guangzhou 2015
    09 May 2015 - 11 May 2015 China's leading wood and wood products trade show
  • Ligna
    11 May 2015 - 15 May 2015 A world fair for the timber and forestry industries