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Softwood volume growth
21 April, 2017
The Globe Theatre was the setting for the Timber Trade Federation’s newly-badged UK SoftwoodConference, previously known as the Shippers’ Breakfast Meeting. Stephen Powney reports
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Survey highlights 21 April, 2017 Analysis of the responses make it clear that treated wood quality remains top of the agenda for both TTF and WPA members, with the correct specification of treated wood for each end use and access to supply chain product knowledge and education as closely related issues, a factor reinforced by a recent TTF survey of Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) members where there is also a demand for improved product knowledge resources on added value treated wood products.
Moulders push on 21 April, 2017 Moulder developments might not be quite matching feed speeds of latest machines, but they are accelerating, reports Mike Jeffree
LHC turns 80 21 April, 2017 The monthly Face to Face feature takes on a different form this month as the focus is not on a person but on an institution in the timber trade – the long-established London Hardwood Club (LHC) which turns 80 this year. Stephen Powney reports
Under new ownership 21 April, 2017 Ecobuild was under new ownership this year and had several new show features, reports Stephen Powney
Linnell Bros invests in future 21 April, 2017 Timber merchant Linnell Bros has made a big investment in timber treatment technology as it strengthens its partnership with Lonza Wood Protection
Confident Ligna set for growth 21 April, 2017 Ligna 2017 promises to be bigger than two years ago and will feature a renewed layout to make it easier for visitors to find related technologies. Stephen Powney reports from the Ligna Preview event in Hanover
New treatment on UK market 21 April, 2017 A Swedish developed preservative and flame retardant treatment called OrganoWood is hoping to make inroads into the UK market. Stephen Powney reports
From china to cricket 21 April, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) UK Hardwood Conference took a wide sweep of issuesthe sector must address, but with an optimistic outlook. Mike Jeffree reports
The Writing’s on the Wall 21 April, 2017 With UK homeowners spending an average of more than £30,000 throughout their lifetime on home improvements, the interior decorating sector is seeing huge growth says John Carney, managing director at Cheshire Mouldings
Strong demand buoys mills 21 April, 2017 The first half of the year has been marked by good demand for softwood and Finnish mills are hoping it will continue. Keren Fallwell reports.
Ireland prepares for Brexit impact 21 April, 2017 Exports to the UK continue unabated but Ireland’s timber trade is keeping a watchful eye on Brexit negotiations. Sally Spencer reports
Expanding Profiles 21 April, 2017 With the acquisition of Balcas Kildare last year W Howard has expanded its geographical bases and its product offering. Keren Fallwell reports

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