Timber Trades Journal Online


Inquiry into off-site construction advantages continues
23 April, 2018 Housebuilders and engineering experts will be speaking at the next stage of a parliamentary inquiry investigating off-site manufacture for construction.
  • Multimodal prepares to kick off
    Over 9,500 supply chain decision makers are expected to attend Multimodal, the freight transport and logistics exhibition, now in its 11th year, and held at Birmingham NEC from May 1-3.
  • Building product sales up in February
    Builders’ merchant timber and joinery sales showed a strong performance in the latest data released in the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
  • Regular Softwood Briefing from TTJ
    The effects of prolonged wintry conditions that lasted through to March, slowed softwood sales in the UK to a point that kept landed stocks fairly replete.


Decking moves with the times
17 April, 2018 Janet Sycamore from the Timber Decking & Cladding Association reports on the longevity of the decking market and the rise of wood plastic composites
  • Expert help
    Leisha Marlow tells TTJ what she most enjoys about working in the timber industry and Daltons Wadkin deploys its Red Team
  • Best of Both Worlds
    Plastic has long been viewed as one of timber’s enemies in the fight for sales of building products.
  • Close ties
    Sweden’s timber exports are growing around the world but the country says it is not going to forget the UK as one of its key focus markets, reports Stephen Powney
  • In the frame
    Balustrades continue to complement and enhance garden decking. Sally Spencer reports


Bold Brexit pledge benefits trade
21 March, 2018 James Latham Group environmental manager Ewa Bazydlo welcomes the government’s pledge to stay at the EU table on timber legality regulation and assurance post Brexit
  • Government backing British
    With increasing support in the highest places, Grown in Britain’s momentum can only grow, says chief executive Dougal Driver
  • Communicating FLEGT is key
    Indonesian FLEGT-licensed timber has been available for over a year, but still more has to be done to communicate what lies behind the licence, writes TTF head of sustainability Mike Worrell.
  • Wood - but not as we know it
    Species, specification and application – all need to be rethought to ensure timber fulfill its promise as the material of the future, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology