Timber Trades Journal Online


UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
12 December, 2018 Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m.
  • ETTF lead role passes to Thomas Goebel
    AndrÈ de Boer is stepping down as secretary general of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in 2019, handing over the reins to Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz.
  • BSW helps celebrate Latvian Christmas
    Foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and ambassador of Latvia to the UK, Baiba Braže, lit the lights of a Latvian Christmas tree this week to mark the country’s 100th year of independence and celebrate the continuing strength of UK-Latvian relations.


Waste not, want not
22 November, 2018 The wood waste sector is expecting more change as biomass plants come on stream, says Andy Hill of the Wood Recyclers Association
  • Timber showtime
    New products and investments were among the highlights at this year’s Timber Expo, reports Stephen Powney
  • Working with wood
    This year’s W Exhibition had a wide range of wood processing technology on show, reports Stephen Powney
  • Marine potential
    More market education, performance data and greater use of lesser-known species are needed to sustain and grow tropical timber’s place in the marine products sector. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Austria boosts timber output
    The Austrian sawmill industry and its timber products trade are punching their weight in the international timber products sector


Potentially momentous times for tropical timber
22 November, 2018 There are major opportunities for tropical timber in marine civil engineering applications, but only if suppliers and customers are persuaded to use a wider range of lesser-known species, writes Dr John Williams, principal consultant at engineering, environmental and technical services consultancy RSK
  • Wood, the wonder material
    Panel products are at the centre of the circular economy although ready and reasonable access to woody biomass remains a challenge, writes Clive Pinnington, managing director of the European Panel Federation
  • Tapping into training potential
    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)