Timber Trades Journal Online


UK and EU paint and coatings industry united ahead of Brexit talks
22 June, 2018 The British Coatings Federation (BCF) and CEPE (the European association representing paints and inks) have pledged to continue their close working relationship beyond Brexit.
  • Global softwood lumber prices continue climb
    Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in Q1 with the growth being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).


UK keeps the top slot
22 May, 2018 2017 saw a rise in UK imports of US tulipwood and red oak, and completion of several American hardwood showcase construction projects. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Boards prove buoyant
    Wood-based panels manufacturers are working hard to keep up with growing demand. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Making headlines
    MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard is a long-term supporter of the TTJ Awards and is this year’s Headline Sponsor. Stephen Powney talks to W Howard group executive chairman Jonathan Grant
  • Price volatility set to continue
    Fencing hits its peak season and tightness in log supply is causing headaches for pallet manufacturers. Sally Spencer reports


Is face-to-face customer service dead?
22 May, 2018 There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
  • Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
    It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
  • Seeing Red
    On the front page of this issue is one of the most striking recent applications of timber I can remember. It is in the City of London at the new HQ of Bloomberg and was designed by renowned architects Foster and Partners.
  • Timber trades count down to the GDPR
    The General Data Protection Regulation has major implications for business, says Matthew Mahony, British Woodworking Federation policy and communications executive