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Industry Shapes Ecobuild
26 February, 2018
Ecobuild is under new ownership this year and there is a renewed focus on timber
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Building a brand 26 February, 2018 Timber is a major focus for general merchant Buildbase. The company’s forest products director Andy Ferguson talks to Keren Fallwell
Raising the Roof 26 February, 2018 To say that the Trussed Rafter Association has had a busy year would be an understatement. New publications, recognition and a new website show it is seeking to stay one step ahead. Stephen Powney reports
Fire Safety Front and Centre 26 February, 2018 The timber treatment and cladding sectors are responding to challenges raised by the Grenfell tragedy, writes Wood Protection Association technical director Gordon Ewbank
It’s an ill wind… 26 February, 2018 Wood Technology Society board member Andrew True looks at the impact storms and wind-throw timber can have on the market
Roofing Reassurance 26 February, 2018 Shaun Revill, trading director at roofing batten specialist SR Timber, explains the importance of strong supply chain relationships
It’s a wrap 26 February, 2018 Timber and wood-based cladding is not only growing in popularity, but diversity too. Mike Jeffree reports
Heavy rains cause headache for Baltic mills 26 February, 2018 Months of warm, wet weather have had a dramatic impact on log availability for Baltic mills and shortages of sawn timber are on the way. Sally Spencer reports
Reducing the waste line 26 February, 2018 Stuart Nicholson, sales director - roof systems at Marley Eternit, discusses developments in the roofing batten industry and the impact the wider issue of timber supply is having on the market
Cologne in the air 26 February, 2018 The world’s largest roofing and timber exhibition is preparing to kick off in Cologne this month, reports Stephen Powney
‘Mr birch’ notches 60 years of trading 31 January, 2018 Derek Fletcher has seen more than most people in the UK timber trade. Celebrating 60 years in the industry this month he remains irrepressible and was recently honoured in Latvia for his long association with the birch plywood industy. Stephen Powney reports
It’s An Equitable life 31 January, 2018 This month TTJ kicks off a new monthly feature – Meet the Merchant – to highlight an important sector that is responsible for selling large quantities of timber in the UK. The first is MKM Building Supplies and Sally Spencer discovers its success is founded on its model of branch directors having equity in the business
On a mission 31 January, 2018 As productivity slows, there is an urgent need for the construction industry to work closely with the education sector to nurture fresh talent, says Robert Hairstans, of Edinburgh Napier University

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