Today on Timber Trades Journal Online
BSW Timber’s sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys, became the latest stop on the election trail when it hosted a visit from Prime Minister David Cameron.Read more
Q1, 2015 was the first quarter to show growth in the builders’ merchant sector for all three months of a quarter since Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) industry statistics began nine months ago.
Dr Peter Bonfield is guest speaker at CTI launch
BRE chief executive Dr Peter Bonfield OBE will be guest speaker at the launch of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) on June 10.
Howarth Timber fined £93,750 in health and safety case
Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has been fined £93,750 for serious safety breaches after a roofing worker died from an 8m fall at its site Tottenham, north London.
Timber Expo seminar details released
Timber Expo has released details of its wide-ranging seminar programme for this year’s event as part of UK Construction Week at Birmingham NEC this October.
James Donaldson agrees £16m funding package
James Donaldson & Sons Ltd (JDS) has agreed a £16m finding agreement with RBS as part of growth plans.
Ranging from forest management, to development of new technologies for wood processing, there can’t be many timber companies with a broader perspective than Danzer. Mike Jeffree reports
The name of the game
Specialist Joinery (South) and its trading arm Westgate Joinery have had a role reversal. Sally Spencer reports.
There is a huge variety of different decking products these days, be it pressure-treated softwood, hardwood, anti-slip, modified or wood-plastic composite. Robin Meade reports.
Decking sales in merchant branches are kicking off with the advent of spring. Robin Meade takes a look at the market.
Forklift manufacturers are experiencing increasing investment in handling technology by the timber industry, reports Robin Meade.
So, spring is here at last and with it that first touch of milder weather, lighter evenings and a feeling of optimism about the months to come.
Addressing the knowledge gap
Geoff Rhodes, industry consultant and chair of the advisory board of the Forest Products Research Institute, says Napier University is addressing the timber knowledge gap in architectural and engineering students
Eutr anniversary performance check
Peter Latham, chairman of James Latham plc, looks at the effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) two years after it was implemented
Making the most of wood protection
The wood protection industry is building confidence in the performance of treated wood and helping the industry comply with regulatory controls, says Wood Protection Association director Steve Young
Travelling around Scotland with colleague Thomas Jay (TTJ group sales manager) recently gave ample evidence of the business confidence being felt by companies in the timber industry.
Vienna International Wood Products/Markets Conference, Expo & Tours
Five interrelated events, including the Schweighofer Prize 2015 Awards ceremony and reception on June 16
A two-day show covering the latest products, innovations and developments in the UK and international timber industry
A biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry suppliers