Today on Timber Trades Journal Online


Construction fuels UK timber imports
23 July, 2014 The UK’s timber and panel products imports increased in April for the 10th consecutive month, driven largely by construction industry demand.
  • TTF and BWF joint company proposed
    The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and British Woodworking Federation (BWF) have sent out a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for consideration by their respective members, proposing the formation of a joint company headed by a single chief executive.
  • Norbord Europe extends its certification
    Norbord Europe has improved its green credentials by extending the PEFC chain of custody certification to UK sites as well as applying for group FSC certification.


Promotion, sparkle and the EUTR
16 July, 2014 Vandecasteele export manager Geneviève Standaert says the timber industry needs more promotion, more women and less complex regulation, but she loves the business. She spoke to Mike Jeffree.
  • Divide and Rule
    With the referendum on Scottish independence just two months away, Sally Spencer canvassed opinion on the impact a yes vote might have on the UK timber industry.
  • On Target
    The market for Medite Tricoya Extreme is gaining momentum. Sally Spencer reports.
  • High Performance
    Kebony forecasts further growth as product awareness grows. Sally Spencer reports
  • Casting the net wider
    Markets for Lignia modified wood from New Zealand are expanding and product development continues apace. Sally Spencer reports.


New ‘roadmap’ for new homes
15 July, 2014 TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott discusses the implications of the roadmap for changes to Building Regulations
  • A call for centralised data
    André de Boer, secretary-general of the European Timber Trade Federation, on the challenges of carrying out due diligence for the EUTR
  • The timber trail
    Bob Wells, timber product director at Jewson, looks at why the merchant plays an important part in upholding environmental best practice
  • A matter of concern
    Mark Eggleston, managing director of the WJ Group, has concerns over the Industrial Emissions Directive, which comes into force next year


World Conference on Timber Engineering
10 Aug 2014 - 14 Aug 2014 WCTE is a biennial international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and design of timber structures, held in different parts of the world. It attracts researchers, engineers and architects, code consultants and building officials, contractors and project managers, fabricators and suppliers from all continents.
  • APF 2014
    18 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014 The UK's largest forestry, woodland and aboricultural exhibition
  • TTJ Awards
    25 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014 The TTJ Awards, the timber industry's premier networking event, recognise excellence in the sector
  • Timber Invest Europe
    30 Sep 2014 - 01 Oct 2014 Timber investment has matured as an asset class; new opportunities are available for investors, new regions are promising great returns – this and much more will be discussed in a programme featuring opportunities for group discussions through round table and panel sessions.