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Deal, or no deal?
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
Brexit uncertainty and rising stocks have started to disrupt the UK softwood market. Jerry Wilson reports
Pre-Brexit sales boost chipboard demand
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
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
Charlie Bevan-Jones, Managing Director of Border Hardwood Ltd, says European oak is finally finding its value – but is it reaching a saturation point?
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
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
Yellow balau decking from Silva Timber was used to complete a property makeover
WPC cops greater Market share
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
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
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?
Martin Ansell highlights some of the developments made possible by advances in wood science
Training provider TFT Woodexperts has successfully steered two sets of students through wood science exams, while the BMF launches a new online training programme
What exactly are you dealing in?
John Park says the timber industry is trading in carbon capture, storage and usage, as well as wood
Investing in quality
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
The Futurebuild exhibition and conference programme takes place next month
Timber is tops at woodfest sheffield
The second in the series of regional WoodFest events takes place in Sheffield throughout the month
It’s a cover up!
Modified woods such as Accoya and Kebony have been enjoying increasing success as cladding options, while Havwoods interior cladding is capturing the restaurant scene
BSW Timber has brought an exclusive new range of colourful cladding and decking products to market
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