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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the TTJ editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Record-breaking timber and joinery sales in Q2
09 September, 2021
The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI), published in August, reveal that record-breaking value sales in June 2021 helped builders’ merchants hit their best ever...
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The true value of wood 2021 21 July, 2021 Higher prices means more scope for investment and innovation, says the WTS’s Andrew True
Technology makes millworks work 21 July, 2021 The Cambridge-based cladding, decking and fencing specialist, Millworks, has successfully navigated pandemic and emerged equipped for growth. Mike Jeffree reports
Don’t drop flegt, pleads NGO 21 July, 2021 NGOs and the TTF have spoken out for FLEGT following suggestions FLEGT licensing and VPAs may be dropped. Mike Jeffree reports
The ABC of UKTR 21 July, 2021 A TTF webinar laid out the operation and implications of the UKTR. Mike Jeffree reports
BMF tackling multiple topics 21 July, 2021 From pandemic, to product shortages and net zero construction targets, the Builders Merchants Federation in-tray has been pretty packed recently, as TTJ’s Mike Jeffree found in conversation with chief executive John Newcomb
Panel prospects 21 July, 2021 The global wood-based panels industry has fared better during the Covid-19 pandemic compared with average GDP and to an extent the construction industries. Frank Goecke, director of Afry Management Consulting, gave an update on the wood-based panels market to Beyond Covid delegates
The pandemic’s impact on the furniture sector 21 July, 2021 The furniture industry is a massive customer of the wood panels industry, but how has it fared during the pandemic? In our Beyond Covid panel discussion tackling the subject, Stephen Powney asked questions of several key industry representatives. The panel was made up of Paolo Fantoni, president of Fantoni SpA and president of the European Panel Federation; Ulrich Bühler, head of sales and marketing at Egger Group; and Edi Snaidero, chairman of the European Furniture Industries Confederation
Unleashing design opportunities 21 July, 2021 TTJ sister publication Wood Based Panels International’s (WBPI) Beyond Covid virtual conference in May attracted a large audience debating how the global wood-based panels sector has adapted to the pandemic. Opening keynote speaker Giulio Masotti, CEO of Wood-Skin, showed delegates how his company is combining digitalisation, CNC machining, the latest design software and use of composite materials to give new applications and possibilities for wood-based panels
TTJ awards chooses nobu for anniversary 21 July, 2021 The annual TTJ Awards celebrates 25 years on September 17 with a new venue and guest speaker now confirmed. Stephen Powney reports
Five into one go 21 July, 2021 The UK accounts for 50% of Normandy mill group NBE’s sales and business is still growing. Mike Jeffree reports
Olympian efforts in wood building 21 July, 2021 Timber construction has its sights set on gold at the Paris Olympics. Mike Jeffree reports
Carrefour still positive after pandemic push back 21 July, 2021 Europe’s leading timber-only trade show is looking forward to its 2022 comeback. Mike Jeffree reports


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