Timber Trades Journal Online


TTF joins forces with Timber Decking and Cladding Association
04 December, 2019 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has stepped up its efforts to create a unified voice across the timber sectors by signing a partnership agreement with the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA).
  • Stirling duo bow out after 77 years
    David and Dorothy Sulman, who will be well known to many in the timber trade, have recently announced their retirement from the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor), on December 31, after combined service in the timber trade of 77 years.
  • Grown in Britain promotes a home-grown Christmas
    Grown in Britain is urging consumers and retailers to choose certified British-grown Christmas trees this winter, for an independent assurance they are grown in the UK, high on quality and freshness and low on tree miles.
  • TRADA updates Eurocode 5 guide
    The second edition of the “Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5” was launched at TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference in London on November 27 – helping engineers maximise timber’s potential while meeting the requirements of Eurocode 5.
  • BMF achieves three nominations in Association Awards
    The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has been shortlisted in three categories of the Association Awards, which promote best practice and showcase important work being done in UK trade associations and professional membership organisations.


Standards life
26 November, 2019 Vic Kearley looks at the career of another of wood science’s ‘unsung heroes’, John Dinwoodie
  • Another Strand
    European Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) manufacturer Tabsal SCL has been investing in R&D at its Spanish base as it plans to make further inroads into new markets and applications. Stephen Powney reports
  • Creating a legacy
    Technical benchmarking has helped deliver a creative legacy for red oak. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Timber Integrates into UKCW
    Timber sector exhibitors became a fully-fledged part of the UK’s biggest construction show at the Birmingham NEC. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Harnessing the Market to sustainability
    The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition is committed to increasing European consumption of sustainably sourced tropical timber – and its strategies and ambitions continue to evolve. Mike Jeffree reports


General election: Forget Brexit, Get Britain Building!
05 December, 2019 TTJ managing director David Hopkins says politicians should unite around the need to solve the housing crisis
  • Levelling the EUTR playing field a priority
    Only with uniform enforcement and due diligence support for importers can the EUTR keep illegal timber off the EU market, says Indra Van Gisbergen, forest and development campaigner at NGO, Fern
  • Tackling market and climate change
    The International Softwood Conference shone a spotlight not just on trade trends, but also the industry’s urgent need to rise to environmental challenges, says TTF president Charles Hopping