Timber Trades Journal Online


Timber sector responds to Brexit
24 June, 2016 Timber sector representative bodies have been giving their reaction to the historic Brexit vote, with the Structural Timber Association (STA) calling for its part of the industry to “stand together”.
  • Big investment plans for Grange
    UK fencing and timber garden products manufacturer Grange is to benefit from a £30m investment by parent company Stelmet.


Getting smarter
24 February, 2016 Off-site manufactured insulated roofing system Smartroof is expanding to meet growing demand
  • Bob’s your warm roof uncle
    Housebuilders face poor thermal performance at the eaves detail of most trussed rafter roofs. But Pasquill design manager Tim Tasker says there’s a ready solution worth trying.
  • Grabex invests in wood window future
    A window manufacturer with a PVCu product background is investing in its timber windows business because of continued demand for natural products.
  • Shaping the future of offsite
    With the government setting a target of 400,000 new homes by 2020, Alex Goodfellow, group managing director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems, considers how offsite manufacture could help
  • The year of offsite?
    Offsite construction is an evolving and growing build method being used within the UK. Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association discusses the current state of play for offsite construction, and the positive outlook it brings for 2016


Big investments
24 February, 2016 Investments don't get a lot bigger in the timber trade than the £95m Norbord has just committed to with its Inverness plant.
  • CTI’s baby steps to giant strides
    The support base has grown faster than anticipated, links are being forged with parliament and a strategic plan is in place for the next two years. In short the Confederation of Timber Industries is quickly building on its foundations for developing a strong single voice and clear vision for the whole supply chain, says chief executive
  • Uncertain times but some things shouldn’t change
    With the UK’s vote on whether to stay in the EU looming closer, director general of the Wood Panel Industries Federation Alastair Kerr says much of Europe’s infl uence in standards and regulations could be viewed as being a good thing
  • New Year’s resolutions
    I’m generally not one for making new year’s resolutions. It’s usually just a matter of time before they get broken, followed by a sense of disappointment.
  • Tree of anti-illegal timber knowledge
    Enforcement agencies and others engaged with anti-illegal timber regulation worldwide now convene regularly in an exchange workshop to discuss and swap best practice for strengthening implementation. Its acronym is TREE and its roots are spreading. Facilitator Jade Saunders reports.