Timber Trades Journal Online
5,000 seat stadium for Forest Green Rovers in Gloucestershire, has finally been given the go-ahead following appeal and several amendments to the project to win over the planning authorities.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
Oakwrights will create the designs for three new NMITE buildings on the Skylon site: The Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT); The Centre for Automated Manufacture (CAM); Centre for Future Skills (CFS).
Corrupt Indonesian timber company boss jailed for five years and fined more than $180,000
A high court in Indonesia has upheld the conviction, jail term and fine of a corrupt timber trader. The relatively severe punishment is the first of its kind in the Indonesia timber sector.
Italy's Scm Group confirms its financial stability and rewards innovation
Scm Group ended 2019 with a turnover in excess of €700m Euro, in line with 2018's record figures and on budget for the year. It was also in line with orders thanks mainly to the upward swing in the last few months.
Skilled wood-tradesmen are the most sought after workers in the UK construction industry.
When it comes to employers looking to fill vacant positions, it is clearly more advantageous to be trained in some jobs than others. According to Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Construction Skills Network report, the top 15 in-demand manual labour jobs and corresponding annual recruitment requirements (ARR) have been identified.
Timber façade for Google’s new London HQ to be largest in the world
Hess Timber is developing the façade system for the new Google HQ in London together with Josef Gartner GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of custom-made façades.
BS Handling Systems has installed a pallet conveyor at SCA Wood UK
The TTF’s Tropical Timber Forum featured presentations from companies on the ground in the tropical forestry belt. Sally Spencer was there
Present Problems, Positive Prospects
Insect pest, storm damage and over production are impacting the softwood sector, but soaring global housing demand presents exciting opportunity. Mike Jeffree reports from the International Softwood Conference 2019
Production of wood briquettes from waste wood material is helping a Croatian pallet producer boost its revenues significantly
Use of waste wood and forest biomass material continues to be an important focus for the timber industry in reducing costs, for product manufacture and power/heat generation. Stephen Powney reports
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.
General election: Forget Brexit, Get Britain Building!
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