Timber Trades Journal Online
Scotframe has launched a permanent showroom and sales office at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon, as it targets a larger share of the English self-build housing market.Read more
A London builders’ merchant has reminded shadow chancellor John McDonnell of the vital role played by merchants in supporting house construction and improvement work.Read more
Alsford Timber has warned Lib Dem leader Vince Cable that the company may have to pay millions more upfront to buy European softwood if the UK Government does not secure mutually-beneficial customs’ arrangements before the United Kingdom leaves the EU in ten months’ time.
Xylexpo shows 2018 growth
Organisers of the Xylexpo woodworking technology show in Milan have reported a 2.1% growth in visitor numbers at this year’s show.
Automated roof truss production first
Finnish robotic automation and software technology company Trussmatic has developed the first fully automated wood roof truss production line in the world.
UK homegrown timber prices surge 30% in a year
Timber prices in the UK have soared by almost 30% in a year, according to newly-released figures.
BWF welcomes Hackitt Review
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed the recommendations of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Fire.
Latest moulders deliver increased productivity, greater versatility and higher quality but, said onemanufacturer, “someone off the street can learn to use one in 20 minutes”. Mike Jeffree reports
Change, challenge and opportunity
Richard Ellithorne, membership services director of the Builders Merchants Federation, outlines the merchant’s perspective on the timber market
The show will go on
Some would say this year’s Ecobuild was small but perfectly formed. Sally Spencer reports
Xylexpo enjoys “second youth”
Italy’s international woodworking technology exhibition Xylexpo hits its 50th anniversary this year and is promising a cornucopia of machinery innovation for timber and panel product processing. Stephen Powney attended the press preview in Milan
This wood stuff – it’s not just about buying and selling
Andrew True takes a brief, thought-provoking look at some of the issues facing the timber trade today
When Greenpeace International became one of the founding members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) back in 1993 it was a landmark moment.
Timber trades count down to the GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation has major implications for business, says Matthew Mahony, British Woodworking Federation policy and communications executive
The wood awards – where skill intersects sustainability
The Wood Awards not only celebrates latest advances and new design directions in the use of timber in construction and manufacture, it’s also an valuable interface between the design and specifier sectors and the timber trade, writes David Miles, chief executive officer of Gold Sponsor Mears plc
Bold Brexit pledge benefits trade
James Latham Group environmental manager Ewa Bazydlo welcomes the government’s pledge to stay at the EU table on timber legality regulation and assurance post Brexit
Government backing British
With increasing support in the highest places, Grown in Britain’s momentum can only grow, says chief executive Dougal Driver