Timber Trades Journal Online
Helen Hewitt was confirmed as the permanent CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) at the organisation’s annual dinner and awards in central London on November 23.Read more
The Mears Group Gold Award winner of this year’s Wood Awards is Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery, Cambridge.Read more
Private equity firm Cairngorm Capital has swooped to acquire UK timber industry giant Arnold Laver.Read more
Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m.
ETTF lead role passes to Thomas Goebel
AndrÈ de Boer is stepping down as secretary general of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in 2019, handing over the reins to Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz.
BSW helps celebrate Latvian Christmas
Foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and ambassador of Latvia to the UK, Baiba Braže, lit the lights of a Latvian Christmas tree this week to mark the country’s 100th year of independence and celebrate the continuing strength of UK-Latvian relations.
Rougier finalises sale of Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux
Rougier Group has finalised the sale of its Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux business to the Malvaux Group.
Timber building manufacturer Carbon Dynamic in administration
Scottish timber building manufacturer CLDB Ltd – trading as Carbon Dynamic – has gone into administration.
The wood waste sector is expecting more change as biomass plants come on stream, says Andy Hill of the Wood Recyclers Association
New products and investments were among the highlights at this year’s Timber Expo, reports Stephen Powney
Working with wood
This year’s W Exhibition had a wide range of wood processing technology on show, reports Stephen Powney
More market education, performance data and greater use of lesser-known species are needed to sustain and grow tropical timber’s place in the marine products sector. Mike Jeffree reports
Austria boosts timber output
The Austrian sawmill industry and its timber products trade are punching their weight in the international timber products sector
There are major opportunities for tropical timber in marine civil engineering applications, but only if suppliers and customers are persuaded to use a wider range of lesser-known species, writes Dr John Williams, principal consultant at engineering, environmental and technical services consultancy RSK
Wood, the wonder material
Panel products are at the centre of the circular economy although ready and reasonable access to woody biomass remains a challenge, writes Clive Pinnington, managing director of the European Panel Federation
Wood-based panels: adding value
The clocks have gone back, there is an edge in the air and it barely seems possible that we’re getting nearer to Christmas.
Tapping into training potential
Apprenticeship reforms offer the timber sector the opportunity to transform a training and skills development landscape that is currently excellent in parts, but still fragmented, writes Martin James, co-founder of woodworking, furniture and merchant sector training provider Didac
AHEC’S multiply – the sum of its parts
The London Design Festival’s timber pavilion, MultiPly, is an example of a truly successful and innovative collaboration between leading industry and academic partners, writes Mark Milne, technical manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)