Timber Trades Journal Online


UK timber import volumes continue to grow
18 July, 2016 Latest imports stats compiled by the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) show a 5% volume growth in the first four months of 2016 compared to a year ago.
  • Arbor in £2.8m MDF investment
    Arbor Forest Products has invested £2.8m in a new MDF mouldings production unit that will double the company’s capacity.


Brexit or fixit?
21 March, 2016 The EU Referendum debate is firmly under way. TTJ looks at how the timber sector views this important milestone.
  • Expansion Trail
    Estonian timber garden building manufacturer Palmako is expanding its offering to the UK.
  • Decking at home in the digital age
    Hoppings’ online partnering with its Q-Deck merchant customers is paying dividends and the company continues to develop the system. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Safety First
    Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) CEO Peter Harvey examines the risks of moving materials and offers guidance to keep workers safe.
  • Preservation, and promotion
    In Sweden, use of preserved softwood in outdoor applications, including decking and garden products, is being promoted through both marketing and lobbying. Mike Jeffree reports.


A forensic exercise
21 March, 2016 find myself surrounded by wood at the moment, literally, as builders start on a major project at home.
  • Brace yourself for a bumpy ride
    British Woodworking Federation chief executive Iain McIlwee says 2016 looks set to be challenging for the joinery sector. The key is for businesses, with support from the BWF, to identify and manage the risks ahead
  • Going above and beyond on the environment
    International Timber managing director Tony Miles urges the trade to over-comply on legality obligations and set ever-higher standards of sustainability. It will be good for the environment and good for business
  • Big investments
    Investments don't get a lot bigger in the timber trade than the £95m Norbord has just committed to with its Inverness plant.
  • CTI’s baby steps to giant strides
    The support base has grown faster than anticipated, links are being forged with parliament and a strategic plan is in place for the next two years. In short the Confederation of Timber Industries is quickly building on its foundations for developing a strong single voice and clear vision for the whole supply chain, says chief executive