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A question of durability
15 May, 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.
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Voters at the ready!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Voting for the TTJ Awards is now under way.
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
WPC is now PC for timber sector
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 New product and market opportunities should be high on every company’s priorities.
Planning for Brexit
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Without too much emphasis on the B-word, companies across the sector are clearly gearing themselves up should there be a no-deal Brexit.
Wood-based panels: adding value
Monday, November 12, 2018 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
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 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
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 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)
Wood and Wellness
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 We are being bombarded these days by media messages about the need to get fit and eat healthily.
Have your say on controlled wood
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The FSC acknowledges stakeholder concerns about the credibility of its ‘controlled wood’ standard and is inviting feedback on its review. FSC UK executive director Rosie Teasdale reports
Forests in fashion
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The demand for clothing is growing, and there is increasing pressure on the fashion industry to produce sustainable and recyclable items as an alternative to traditional textiles. A clear way forward, maintains the PEFC, is to increase the use of fibres from sustainably managed forests. Hannah Price, PEFC international communications officer reports
Reaching for the crystal ball
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 I know it’s probably an age thing (my default attribution of blame mechanism) but time seems to be slipping past at a rate of knots. Working on a monthly magazine means that often, in my head at least, I’m a month ahead of the actual date.
Global appetite for French timber
Thursday, July 26, 2018 A combination of a resurgent home market and export demand is filling the order books of the French timber sector. One key concern, however, is raw material supply, writes French Timber managing director Jean-François Guilbert
Milan and Nantes shows punch weight
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Nantes and Milan are key places in the European timber industry calendar this year.
Don’t panic, do get technical
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation and a backlash against business social media use should not trigger a wholesale rethink on marketing strategy, but the Grenfell disaster should prompt a focus on precision of product performance claims, writes Liz Male of Liz Male Consulting.
Construction class action
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The Design Engineer Construct! programme enables construction and associated businesses to really engage in attracting badly needed new young talent to their industry, says Alison Watson MBE of Class of Your Own
Is face-to-face customer service dead?
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA

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