Timber Trades Journal Online


New home registrations increase in October
30 November, 2015 A 17% increase in new home registrations was recorded in October to 16,434 (12,965 private sector / 3,469 public sector) compared to a year ago.


Traders Tee-Off
20 August, 2015 The biggest event in the UK timber industry golf calendar – the Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) National Golf competition – once again proved to be a big meeting point for the sector and a valuable source of fund-raising for the TTBS. Ivan Savage, TTBS general secretary, was there to bring this report for TTJ
  • Timber Can Pass the Test
    The Passive House movement is growing in the UK and here George Watson of Coillte Panel Products looks at the panels available to help meet these stringent targets
  • Not quite so Great Expectations
    The hardwood trade may have lost some momentum this year, but the outlook remains positive. And it’s unfazed by talk of an EUTR enforcement focus on the sector. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Things are Looking Up
    As housebuilding activity has increased over the last 18 months, the trussed rafter sector’s fortunes have improved in parallel. Sally Spencer reports
  • Worldview at Global Timber Forum
    Delegates from around the world gathered to discuss key international wood industry issuesat the second Global Timber Forum summit in China. Mike Jeffree reports


Catching a Wave
20 August, 2015 How exactly do you catch a wave? In the body boarding sense I mean.
  • CLT aims for Pinnacle of Success
    B & K Structures managing director Nick Milestone has been involved in some of the UK’s most ground-breaking cross laminated timber-based construction projects, including the award-winning new BSkyB Believe in Better Building. So why, he asks, is CLT now reaching such new and impressive heights?
  • Timber now has the training tools
    Proskills has been working with UK timber for nearly a decade, the result, a new raft of dedicated industry qualifications and training framework. Here apprenticeship and qualifications development manager Lisa Williamson highlights what’s been achieved, but also urges the sector to make the most of its new training tools.
  • Ash dieback – The phoney war is over
    In some parts of the country reports of the threat posed by Ash dieback seemed exaggerated. But now, says English Woodlands Timber managing director Tom Compton, it’s spread far and wide. And it’s serious.
  • EUTR talk
    I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that the EU Timber Regulation is probably one of the most important things to happen in the European timber trade.


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