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Wood, science and strength
27 February, 2020
EN 844 defines the features in both round and sawn timber and, depending on the effect each has on the parent material, these might be classified as character or defect, says John Park
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Virtual reality training 27 February, 2020 Jarkko Lalu, global software product manager at ABB Drives, discusses how virtual commissioning technology can safely train customers on using saw lines before they are installed and commissioned
In the pink 27 February, 2020 Plantation hardwood is a relatively recent option for timber buyers, but its reputation is growing. Stephen Powney looks at Urufor’s Red Grandis branded timber produced in Uruguay
Future perfect 27 February, 2020 This year’s Futurebuild will have a strong focus on the role building materials can play in the climate change debate
Clear vision 27 February, 2020 Sarah Wild reports on the next generation of modified timber – augmented, transparent wood
Shingles Club 27 February, 2020 Shingles are growing in popularity, says SR Timber trading director Shaun Revill
Cover stories 27 February, 2020 Cladding manufacturers have been involved in many eye-catching projects recently – some more avantgarde than others. Sally Spencer reports
Spread the word 27 February, 2020 Partnerships and communication can increase the market for timber cladding says Janet Sycamore of the Timber Decking & Cladding Association
Roofing show hits new heights 25 February, 2020 The biennial Dach+Holz International exhibition was bigger and better than ever, say the organisers. Sally Spencer reports
View from the top 25 February, 2020 TTJ spoke to Marley quality manager for JB Red, Jenni Forest and SR Timber trading director Shaun Revill about the current market for roof battens
Career highlight 25 February, 2020 DTE’s new managing director Luke Roberts talks to Sally Spencer about his career to date and his ambitions for the roof truss specialist
The TRA in 2020 25 February, 2020 After three years of political wrangling could 2020 be the year when Brexit is knocked off centre stage and other important issues such as housing and the climate crisis can be tackled? Nick Boulton, chief executive of the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) shares his thoughts
New year, new price trend 25 February, 2020 Mild winter weather in the Baltics has impacted harvesting rates, with talk of shortages to come. Against this background, importers and sawmillers are now expecting price rises following a year of price carnage for volume structural softwood. Stephen Powney reports


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