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WPA acts to dispel treatment misperceptions 21 December, 2015 The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has acted to correct misperceptions about BS 8417’s 30-year specification. Steve Young, WPA director, explains.

Fit for purpose 21 December, 2015 There can’t be a more important task than ensuring you supply and specify the right fire retardant- treated timber product, says Mike Smith, Arch Timber Protection fire retardants manager

Laying firm foundations 21 December, 2015 Timber’s use in construction is developing and diversifying and, reports Koppers UK business director Lee Christie, fi re retardants produced and applied to latest standards are helping ensure that continues by boosting safety and market confidence

Cutting edge innovation 20 November, 2015 The latest EXCALIBUR R incising technology from Tweddle Engineering recently won the Product Innovation category at this year’s TTJ Awards. Derek Tweddle, MD of the company, investigates the background to this market focused development

LVL giant on line 20 November, 2015 STEICO’s new LVL line is up and running. Keren Fallwell reports from the factory in Poland

Rise of the Robots 20 October, 2015 Robotics will play an ever more critical role in manufacturing and product handling, says Andrew Matthews, production director, at multi-faceted timber products supplier National Hickman.

Moving materials 20 October, 2015 Forklifts and other materials handling vehicles/equipment are an important asset of merchants, importers, distributors and manufacturers. Here we ask Combilift’s managing director Martin McVicar about the sector.

360 Safety 20 October, 2015 The Fork Lift Truck Association is driving safety standards for forklift use and its National Fork Lift Safety Conference was a chance to share best practice and case studies for users.

Balancing Act 21 September, 2015 Norvik Timber Industries CEO Sampsa Auvinen was recently appointed president of the European Organisation of the Sawmilling Industry (EOS). Here Mr Auvinen charts recent market developments in the sector and looks at prospects ahead

Sky’s the Limit 20 July, 2015 BSkyB’s new educational building is a great advert for engineered timber construction on a grand scale reports Stephen Powney.

Timber Makes An Entrance 20 June, 2015 Handrails showcase timber’s aesthetics and versatility. Keren Fallwell reports

Woodfab Opts for Brodbaek 20 June, 2015 Woodfab Timber’s new main sawline uses machinery mainly from Brodbaek, Sally Spencer reports.

Ligna Makes Mark 20 June, 2015 Just about every conceivable woodworking machine you could need for timber processing was on display at this year’s Ligna show in Hanover. Stephen Powney reports.

Buying Power 20 June, 2015 Tens of millions of pounds are being invested in UK and Irish sawmills, reflecting confidence in the sector. Sally Spencer reports.

Researching Wood 20 June, 2015 The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (WKI) is a leading German research facility with
specialism in timber. Its director, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bohumil Kasal explains the institute’s work

Sawmills invest 20 June, 2015 Hales and Ransfords make mill investments, Sally Spencer reports.

Tried and Tested 20 June, 2015 German EWD sawing technology is at the heart of A&J Scott’s new mill facilities, Sally Spencer reports.

Covers ready for IED 04 June, 2015 Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has recently experienced a steady increase in demand for its timber treatment service.

Treatment Boost 20 May, 2015 Timber importers, merchants and treatment services specialists are investing in facilities for the
future. Here are a few examples of recent investments

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