Timber Trades Journal Online


Obituary – Tom A Bruce-Jones CBE
21 March, 2019 Tom A Bruce-Jones, chairman of James Jones & Sons Ltd (JJSL), passed away on January 23 aged 76.
  • LIGNIA signs up Global Timber
    Modified timber business LIGNIA Wood Company has announced a new distribution partnership that covers much of Europe and South-east Asia with Global Timber, one of Europe’s leading timber companies.
  • Wood Awards call for entries
    The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2019 call for entries.


Deal, or no deal?
21 March, 2019 TTF Brexit transition workshops provided guidance for the timber trade in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit from the EU. Sally Spencer reports on some of the points raised
  • Brexit causes disruption
    Brexit uncertainty and rising stocks have started to disrupt the UK softwood market. Jerry Wilson reports
  • Pre-Brexit sales boost chipboard demand
    There are no complaints about UK sales of chipboard but is it because customers are buildingstocks ahead of Brexit or is it indicative of genuinely healthy demand? Keren Fallwell reports
  • Gardeners’ question time
    Sally Spencer asks garden product manufacturers how the sector is performing and what we can expect for the 2019 season


Going circular to close the materials loop
19 March, 2019 To ensure timber supply can meet growing consumption without depleting the forest resource, the sector needs to develop new approaches on reuse and recovery says Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Making the most of wood in healthy buildings
    Treated and modified timber have a key role to play in helping construction capitalise fully on the wellness benefits of wood, writes Wood Protection Association chief executive Gordon Ewbank
  • Added assurance for timber building
    Developing industry skills and giving customers assurance on quality and performance must be the focus for the timber building sector, says Structural Timber Association chief executive Andrew Carpenter
  • Brexit and beyond
    The uncertainties surrounding Brexit put the onus more than ever on communication between merchant and supplier, says Nigel Buckley Ryan, UK sales director, merchants, Södra