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March 2019


Deal, or no deal?
21 March 2019 TTF Brexit transition workshops provided guidance for the timber trade in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit from the EU. Sally Spencer reports on some of the points raised

Brexit causes disruption
21 March 2019 Brexit uncertainty and rising stocks have started to disrupt the UK softwood market. Jerry Wilson reports

Pre-Brexit sales boost chipboard demand
21 March 2019 There are no complaints about UK sales of chipboard but is it because customers are buildingstocks ahead of Brexit or is it indicative of genuinely healthy demand? Keren Fallwell reports

Gardeners’ question time
21 March 2019 Sally Spencer asks garden product manufacturers how the sector is performing and what we can expect for the 2019 season

Border hardwood ensures European oak supply
21 March 2019 Charlie Bevan-Jones, Managing Director of Border Hardwood Ltd, says European oak is finally finding its value – but is it reaching a saturation point?

Competition rules
20 March 2019 Janet Sycamore, director of operations at the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) highlights the current trends and new materials available to the decking market

Wood and Wellness
20 March 2019 TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference heard that timber has the perfect opportunity to benefi t from the growing well-being agenda. Sally Spencer reports

Follow the yellow balau road
20 March 2019 Yellow balau decking from Silva Timber was used to complete a property makeover

WPC cops greater Market share
20 March 2019 Wood-plastic composites (WPC) continue to record strong growth in the decking market and are looking to make inroads in the cladding and high-end fencing markets too, reports Stephen Powney

What’s hot in the kitchen
20 March 2019 The UK kitchen market is a competitive, fast-moving place, made more so as online influencers increasingly shape consumer choice. Mike Jeffree reports

More than surface appeal
19 March 2019 There was more to the panel products, décors and flooring at the Surface Design Show than met the eye. Latest surfaces are also about high tech materials and processing, malleability, texture – even smell. Mike Jeffree reports

What has wood science done for us?
19 March 2019 Martin Ansell highlights some of the developments made possible by advances in wood science

Exam success
19 March 2019 Training provider TFT Woodexperts has successfully steered two sets of students through wood science exams, while the BMF launches a new online training programme

February 2019


What exactly are you dealing in?
12 February 2019 John Park says the timber industry is trading in carbon capture, storage and usage, as well as wood

Investing in quality
12 February 2019 Bradfords Building Supplies has its roots in the 18th century but its eyes on the future and timber is very much part of that. Sally Spencer reports

Back to the futurebuild
12 February 2019 The Futurebuild exhibition and conference programme takes place next month

Timber is tops at woodfest sheffield
12 February 2019 The second in the series of regional WoodFest events takes place in Sheffield throughout the month

It’s a cover up!
12 February 2019 Modified woods such as Accoya and Kebony have been enjoying increasing success as cladding options, while Havwoods interior cladding is capturing the restaurant scene

Colourful cladding
12 February 2019 BSW Timber has brought an exclusive new range of colourful cladding and decking products to market

Clad tidings
12 February 2019 TTJ spoke to Vincent Timber managing director Andrew Allen about the current market and the impact of major issues such as reaction to the Grenfell Tower fire and Brexit