Today on Timber Trades Journal Online
A new timber decking structure is taking shape on 140-year-old Hastings Pier, which is undergoing a £14m restoration thanks to Heritage Lottery funding.Read more
Medite Premier MDF is being used by a leading plinth maker to supply museums, exhibitions, sporting events, galleries and retail.
Rougier strengthens its import activities in France:
French hardwood specialist Rougier has merged its timber and wood products and plywood procurement and distribution businesses to drive “logistic and commercial synergies”.
BSW opens Tilbury distribution centre
BSW Timber has opened a distribution centre at the port in Tilbury, Essex, to provide next-day delivery in London and the south-east.
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.
Buckland Timber represents a rare commodity in the UK - a domestic producer of glulam beams. Stephen Powney reports.
Metsä Wood’s new Finnframe installation app can help eliminate site errors.
Building provides solid foundation for I-joist sales
Demand for I-joists is firming but volumes are still a long way off pre-recession levels. Stephen Powney reports
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 demand is exacerbating the current log shortage, says Arvid Nielsen, general manager of John Grimes Sawmills
Knowledge key to unlock sales
Three new initiatives will help timber’s profile but the industry must use them, says TTJ editor Mike Jeffree
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
Carrefour International du Bois
Timber industry show attracting 500 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors from throughout Europe