Timber Trades Journal Online
Two 5.5m interactive sculptures made from PEFC-certified Douglas fir glulam greeted Kings Cross, London commuters between September 13-22 as part of the London Design Festival.Read more
Construction and design show London Build 2019 takes place from November 27-28 at Olympia, featuring more than 350 exhibitors.
Brexit election must address housing crisis, says FMB
The urgent need to build more homes for everyone should be a key priority for all the political parties during the General Election campaign, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Timber build specialist wins Hackney project
Engineered timber building specialist Waugh Thistleton Architects’ design for the regeneration of the Kennaway Estate has won London Borough of Hackney approval.
Construction figures reflect uncertainty
Commenting on the new construction output figures published by the ONS on November 11, which show output increasing by 0.6% in Q3 (July-Sept 2019) but a decrease of 0.2% in September 2019, Clive Docwra, Managing Director of leading construction consulting and design agency McBains, said the latest figures reflect the uncertainty the sector is currently experiencing.
BMF pledges support to the Armed Forces community
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has received a Bronze Award for demonstrating its support for the Armed Forces community through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme encourages employers to support the defence community and highlights companies that share the same values as the armed forces.
John Park continues his series of articles looking at the problem of misleading descriptions of plywood
Florian in its Prime
Hardwood timber products giant Florian has expanded greatly in the past two decades. Stephen Powney went to see first hand its facilities in Italy and Croatia
Scotline crests low Carbon wave
The specialist timber shipping line is future-proofing its fleet and, unperturbed by stormy political waters, looks forward to further growth and development. Mike Jeffree reports
Positive Ports in a Storm
Customs log jams and other import hold-ups are among post-Brexit predictions, but ports say they’re doing their utmost to minimise problems and longer-term are upbeat about developing their timber and wood products services. Mike Jeffree reports
Safe and Sound
This year’s WPA awards featured projects that have kept people and wildlife safe. Sally Spencer reports
Due diligence is a continuous process, says Xiao Ma, sustainability manager at the Timber Trade Federation
Together we are stronger
Getting Brexit wrong has far reaching consequences but by working together the building products sector can rise to meet the challenges, writes John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation
Fire issue remains hot topic
The issue of fire and timber has been in the news again recently.
An open channel for FLEGT feedback
The IMM’s role is to monitor timber trade impacts of the EU FLEGT VPA initiative, and market responses to it, writes lead consultant Sarah Storck
Much accomplished, more to do
Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz, was recently appointed the new secretary-general of the European Timber Trade Federation. His mission is to develop its role further as a voice to government, a communication platform and a plug into the global marketplace