Today on Timber Trades Journal Online


Plinth specialist supports Medite
18 April, 2014 Medite Premier MDF is being used by a leading plinth maker to supply museums, exhibitions, sporting events, galleries and retail.
  • FSC Online Claims Platform tested worldwide
    In response to industry concerns over the administrative and cost burdens of implementing the FSC’s Online Claims Platform (OCP), the organisation has announced the launch of a new round of testing by 150 organisations.
  • NZ exporters’ future remains shaky
    New Zealand’s timber industry, which has closed more than 40 sawmills in the past decade, is likely to face more pain as a result of lower-cost Chinese mills, rising competition and a strong kiwi dollar.


Bucking the glulam trend
05 April, 2014 Buckland Timber represents a rare commodity in the UK - a domestic producer of glulam beams. Stephen Powney reports.
  • On-the-spot guidance
    Metsä Wood’s new Finnframe installation app can help eliminate site errors.
  • Timber’s pitch to parliament
    A roundtable policy debate at the House of Commons revealed construction industry support for timber but the MPs were less vocal.
  • On the rail road
    Louisiana-Pacific’s laminated strand lumber products are being trialled in the UK, including as a rail product.


Biomass impacts wood supply
07 April, 2014 Biomass demand is exacerbating the current log shortage, says Arvid Nielsen, general manager of John Grimes Sawmills
  • The golden age of timber dawns
    The industry’s concerted and collaborative efforts to raise timber’s profile are paying off, says TTF chief executive John White
  • A gateway to innovation
    At least 20 products made from Scottish-grown timber have resulted from a three-year research project. Peter Wilson from Edinburgh Napier University explains
  • Agglomeration is the answer
    A new federation of federations addresses the UK timber industry’s fragmentation, says TTJ editor Mike Jeffree


  • Xylexpo
    13 May 2014 - 17 May 2014