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September 2019


The Plywood Saga – Part 2
18 September 2019 Sellers of plywood should know its composition and how it will perform in service, says John Park

Selection day
18 September 2019 The Wood Awards showcase the best of architecture and product design with timber. TTJ highlights a small selection of the 2019 shortlist

Board talk
18 September 2019 Panel producers and suppliers to the industry gathered in Scotland for the important European Panel Federation AGM. Stephen Powney attended and brings this report

Showcasing the perfect solution
18 September 2019 Timber will be taking to the floor at UK Construction Week at the NEC in October

Sweet success
17 September 2019 George Fereday, senior lecturer and technology co-ordinator at the CASS School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University explains how design can be used as a tool to promote home-grown species

Start with the trees
17 September 2019 Grown in Britain’s Dougal Driver looks at how the potential abatement of carbon could be turned into reality by encouraging and implementing a new ethos around the management and use of UK woodlands

Standing its ground
17 September 2019 The British-grown timber sector is holding its own against imports, says Confor. Sally Spencer reports

Supercharging sales
17 September 2019 Arbor Forest Products’ training programme has helped merchants boost sales

Imports up but slowing
17 September 2019 Latest TTF figures show an increase in imports of timber and panel products, although volumes dipped in May

Slowdown in Q2 sales
17 September 2019 TTJ’s monthly column in partnership with the Builders Merchant Building Index reveals a slowdown in year-on-year growth

August 2019


Don’t blame the wood
26 August 2019 The performance of wood and wood products is entirely dependent on appropriate design, specification, manufacture, supply, installation and maintenance, says John Park

TTBS national golf success
26 August 2019 More than 50 timber traders enjoyed the annual TTBS national golf day last month

The combustibles catch-all
26 August 2019 Following the government’s decision last December to restrict the use of combustible materials in the external walls of new buildings over 18m tall, Jeremy English, sales director at Södra Wood Ltd, considers the impact of the legislation and the immediate and longer-term implications to the construction sector

In tune with timber
26 August 2019 Hi-Spec Precision Engineering has a sideline in manufacturing solid wood electric guitar bodies

Turbulence and decline
26 August 2019 Canada’s sawmillers face a range of challenges, from massive insect pest damage in the forest, to increased competition from Europe and trade tariffs in their biggest export market, the US. They are having to explore new strategies to find the answers. Building materials and real-estate consultant Robert Woodbridge reports

Independence Day
26 August 2019 Snows Timber is now carving a path as a fully independent company following a management buyout earlier this year from Bradfords Group. Stephen Powney joined the company on a media day

Have your say
26 August 2019 For some time the ECHA has been proposing the restriction of formaldehyde in articles that will include furniture. We asked Phil Reynolds, technical development manager at FIRA International to explain

Iconic ercol
26 August 2019 Ercol has been designing and making quality furniture since the 1920s and has just launched four new collections onto the high street

Altared images
26 August 2019 Luke Hughes & Company designed and manufactured liturgical furniture for Ely Cathedral and did so with its architecture in mind

Designing for well-being
26 August 2019 Benchmark has provided bespoke OVO furniture for the Foster + Partners-designed Cleveland Clinic Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio