Today on Timber Trades Journal Online


Upbeat Grafton buys Kent merchant
01 September, 2014 Grafton Group has bought a regional builders merchant in Kent in a bid to increase its coverage in the south-east of England.
  • Koppers acquires Osmose
    Koppers Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc, has completed the acquisition of the wood preservation and railroad services businesses of Osmose for an aggregate cash purchase sum of US494.1m.


The RR of timber technology PR
18 August, 2014 In a 30 year career, wood processing machinery PR Claude Daly wrote over 3,600 articles on technology installations at timber companies across the UK. He spoke to Mike Jeffree.
  • The only way is up
    The Canada Green Building Conference looked at the construction solutions timber could offer in an increasingly urban environment. Architect Peter Wilson reports.
  • Hands-on handling
    Sideloader manufacturer Bulmor’s roots are in the timber industry and it remains its most important market. Keren Fallwell reports.
  • It’s what I’ve always wanted…
    Top architects and designers have come up with a wish list of products they’ve always wanted but never been able to find. Thanks to AHEC and Benchmark Furniture, these products have now been made and will be exhibited as part of the London Design Festival. AHEC’S Belinda Cobden-Ramsay reports.


Future growth relies on unity
18 August, 2014 Dave Hopkins, director, Wood for Good, says timber’s LCA benefits must be articulated to customers.
  • Market transformation required
    Iris Tzur, communications manager of the newly-formed Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition reports on the roots and aims of the initiative
  • Is selling online the future?
    Andrew Wilkinson, sales director of Epicor asks if timber merchants are missing a trick when it comes to selling online
  • Disappointing scores
    The EC’s scorecard reveals that EUTR implementation is patchy, says TTJ editor Mike Jeffree


4th China / Global Wood Products Conference
15 Sep 2014 - 16 Sep 2014 The conference, held near Beijing, will cover key issues surrounding the global wood markets, from pricing and taxes to supply and demand.
  • APF 2014
    18 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014 The UK's largest forestry, woodland and aboricultural exhibition
  • TTJ Awards
    25 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014 The TTJ Awards, the timber industry's premier networking event, recognise excellence in the sector
  • Timber Invest Europe
    30 Sep 2014 - 01 Oct 2014 Timber investment has matured as an asset class; new opportunities are available for investors, new regions are promising great returns – this and much more will be discussed in a programme featuring opportunities for group discussions through round table and panel sessions.
  • W14
    05 Oct 2014 - 08 Oct 2014