Timber Trades Journal Online


Devon refurb wins Gold Award at Wood Awards
23 November, 2017 A refurbished house in Devon that makes extensive interior use of timber has won this year’s Wood Awards Gold Award.
  • Management buyout at Mildands window company
    Joinery industry figure Roy Wakeman has led a buy-in management buyout deal of the New Window Company, a supplier and installer of contemporary and period windows and doors.


Make sure it’s UC4
20 October, 2017 Sawmiller James Jones & Sons is expanding treatment and incising facilities, and wants to see the industry correctly treat ground-contact timbers to the UC4 standard
  • Primed for growth
    New Chinese investment plans are expected to fuel its growth of hardwood consumption, reports TTJ’s Asian markets specialist
  • Long-term performance
    Northern Ireland sawmiller Balcas has been investing heavily in timber treatment and kilning facilities to boost confidence in treated fence post performance
  • Made in Britain
    With an upsurge of interest in products made in Britain since the vote to leave the EU, TTJ looks at the story of timber fit-out product manufacturer Morland
  • Law’s Advocacy
    Charlie Law believes innovation would help to secure timber’s place in construction and the circular economy. He talks to Keren Fallwell


Positivity not passivity for tropical timber
20 October, 2017 The STTC Conference underlined an energy and breadth of ideas for promoting sustainable tropical timber and forest management, writes Mark van Benthem of independent sustainable forest products and services institute Probos
  • The International Softwood Conference: A View from the Outside
    This year’s International Softwood Conference, held in Hamburg in early October, highlighted growing softwood output, but also rising demand in key markets worldwide, reports Charles Hopping, chairman of Hoppings Softwood Products and ISC speaker
  • Scholars and Skills Builders
    Never before has training, knowledge and skills building been more critical for the future of the timber industry, says Glennon Brothers joint managing director Mike Glennon
  • All eyes on off-site
    On the last day of August a report was released by the London Assembly which, because of its timing during the summer holidays, may have gone relatively unnoticed.