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The “science” of buying and selling 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 Timber Expo 2016 has a host of added attractions, from linked UK Construction Week events, to awards, seminars and a beer festival
Diverse designs The wood flooring sector is responding to changes in design trends with some inspiring new products and projects
Joiners debate Brexit 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? 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 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 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 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 Andrew True, Wood Technology Society board member and experienced timber trader, continues his look at timber pricing
Modified Rapture 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 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 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 Estonian timber garden building manufacturer Palmako is expanding its offering to the UK.
Brexit or fixit? The EU Referendum debate is firmly under way. TTJ looks at how the timber sector views this important milestone.
On deck on trend 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 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? TTJ asks gardening journalist and former Garden Design Journal Editor Sarah Giles about coming timber garden product trends for 2016
Designs on garden growth The timber garden products sector is in upbeat mood, with the market moving to more designed products and greater choice
The road less travelled Wood for Good chair Craig White is not one to shy away from an opportunity. He talks to Keren Fallwell.