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Hitting the heights 20 September, 2016 Architects, engineers, construction industry professionals and representatives of the timber supply chain attended the fourth Wood for Good conference series at London’s Canada House at the end of June. Sally Spencer joined them > read more

The “science” of buying and selling 20 September, 2016 Timber pricing has a ‘wood’ science aspect – economics, psychology and sociology all playing a part in the equation. So is the timber trade capable, by application of those sciences, of change for the better? Andrew True, a recently retired trader himself, says yes

Expo extras 20 September, 2016 Timber Expo 2016 has a host of added attractions, from linked UK Construction Week events, to awards, seminars and a beer festival

Diverse designs 20 September, 2016 The wood flooring sector is responding to changes in design trends with some inspiring new products and projects

Joiners debate Brexit 19 August, 2016 Joinery companies and suppliers to the sector came together at the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Members’ Day to keep well informed about a host of important topics, writes Stephen Powney

Wood science - why does it matter? 19 August, 2016 A timber trade staffed across the board with knowledgeable wood professionals is something the whole industry should aspire too, says Wood Technology Society chairman John Park

Strategic thinking 20 July, 2016 The TTF has set out its strategy for the future, one that will see it add value to all its activities. Sally Spencer reports

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

Positive trends after tougher year 20 May, 2016 There are early signs that 2016 will be a stronger year for US hardwood exports to the UK and the rest of Europe. Rupert Oliver of Forest Industries Intelligence reports

Wood: under-priced and undervalued 20 May, 2016 Andrew True, Wood Technology Society board member and experienced timber trader, continues his look at timber pricing

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

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

Hot to handle 21 March, 2016 IMHX 2016 showcases the latest in materials handling, logistics and supply chain solutions. Show organsier Rob Fisher looks at some of the show highlights.

Expansion Trail 21 March, 2016 Estonian timber garden building manufacturer Palmako is expanding its offering to the UK.

Brexit or fixit? 21 March, 2016 The EU Referendum debate is firmly under way. TTJ looks at how the timber sector views this important milestone.

On deck on trend 21 March, 2016 Janet Sycamore of the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) says its members continue to grow, diversify and raise standards in the decking market

Preservation, and promotion 21 March, 2016 In Sweden, use of preserved softwood in outdoor applications, including decking and garden products, is being promoted through both marketing and lobbying. Mike Jeffree reports.

What’s in bloom this season? 21 March, 2016 TTJ asks gardening journalist and former Garden Design Journal Editor Sarah Giles about coming timber garden product trends for 2016

Designs on garden growth 21 March, 2016 The timber garden products sector is in upbeat mood, with the market moving to more designed products and greater choice

The road less travelled 21 March, 2016 Wood for Good chair Craig White is not one to shy away from an opportunity. He talks to Keren Fallwell.

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