Timber Trades Journal Online


Homag and Hundegger strategic partnership for timber construction
16 April, 2019 Leading German machine makers Homag and Hans Hundegger AG have formed a straetgic partnership for the worldwide marketing of integrated total solutions for timber house production.
  • WPA Awards celebrate excellence
    Excellence in the field of timber treatments was celebrated at the annual Wood Protection Association (WPA) Awards on April 10.
  • MultiPly takes centre stage in Milan
    MultiPly, a 10m-high, carbon-neutral pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood has opened to the public in the courtyard of the University of Milan and it will remain there until April 19 as part of the curated Interni Human Spaces exhibition for Milan Design Week (Fuorisalone).
  • XL Joinery recognised as carbon neutral
    XL Joinery has been officially recognised and certified as a carbon neutral company following its sustained commitment to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.


Deal, or no deal?
21 March, 2019 TTF Brexit transition workshops provided guidance for the timber trade in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit from the EU. Sally Spencer reports on some of the points raised
  • Brexit causes disruption
    Brexit uncertainty and rising stocks have started to disrupt the UK softwood market. Jerry Wilson reports
  • Pre-Brexit sales boost chipboard demand
    There are no complaints about UK sales of chipboard but is it because customers are buildingstocks ahead of Brexit or is it indicative of genuinely healthy demand? Keren Fallwell reports
  • Gardeners’ question time
    Sally Spencer asks garden product manufacturers how the sector is performing and what we can expect for the 2019 season
  • Competition rules
    Janet Sycamore, director of operations at the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) highlights the current trends and new materials available to the decking market


Going circular to close the materials loop
19 March, 2019 To ensure timber supply can meet growing consumption without depleting the forest resource, the sector needs to develop new approaches on reuse and recovery says Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Making the most of wood in healthy buildings
    Treated and modified timber have a key role to play in helping construction capitalise fully on the wellness benefits of wood, writes Wood Protection Association chief executive Gordon Ewbank
  • Added assurance for timber building
    Developing industry skills and giving customers assurance on quality and performance must be the focus for the timber building sector, says Structural Timber Association chief executive Andrew Carpenter
  • Brexit and beyond
    The uncertainties surrounding Brexit put the onus more than ever on communication between merchant and supplier, says Nigel Buckley Ryan, UK sales director, merchants, Södra