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Modified Rapture 20 May, 2016 After several years of steady growth the modifi ed wood sector is on the brink of major expansion. Sally Spencer reports > read more

Looking ahead 20 May, 2016 As UK timber prices continue to struggle, Paul Trigg, assistant head of risk underwriting and timber specialist at global credit insurer Euler Hermes, examines the growing fi nancial risk in the sector’s supply chain

Patients, pine and Piveteau’s new frontiers 20 April, 2016 From selling pharmaceutical patent search systems, to developing UK and Irish markets for one of France’s leading softwood producers, Elisabeth Piveteau has had contrasting, but, she says, complementary careers. Mike Jeffree reports

Fencing feel good factor 21 September, 2015 Fencing demand is not as strong as last year, but solid. Meanwhile the pallets sector is keeping its eye on the exchange rate and cheap imports. Sally Spencer reports

Rosy Future for Timber Frame 20 August, 2015 The timber frame sector is benefiting from the upturn in construction activity, with market share of new build housing now nudging 25%. Sally Spencer reports.

Things are Looking Up 20 August, 2015 As housebuilding activity has increased over the last 18 months, the trussed rafter sector’s fortunes have improved in parallel. Sally Spencer reports

Worldview at Global Timber Forum 20 August, 2015 Delegates from around the world gathered to discuss key international wood industry issues
at the second Global Timber Forum summit in China. Mike Jeffree reports

Currencies Outlook 20 June, 2015 2015 has been a year of foreign exchange volatility. Phil McHugh, trading floor manager at Currencies Direct, examines the outlooks for the euro and the markets in general.

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