Timber Trades Journal Online


Howarth Timber Group wins TTJ Timber Trader of the Year
16 September, 2019 Howarth Timber Group has scooped this year’s Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards 2019.
  • FMB sends no deal warning to government
    The Federation of Master Builders' (FMB) statement followed the release of new Construction PMI data showing shows construction output had contracted again in August for the fourth month in a row, while new orders fell at the fastest pace for over ten years.


The Plywood Saga – Part 2
18 September, 2019 Sellers of plywood should know its composition and how it will perform in service, says John Park
  • Selection day
    The Wood Awards showcase the best of architecture and product design with timber. TTJ highlights a small selection of the 2019 shortlist
  • Board talk
    Panel producers and suppliers to the industry gathered in Scotland for the important European Panel Federation AGM. Stephen Powney attended and brings this report
  • Sweet success
    George Fereday, senior lecturer and technology co-ordinator at the CASS School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University explains how design can be used as a tool to promote home-grown species


An open channel for FLEGT feedback
17 September, 2019 The IMM’s role is to monitor timber trade impacts of the EU FLEGT VPA initiative, and market responses to it, writes lead consultant Sarah Storck
  • Much accomplished, more to do
    Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz, was recently appointed the new secretary-general of the European Timber Trade Federation. His mission is to develop its role further as a voice to government, a communication platform and a plug into the global marketplace
  • Flying the flag for FLEGT
    Our future trading relationship with Europe may be uncertain, but the TTF has clear plans for its new Europe-wide FLEGT communications project, writes marketing consultant Lucy Kamall
  • Saving the planet
    When I was 16 I was sleeping in until midday, waiting for my GCSE results and wondering how I could get out of finding a holiday job – I certainly wasn’t contemplating sailing in an emission-free yacht across the Atlantic to attend a climate conference in the US.