Timber Trades Journal Online
Howarth Timber Group was named TTJ Timber Trader of the Year 2020 at this year’s TTJ Awards last Friday (Sept 25).Read more
Denmark-based wood impregnation and thermal treatment plant supplier IWT-Moldrup has secured an order to supply a significant wood impregnation plant and material handling equipment with a total value of more than €15m.Read more
Travis Perkins has reported strong domestic RMI demand through Q3, driving a strong performance in its Wickes and Toolstation businesses.
WPA announces 2020 Award winners in online show
The winners of the 2020 WPA Awards for wood protection excellence have been announced in a live online event held on October 15. Now in their sixth year, the Wood Protection Association Awards are a showcase for the UK wood protection industry and the vital role preservative pre-treatments, modified wood and flame retardants play in making the most of wood as a sustainable construction material.
FEFPEB highlights international squeeze on wood sector
The European Federation of Wooden Pallet & Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) has warned that tighter supplies of wood in some international markets is expected to increase prices into and beyond the final quarter of 2020.
Setra plans to ramp up production in response to global demand
Swedish sawmilling group Setra plans to fully ramp up production during the autumn in response to strong demand and product shortages on global markets.
John Deere offers TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager as standard
John Deere is expanding its TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager software to seamlessly incorporate data from the Waratah H-16 Measuring System, increasing job site visibility and visualisation.
Timber and panel imports are down across the board, according to recent TTF stats
Timber and joinery sales bounce back in May
May saw a sharp rise in sales as lockdown restrictions eased
Class-Y Stuff, Timber
John Park sets the record straight on strength classes
TTJ Awards goes virtual
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to new solutions and ways of working and that also applies to the TTJ Awards, which will go Virtual for the first time to provide a safe gathering point for the timber trade. TTJ editor Stephen Powney explains what guests can expect from the Virtual experience
Timber On the Campaign Trail
An industry-wide marketing campaign – Wood CO2ts less – has launched
Timber products have such a great story to tell.
Choose Science Over Emotion
A science first, fact-based approach to the Fire Safety Bill is required, says Jeremy English, Södra
Continued Communication on Carbon Is Key
The industry must continue to communicate timber’s role in mitigating climate change, another crisis that could turn the world upside down, writes American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
Indonesia appreciates legality assurance value
Indonesia’s decision not to drop obligatory export legality assurance is key to combating the illegal timber trade, writes TTF FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
Planting plans remain a priority
To meet UK 2050 climate change targets, support biodiversity, rural livelihoods – and deliver a sustainable timber supply, politicians must be held to their pledges on tree planting, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall