Timber Trades Journal Online
Private equity firm Cairngorm Capital has swooped to acquire UK timber industry giant Arnold Laver.Read more
TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference attracted around 200 delegates including many architects, structural engineers, academics involved in timber engineering research and development, plus some suppliers.
Taylor Wimpey reports solid result but cautions on South East market
National housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has reported “solid” trading conditions but warned that heightened political and economic uncertainty have led to some signs of customer caution, particularly in the South East.
Clear wood-based wrapping film wins New Wood competition
A clear packaging film made from wood pulp rather than plastic has won the New Wood competition.
Private investor Cairngorm swoops to acquire Arnold Laver
Private equity firm Cairngorm Capital has swooped to acquire UK timber industry giant Arnold Laver.
Stora Enso’s forest associate Bergvik Skog sells forestland in Latvia
Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, has divested its ownership in its subsidiaries in Latvia where the company owned a total of 100,000 hectares of forestland.
Andrew True asks wood scientist colleagues whether blue stain has any structural implications
Recovery and recycling in TIMCON’s sights
Delegates at TIMCON’s AGM last month heard the organisation is committed to tackling high prices and packaging targets
Scotline has just launched its latest vessel, the Scot Carrier, which will be the largest ship in the company’s fleet
Tailored for timber
Port of Tilbury’s location continues to make it an attractive shipping destination for forest product imports
ABP’s East Anglian ports are supporting a thriving timber trade
Apprenticeship reforms offer the timber sector the opportunity to transform a training and skills development landscape that is currently excellent in parts, but still fragmented, writes Martin James, co-founder of woodworking, furniture and merchant sector training provider Didac
AHEC’S multiply – the sum of its parts
The London Design Festival’s timber pavilion, MultiPly, is an example of a truly successful and innovative collaboration between leading industry and academic partners, writes Mark Milne, technical manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
Wood and Wellness
We are being bombarded these days by media messages about the need to get fit and eat healthily.
Have your say on controlled wood
The FSC acknowledges stakeholder concerns about the credibility of its ‘controlled wood’ standard and is inviting feedback on its review. FSC UK executive director Rosie Teasdale reports
Forests in fashion
The demand for clothing is growing, and there is increasing pressure on the fashion industry to produce sustainable and recyclable items as an alternative to traditional textiles. A clear way forward, maintains the PEFC, is to increase the use of fibres from sustainably managed forests. Hannah Price, PEFC international communications officer reports