Timber Trades Journal Online


Accoya producer grows sales
22 June, 2017 Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies plc recorded an 18% sales volume increase in the year ended March 31, 2017 but loss before tax was €4.4m (2016: €0.5m loss).
  • Sodra Wood Ltd opens new UK HQ
    Södra Wood Ltd (formerly Crown Timber), has relocated its UK and Irish operations to a new flagship HQ in the Office Park in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
  • New sustainability solutions
    How to stand up a sustainability claim for uncertified hardwood was the theme of a recent seminar co-hosted by James Latham, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Timber Trade Federation (TTF).


UK keeps on buying American
22 May, 2017 The Brexit vote and weak pound have so far failed to dent the UK’s appetite for US hardwoods. Rupert Oliver reports
  • Board talk
    Several new wood-based panel products are available on the UK market this year. Sally Spencer takes a look at what’s on offer
  • Flying the Flag
    With so much talk about Brexit and the need for UK manufacturing to make the most of the global market after coming out of Europe, TTJ went in search of a successful British timbersector company with a global reach. Stephen Powney talks to Stenner Ltd
  • In line for duties
    On course for recovery post the US construction crash, the Canadian lumber industry has been hit with American import duties. Mike Jeffree reports


Living in interesting times
22 May, 2017 For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
  • Opening young eyes to the potential of timber
    TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott
  • Environmental impact assessment made easier
    Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations are becoming increasingly important in building materials specification, but there are increasingly user-friendly tools to generate them, writes Dr Shamir Ghumra, director at the BRE Centre for Sustainable Products