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October 2018


Blue stain – A problem or not?
29 October 2018 Andrew True asks wood scientist colleagues whether blue stain has any structural implications

Recovery and recycling in TIMCON’s sights
29 October 2018 Delegates at TIMCON’s AGM last month heard the organisation is committed to tackling high prices and packaging targets

Ship Ahoy!
29 October 2018 Scotline has just launched its latest vessel, the Scot Carrier, which will be the largest ship in the company’s fleet

Tailored for timber
29 October 2018 Port of Tilbury’s location continues to make it an attractive shipping destination for forest product imports

Look east
29 October 2018 ABP’s East Anglian ports are supporting a thriving timber trade

Shaping the future
29 October 2018 Today’s ports provide flexible distribution hubs for the forest products sector

Fire protection now tops agenda
29 October 2018 Following the Grenfell fire last year and the subsequent Hackitt Review, fire protection and the performance of materials in fire has come to the top of the agenda. Stephen Powney attended the Timber Trade Federation’s Fire Seminar in London during September

Applied learning
29 October 2018 Applied learning principles are key for architecture students, writes George Fereday, senior lecturer and technology co-ordinator at the CASS School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University.

A cure for treatments?
25 October 2018 The TTF’s Preservative Treatment Action Plan aims to raise levels of transparency and knowledge across the supply chain from producer to builder. TTJ investigates how TTF members, and their customers, are reacting to the Federation’s proposals

September 2018


Wood is not the issue
26 September 2018 The Grenfell Tower tragedy has highlighted a catalogue of errors, none of which can be attributed to wood, says John Park

Selection box
26 September 2018 The Wood Awards 2018 shortlist features the best of British architecture and product design. TTJ highlights a small selection

EPF ready for the future
26 September 2018 The European Panel Federation’s General Assembly in Lucerne covered a vast range of subjects affecting the panels sector, Stephen Powney reports from the event

The ABC of the W
26 September 2018 The biennial W Exhibition opens its doors at the NEC at the end of this month

Innovation on show
26 September 2018 Next month’s Timber Expo focuses firmly on innovation and on the future for timber in construction

Making the most of it
25 September 2018 Grown in Britain’s chief executive, Dougal Driver, explains why more should be made of British timber

Home work
25 September 2018 Sawmills are making the most of the current strong demand for British-grown timber, although margins remain tight. Sally Spencer reports

Online training logs a win
24 September 2018 As the construction industry continues its struggle with skills shortages, the trussed rafter industry is working hard to upskill employees, with sign-ups for specialist training quadrupling.

August 2018


A question of balance
28 August 2018 A good mix of products, wide geographical coverage, being both in and out of Europe, and a strong balance sheet, for the Premier Forest Group it is all about spreading risk and reaping the reward. Robin Meade speaks to the new CEO

TTBS national golf success
28 August 2018 One of the highlights of the timber trade’s golfing calendar – the TTBS National Golf – was another big success, reports Ivan Savage

Science first
28 August 2018 The Wood Technology Society held its first scientific conference in June. Sally Spencer reports on the first day