Timber Trades Journal Online
The new, fully operational line will see the Timber Systems Division of James Jones and Sons Ltd double its I-Joist production capacity to 20 million lineal metres and claiming to have “The largest, fastest and most efficient I-Joist line in Europe.”Read more
New measures to improve building safety standards announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick include a consultation process to evaluate banning combustible materials ‘in and on’ exterior walls lower than the previous 18m threshold.Read more
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) home manufacturer Legal & General (L&G) has decided to use steel and concrete for its multi-storey apartments construction programme.Read more
The world’s biggest trade show for the woodworking and timber processing industry, LIGNA, takes place in May 2021. But a sister event: LIGNA Conference will also be held on 6 and 7 October in Rosenheim, Germany.
Myanmar authorities ready to cooperate with investigation in Holland
Police in the Netherlands have seized a shipment of what is said to be Myanmar teak that was being transported from the Czech Republic. The police followed up with raids of several locations in Holland.
Development of super thick plywood in Japan
Tokyo based Seihoku Plywood is developing a plywood with a thickness of more than 50mm and it is applying to obtain Japanese Organic Regulation (JAS) certificate. This would allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market.
Brexit and EU wood product quotas
The Brazilian Association for Mechanically Processed Timber (ABIMCI) started a dialogue with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) to define the quota system for timber products exported by Brazil to the European Union and the United Kingdom.
Forestry Commission using aerial photography to manage forests
The Forestry Commission has disclosed that it is using aerial photographs to manage and regulate public and private forests throughout the UK.
Associate purchasing director Stewart Lloyd from TIMco, talks about the latest trends in fixings and fasteners and how customer demand is driving the evolution of products
Timcon’s Pragmatic approach to brexit pays off
The UK pallet sector is on the frontline of Brexit impacts but TIMCON has worked hard to manage the transition
Can’t see the wood for the trees!
John Park says that if the future of Man really is at stake we should help tackle the climate change emergency by using more wood
Last year’s Wood Awards winners showcased timber in all its forms
Timber training on track
The rebirth of the Institute of Carpenters over the past 12 months is focused on bringing industry and education together to train and nurture talent for the future of the UK woodworking sector. Mike Jeffree reports
A new decade is here. Can you believe it is 20 years since the Millennium?
Catching the green deal wave
European woodworking industries must work together to support and capitalise on development of a new low environmental impact economic model, says Patrizio Antonicoli, secretary-general of the European Woodworking Industries Confederation – CEI Bois
Clock is ticking for tropical forest sustainability
The Fair&Precious campaign commits business to support sustainable tropical timber sourcing and communicates the multiple benefits of sustainable forest management, says Benoît Jobbé-Duval, managing director of the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT)
Different pathways - same destination
The 2019 Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition saw varying views expressed on the route to tropical timber sustainability, but agreement on the importance of getting there, reports Nienke Sleurink, programme manager at Netherlandsbased IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Christmas cards – going out of fashion?
This month we’re indulging a bit by using this December issue front cover as a giant Christmas card to all our readers in the UK and across the world.