Timber Trades Journal Online


BWF Fire Door Alliance launches campaign
13 May, 2021 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Fire Door Alliance has launched an awareness campaign, Be Certain, Be Certified, to highlight the importance of third-party certification of fire doors in improving fire safety standards across the UK. The campaign addresses a “clear lack of understanding” over what certification is and the vital role it plays in protecting lives.
  • TANASOTE gains BPR authorisation
    TANASOTE S40, Lonza Wood Protection’s new oil based wood preservative, has gained Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) authorisation for its use as a high performance treatment for the long term protection of heavy duty industrial timbers, such as utility poles, railway sleepers and hard landscaping timbers. Authorisation for Tanasote S40 has now been granted in both Sweden and Belgium. Further authorisations throughout Europe and the UK will follow shortly.
  • Georgia moves to improve sustainable forestry
    Estonian innovative forestry start-up company Timbeter and the government of Georgia have started a co-operation to strengthen the sustainable forestry practices in the country. The goal is to support the digitisation of forest management, and increase efficiency and the transparency of the local forestry sector.
  • Global sawlog price up in Q4, 2020
    According to Wood Resources International (WRI), the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose 8% in the fourth quarter of 2020 as demand for logs was up in North America and Europe


Plywood revisited
30 April, 2021 Plywood should be fit for purpose and its credentials should be indelibly marked and legible, but as John Park points out, this is not always the case
  • Combilift Confidence
    Combilift has survived and thrived during the pandemic thanks, in part, to the rise in ecommerce. Sally Spencer reports
  • FLEGT Communication by design
    Pulsing trees and model endangered forest species are just two of the winners of the TTF’s design competition to promote the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative. Mike Jeffree reports
  • Lockdown cooks up new kitchen recipes
    With home working forecast to put down permanent post pandemic roots, the kitchen is expected to become a more multi-purpose space and focus for investment. Mike Jeffree reports


Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag
26 April, 2021 The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
  • A clear case for treatment clarity
    The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant