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July 2018


Bridging the skills gap
31 July 2018 Construction site skills shortages mean manufacturers of staircases now need to provide more installation guidance

Solid state
27 July 2018 The joinery sector is seeing solid growth, despite ructions in the construction sector. Sally Spencer reports

Adivbois Buildings Push Multiple Boundaries
27 July 2018 The Adivbois programme is as much about remodelling France’s wood construction industry as wood building innovation. Mike Jeffree reports

Record Carrefour reflects buoyant market
26 July 2018 France’s flagship exhibition has reinforced its claim to be Europe’s leading purely timber trade fair. Mike Jeffree was there

Diversifying Demand for Logs and Lumber
26 July 2018 From logs to engineered timber for construction, international demand has increased for French wood at every stage of processing, report Jean-François Guilbert and Thibaud Le Moign of the industry’s marketing association French Timber

June 2018


The IT crowd
25 June 2018 IT providers are continuing to deliver innovative software solutions to the timber industry. Sally Spencer reports

Better by design
25 June 2018 Advances in technology and software provision is keeping timber designers ahead of the game. Sally Spencer reports

On tour with Glennon brothers
25 June 2018 TTJ Career Development Award sponsor Glennon Brothers recently hosted a tour of Ireland’s forest products sector for the 2017 award finalists. Keren Fallwell reports

Customer service
25 June 2018 Kerridge Commercial Systems business analyst Brian Minns explains how some of the company’s most recent developments have been driven by the specific needs of its customers

TRA in project LED refocus
25 June 2018 The TRA has adopted a new structure to respond to the ever-greater pace of change in construction, members heard at its AGM. Mike Jeffree reports

Our unsung heroes
25 June 2018 The timber trade has been blessed with many personalities, but there are many unsung heroes who have had an important influence on our trade. This piece by Andrew True is about one of them

Offsite on target
25 June 2018 UK housebuilders don’t underestimate the challenges their industry faces, but are investing in meeting them, including in offsite prefabrication. Mike Jeffree reports.

Abodo vulcan enters UK
22 June 2018 A new thermally-modified wood has entered the UK market, reports Stephen Powney

Growing medium
22 June 2018 MTX, the wood-based panels product modified using Accsys’ acetylation process, has been used for some inspiring recent garden building projects

Safe Sanctuary
22 June 2018 Sweden’s House of Heroes children’s recovery centre has been built with MTX

Swedish Evolution
20 June 2018 TTJ caught up with Nigel Buckley-Ryan, sales director at Södra – Sweden’s largest forestowner and one of the UK’s largest timber suppliers – to discuss the current state of the market; what the future holds for timber and its merchants; and the role Södra will play

China Growth
20 June 2018 China continues to exert a massive influence on global timber markets, reports Stephen Powney

Mod Cons
20 June 2018 Accsys Group invited the trade press to see its Accoya wood factory in Arnhem and view some landmark uses of the modified wood. Stephen Powney reports from the Netherlands

Plywood: Seeing Through
20 June 2018 TTF managing director David Hopkins stresses the need for greater clarity in the Chinese plywood trade

May 2018


UK keeps the top slot
22 May 2018 2017 saw a rise in UK imports of US tulipwood and red oak, and completion of several American hardwood showcase construction projects. Mike Jeffree reports