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September 2020


Downward trend
04 September 2020 Timber and panel imports are down across the board, according to recent TTF stats

August 2020


Timber and joinery sales bounce back in May
25 August 2020 May saw a sharp rise in sales as lockdown restrictions eased

Class-Y Stuff, Timber
14 August 2020 John Park sets the record straight on strength classes

TTJ Awards goes virtual
14 August 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has led to new solutions and ways of working and that also applies to the TTJ Awards, which will go Virtual for the first time to provide a safe gathering point for the timber trade. TTJ editor Stephen Powney explains what guests can expect from the Virtual experience

Timber On the Campaign Trail
14 August 2020 An industry-wide marketing campaign – Wood CO2ts less – has launched

A family affair
14 August 2020 Andrew and Michael Donaldson are following in their father’s footsteps in taking over the roles of CEO and chairman, respectively, of the James Donaldson & Sons Group. Sally Spencer reports

Pushing The Door On Fire Safety
14 August 2020 With the launch of its new solid timber core fire doors, Halspan says it has equipped itself even more strongly to meet the intensified fire safety demands of the post-Grenfell construction environment. Mike Jeffree reports

Clarity, confidence and certainty
13 August 2020 Stuart Devoil, group head of marketing at James Latham, explains why engineered wood should be the material of choice for joiners

Wrapped in colour and style
13 August 2020 W Howard Group’s national account manager, Jake Cintra, explains the new manufacturing technologies that are giving builders a much wider choice of finish for their door frames, architraves and mouldings

High Profile
13 August 2020 Qwood profile beading features in the doors and windows of many of the UK’s top manufacturers. Simon Hastelow reports

Top Performers
13 August 2020 The thermal, sound and indoor climate qualities of Moralt’s high performance door cores are in demand

Top Tech
13 August 2020 Investment in CNC machining has paid off for bespoke handrail and staircase specialist, Haldane (UK). Sally Spencer reports

A journey to success
12 August 2020 Gowercroft Joinery has proved to be one of the woodworking industry’s outstanding success stories in recent years

Input takes bespoke way forward
12 August 2020 Input Joinery’s new SCM CNC machining centre has boosted productivity, with capacity to spare. Mike Jeffree reports

Supporting role
12 August 2020 BWF CEO Helen Hewitt explains how the organisation has been supporting membership to seize opportunities for building back better, building back greener and building back faster

Border adds web option
12 August 2020 Border Merchant Systems now offers an industry leading e-trading solution to its customers

Freehand Forecasting
12 August 2020 In a recent TTJ webinar, forecasting issues were identified as one of the biggest challenges for merchants as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. To help with forecasting in an uncertain market, merchants need to embrace technology for agility and responsive analysis, says Ian Oldrey, MD of Ten-25 Software

The Hidden Cost of Paperwork
12 August 2020 Chris Fisher, UK operations director LBMH (lumber, building materials and hardlines) at ECI Software Solutions, explains how streamlining documents can help timber suppliers to grow

Helping Hands
05 August 2020 Software providers have stepped up to the plate during the pandemic. Sally Spencer reports

Blended Learning
05 August 2020 Responding to the need for change as our industry gets back to business following the constrictions of lockdown, TFT Woodexperts Ltd has produced its solution for education and training that would normally be held in the classroom