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August 2020


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

Lockdown losses
05 August 2020 The timber sector felt the full force of lockdown in April, with imports down 40% on the same month in 2019

Covid-19 hits merchants’figures
05 August 2020 BMBI figures show merchant sales collapsed under Covid-19 lockdown

June 2020


Something in the air
12 June 2020 Andrew True discusses the fine art of air drying timber

Collection selection
12 June 2020 February 2020 saw the introduction of the new Egger Decorative Collection 2020-22. This was the biggest product launch for the company since 2017, offering the very best decors and textures with a focus on the latest design trends

Garnica builds seventh factory
12 June 2020 Leading European plywood manufacturer Garnica has commenced construction work on its seventh factory, in north-central France. Stephen Powney looks at the investment and recent developments at Garnica

Lumin embarks on expansion project
12 June 2020 South American plywood manufacturer Uruply SA (Lumin) is about to embark on a US$30m investment in an additional production line. Stephen Powney spoke to Lumin CEO Alvaro Molinari

OSB4 gains market interest
12 June 2020 OSB4 is the highest performance OSB board in the market, attracting increased interest in global markets. Stephen Powney talks to several mills producing the board and examines the product benefits and applications