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Global sawlog prices hit low levels in Q2
05 October, 2015 The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell in the second quarter to its lowest level in six years, according to industry bulletin the Wood Resource Quarterly.
  • BWF and STA to collaborate
    The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and Structural Timber Association (STA) are launching a new collaboration agreement at Timber Expo.
  • Norvik invests in Laesti
    Norvik Timber Industries’ Estonian subsidiary Laesti is investing in a new boiler, a dry sorting line and kilning technology at its Sauga sawmill in Pärnu.


Traders Tee-Off
20 August, 2015 The biggest event in the UK timber industry golf calendar – the Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) National Golf competition – once again proved to be a big meeting point for the sector and a valuable source of fund-raising for the TTBS. Ivan Savage, TTBS general secretary, was there to bring this report for TTJ
  • Rosy Future for Timber Frame
    The timber frame sector is benefiting from the upturn in construction activity, with market share of new build housing now nudging 25%. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Skills Take Centre Stage
    Joinery companies from across the UK gathered earlier this year for the British Woodworking Federation’s annual Members’ Day. BWF publicity consultant Liz Male was there to bring this report
  • Going with the Grain
    Timber in furniture making has an incredible past – and promising future. Keren Fallwell reports
  • NSTS Levels the Playing Field
    When the much-awaited National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS) hits the presses this summer, following a period of consultation, it marks a significant step forward for the timber industry in terms of levelling the playing field against its competitive material set, says TRADA


Catching a Wave
20 August, 2015 How exactly do you catch a wave? In the body boarding sense I mean.
  • CLT aims for Pinnacle of Success
    B & K Structures managing director Nick Milestone has been involved in some of the UK’s most ground-breaking cross laminated timber-based construction projects, including the award-winning new BSkyB Believe in Better Building. So why, he asks, is CLT now reaching such new and impressive heights?
  • Timber now has the training tools
    Proskills has been working with UK timber for nearly a decade, the result, a new raft of dedicated industry qualifications and training framework. Here apprenticeship and qualifications development manager Lisa Williamson highlights what’s been achieved, but also urges the sector to make the most of its new training tools.
  • Ash dieback – The phoney war is over
    In some parts of the country reports of the threat posed by Ash dieback seemed exaggerated. But now, says English Woodlands Timber managing director Tom Compton, it’s spread far and wide. And it’s serious.
  • EUTR talk
    I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that the EU Timber Regulation is probably one of the most important things to happen in the European timber trade.


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  • Xylexpo 2016
    24 May 2016 - 28 May 2016 A biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry suppliers