Timber Trades Journal Online
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based...Read more
A London builders’ merchant has reminded shadow chancellor John McDonnell of the vital role played by merchants in supporting house construction and improvement work.Read more
The timber treatment sector has been urged to unlock its “creative freedom” and better communicate the benefits of treated wood during the annual Wood Protection Association (WPA) Conference in Derby.
Architectural students rewarded in NWTTA competition
Budding architects have been rewarded by the timber trade for innovative timber design.
£100k awarded to innovative timber construction systems
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.
Automated cross-cut demand increases in the UK, says Daltons Wadkin
Daltons Wadkin has noted an increase in demand for automated cross-cut saws in the UK.
W Exhibition puts focus on new talent
This year’s W Exhibition and sister show Elements will continue their pledge to support and promote new talent in the furniture manufacturing industry.
Janet Sycamore from the Timber Decking & Cladding Association reports on the longevity of the decking market and the rise of wood plastic composites
Last year presented some challenges for manufacturers of garden products but they are optimistic for 2018. Sally Spencer reports
A tale of two winters
While the late and sudden onset of winter has hampered trade in the UK, the colder weather has eased log extractions and access to raw material from supplying countries. Jerry Wilson reports
Best of Both Worlds
Plastic has long been viewed as one of timber’s enemies in the fight for sales of building products.
Leisha Marlow tells TTJ what she most enjoys about working in the timber industry and Daltons Wadkin deploys its Red Team
James Latham Group environmental manager Ewa Bazydlo welcomes the government’s pledge to stay at the EU table on timber legality regulation and assurance post Brexit
Government backing British
With increasing support in the highest places, Grown in Britain’s momentum can only grow, says chief executive Dougal Driver
EUTR fine reminds about role of certification
As TTJ went to press, the news came through of the first UK timber importer to be fined under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Communicating FLEGT is key
Indonesian FLEGT-licensed timber has been available for over a year, but still more has to be done to communicate what lies behind the licence, writes TTF head of sustainability Mike Worrell.
Wood - but not as we know it
Species, specification and application – all need to be rethought to ensure timber fulfill its promise as the material of the future, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology