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October 2019


Positive Ports in a Storm
24 October 2019 Customs log jams and other import hold-ups are among post-Brexit predictions, but ports say they’re doing their utmost to minimise problems and longer-term are upbeat about developing their timber and wood products services. Mike Jeffree reports

Safe and Sound
24 October 2019 This year’s WPA awards featured projects that have kept people and wildlife safe. Sally Spencer reports

Brexit and the BPR
24 October 2019 Gordon Ewbank, CEO of the Wood Protection Association, clarifies the situation regarding the implications of Brexit on the preservative treated wood supply chain.

WPA unveils new brand identity and strategic vision
23 October 2019 The WPA’s chief executive Gordon Ewbank gives TTJ an exclusive insight into the Association’s fresh new image and operations.

Refreshed and Relevant
23 October 2019 The Wood Campus online learning and information site has new material and updates

Import Growth Weighted to Q1
23 October 2019 Latest TTF figures show an increase in import volumes over the first half of 2019, with Q1 accounting for all the growth.

Timber and Joinery Sales Flat in July
23 October 2019 TTJ’s monthly column in partnership with the Builders Merchant Building Index shows timber and joinery sales growth was marginally down in July

September 2019


The Plywood Saga – Part 2
18 September 2019 Sellers of plywood should know its composition and how it will perform in service, says John Park

Selection day
18 September 2019 The Wood Awards showcase the best of architecture and product design with timber. TTJ highlights a small selection of the 2019 shortlist

Board talk
18 September 2019 Panel producers and suppliers to the industry gathered in Scotland for the important European Panel Federation AGM. Stephen Powney attended and brings this report

Showcasing the perfect solution
18 September 2019 Timber will be taking to the floor at UK Construction Week at the NEC in October

Sweet success
17 September 2019 George Fereday, senior lecturer and technology co-ordinator at the CASS School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University explains how design can be used as a tool to promote home-grown species

Start with the trees
17 September 2019 Grown in Britain’s Dougal Driver looks at how the potential abatement of carbon could be turned into reality by encouraging and implementing a new ethos around the management and use of UK woodlands

Standing its ground
17 September 2019 The British-grown timber sector is holding its own against imports, says Confor. Sally Spencer reports

Supercharging sales
17 September 2019 Arbor Forest Products’ training programme has helped merchants boost sales

Imports up but slowing
17 September 2019 Latest TTF figures show an increase in imports of timber and panel products, although volumes dipped in May

Slowdown in Q2 sales
17 September 2019 TTJ’s monthly column in partnership with the Builders Merchant Building Index reveals a slowdown in year-on-year growth

August 2019


Don’t blame the wood
26 August 2019 The performance of wood and wood products is entirely dependent on appropriate design, specification, manufacture, supply, installation and maintenance, says John Park

TTBS national golf success
26 August 2019 More than 50 timber traders enjoyed the annual TTBS national golf day last month

The combustibles catch-all
26 August 2019 Following the government’s decision last December to restrict the use of combustible materials in the external walls of new buildings over 18m tall, Jeremy English, sales director at Södra Wood Ltd, considers the impact of the legislation and the immediate and longer-term implications to the construction sector