Timber Trades Journal Online
Confor has supported the “highly critical” report on Forestry in England published today by the government’s food and rural affairs committee.Read more
The current surge of interest in innovative offsite housing technologies should not be seen as a threat to the established trussed rafter sector, the author of the influential Farmer Review has...Read more
The offsite timber frame industry could “easily” scale up its capacity to 150,000 units per year to meet demand for new housing, a Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) organised meeting at Westminster has heard.
Confor supports calls for one-stop-shop forestry grants
Confor has supported the “highly critical” report on Forestry in England published today by the government’s food and rural affairs committee.
Binderholz acquires Finnish planing and glulam mill
Binderholz Nordic Oy has acquired the Anaika Wood Group’s planing mill and glulam works in Lieksa/Kevätniemi, Finland.
Questions raised over major Welsh timber supply contract
The decision-making process behind the award of a massive timber supply contract by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has been called into question by the country’s auditor general, according to the BBC.
Wood Awards 2017 call for entries
The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2017 call for entries.
The W series woodworking technology exhibition has built up momentum over recent shows, with 2016’s W16 event set to be a further step up in size, reports Stephen Powney
The “science” of buying and selling
Timber pricing has a ‘wood’ science aspect – economics, psychology and sociology all playing a part in the equation. So is the timber trade capable, by application of those sciences, of change for the better? Andrew True, a recently retired trader himself, says yes
Forest Garden’s British-grown pedigree should be a post-Brexit benefit, but it’s not relying on that alone for success. Sally Spencer reports
Flying the flag
Demand for British-grown hardwoods is strong. Sally Spencer reports
The wood flooring sector is responding to changes in design trends with some inspiring new products and projects
With the first EUTR-exempt FLEGT-licensed timber now set to arrive in the EU this year, European Timber Trade Federation Secretary General André de Boer says the industry should focus on making the most of its potential
UK mills on investment trail
There have been several different announcements on the UK mill scene these last few weeks.
What does it take to be a winner
Engineered timber products are opening new horizons for wood, notably in construction. But, says Peter Wilson, architect, director of Timber Design Initiatives Ltd and TTJ Awards judge, to realize their even greater future potential demands ‘serious investment’ in R&D
From uncertainty to a firmer future
Mark Bowers, product director at Snows Timber, says the trade’s future prospects are good if belief remains high in timber’s credentials and products
Getting a clearer picture
It is now nearly two months from the UK’s Brexit vote. While the market picture and prospects are not wholly clear, we are getting more signs of how the market is reacting. When Travis Perkins, one of the UK’s biggest sellers of wood, publishes its quarterly results, there are always some good pointers.