Timber Trades Journal Online
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based...Read more
A London builders’ merchant has reminded shadow chancellor John McDonnell of the vital role played by merchants in supporting house construction and improvement work.Read more
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.
BMCo expands into South Yorkshire
Builders merchant BMCo Ltd has continued its expansion plans with the opening of a third branch in Rotherham.
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.
Janet Sycamore from the Timber Decking & Cladding Association reports on the longevity of the decking market and the rise of wood plastic composites
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.
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
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
EUTR fine reminds about role of certification
As TTJ went to press, the news came through of the first UK timber importer to be fined under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
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