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Don’t be an EU stranger 17 June, 2019
Maybe we’ll leave the EU, deal or no deal, but it’s absolutely vital that we remain in the European loop, writes Keith Fryer
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Blogs

Forest sector craves certainty
Monday, June 17, 2019 Expectations of another slide in sterling give UK timber a competitive advantage versus imports, while demand from pallet manufacturers is robust due to end users stockpiling, both due to Brexit uncertainty. But like other industries, the UK forest sector above all wants clarity on our future, in or out of the EU, writes Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
You'll never work alone
Monday, June 17, 2019 The excitement approaching a Champions League final involving two English teams was getting to fever pitch at the time of writing this column.
US Hardwood Heads for a Diverse Export Future
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The US-China trade war is causing a fundamental change in the American hardwood industry’s trading outlook and one outcome is renewed focus on the European market, writes American Hardwood Export Council executive director Mike Snow
A question of durability
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The BRE is embarking on a European programme to develop a performance life software tool to facilitate specification of timber in construction, writes Ed Suttie.
Voters at the ready!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Voting for the TTJ Awards is now under way.
Driving Up Standards, Attracting Talent
Monday, April 22, 2019 The year ahead looks challenging, but the BWF is not about to relax its efforts supporting the woodworking sector to further improve performance and recruit and hone the skills of its next generation of employees, says chief executive Helen Hewitt
Getting training on track
Monday, April 22, 2019 Progress is being made, but improving training and education continues to be an imperative for the future of the timber sector, writes Geoff Rhodes of forest products and international trade consultancy GRA, recipient of TTJ’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
A numbers game
Monday, April 22, 2019 Watching a magician perform at the North West Timber Trade Association annual dinner in Liverpool recently reminded me of the Brexit conundrum still facing the UK (in late March).
Going circular to close the materials loop
Tuesday, March 19, 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
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 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

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