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Beware roof batten false economies
20 July, 2017
SR Timber trading director Shaun Revill warns about false economies in roof batten purchasing within the roofing and building trade
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Blogs

Celebrating opportunity
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The Grown in Britain campaign is celebrating its fourth anniversary and has made progress on its mission to promote British timber, says its CEO Dougal Driver
Ahead of the curve
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The WWF has always been an arch campaigner for legal and sustainable timber.
Finding Answers to Certification Challenges
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 To continue to increase the volume of verified sustainable timber on the market, the industry cannot settle for the certification status quo, says James Latham plc chairman Peter Latham
Smart Technology
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Technology is all around us and making changes to the way we live.
The transformative power of technology
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Investing in the latest IT is no longer a business option, it’s a must. But the benefits can be significant, writes Anagram Systems marketing manager Nick Hardy.
Living in interesting times
Monday, May 22, 2017 For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
Opening young eyes to the potential of timber
Monday, May 22, 2017 TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott
US lumber duties to have far reaching effect
Monday, May 22, 2017 Donald Trump is certainly making his mark on the world during his first six months in office.
Environmental impact assessment made easier
Friday, April 21, 2017 Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations are becoming increasingly important in building materials specification, but there are increasingly user-friendly tools to generate them, writes Dr Shamir Ghumra, director at the BRE Centre for Sustainable Products
Going to machinery heaven
Friday, April 21, 2017 Our front page in this issue is given over to the Ligna exhibition in Hanover.

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