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Back on track
05 November, 2020
The latest TTF statistics show an improvement in import volumes in the month of July
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Pulling their weight 30 October, 2020 The workhorses of the British-grown timber sector – the sawmills – have shown their resilience through lockdown and are experiencing strong demand for their products. Sally Spencer reports
Woodsafe and sound 30 October, 2020 Woodsafe Timber Protection has turned its attention to the UK market for fire retardant timber treatments. Sally Spencer reports
Accurate aim 30 October, 2020 The WPA, TTF and TDCA have extended their co-ordinated campaign to promote the accurate description of preservative treated wood. WPA chief executive officer Gordon Ewbank reports.
Juvenile delinquency in trees 30 October, 2020 What happens to a tree’s branches as it gets older determines not just the prevalence of knots but also the nature of the resultant wood fibre. John Park reports
Backing British 30 October, 2020 Dougal Driver, chief executive officer of Grown in Britain, explains why it is developing a verification scheme for exemplary new woodlands
WPA Awards go online 30 October, 2020 The annual WPA awards will be a virtual event this year, as the organisation’s chairman Steve Young explains
Passing the baton 30 October, 2020 James Donaldson & Sons patriarch Neil Donaldson looks back over his 45 years with the family business. Sally Spencer reports
A&J Scott invests in new line 30 October, 2020 A&J Scott has made its secondary/value-added production automatic with the addition of a new line by Kallfass. A&J Scott managing director Robert Scott tells Stephen Powney how the investment has revolutionised its operations
The Three ‘R’s of Rebuilding Business 30 October, 2020 There is a growing demand for a national focus on retrofit, explains Camilla Hair
Developing careers 30 October, 2020 Three finalists from the 2019 TTJ Career Development Award visited Ireland, courtesy of award sponsors, Glennon Brothers, to get a rounded view of the Irish timber sector. Simon Hastelow accompanied them on their trip
Home-grown housing 30 October, 2020 Architect George Fereday, associate teaching professor at the London Metropolitan University, explains the HomeGrownHouse project
Cutting carbon 29 October, 2020 The building industry’s heavy carbon footprint makes it a prime target for the Wood CO2ts less communication initiative, writes Wood for Good campaign manager Sarah Virgo