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Swedish Evolution 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
Mod Cons 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
Train gain TFT Woodexperts has a new southern venue for its wood science courses; the Timber Trade Federation has kicked off its Skills Development Programme; and Travis Perkins used Silverstone for a recent training day
Harvesting more than timber Specifying British timber provides more than just a cost benefit, as Grown in Britain CEO Dougal Driver identifies
Price over patriotism Processors of British-grown timber are keen to take advantage of currency exchange rates and to invest in capacity and value adding. Sally Spencer reports
Timber expo gears up The UK’s largest construction show – UK Construction Week – featuring Timber Expo prepares to open its doors once again
London calling The Plywood Club of London has stayed true to its founding principles while also changing with the times. Keren Fallwell reports
FLEGT Licensing boosts customer confidence Three months on from the arrival of the first FLEGT-licensed timber products in the EU from Indonesia, Mike Jeffree asked three well known Indonesian suppliers and three of their EU buyers about its significance and what longer term market impacts could be
From forest to final product Situated near the strategic port of Varberg in south Sweden is Derome AB, a multifaceted timber industry business with sawmilling operations right up to timber house manufacturing. Stephen Powney visited the Derome sawmill
Market Signals When TTJ stopped off at ATA Timber’s Moheda HQ, the company said UK buyers needed to make firm order commitments and realise that global demand for wood was growing, reports Stephen Powney.
Taking timber construction further Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been increasing in prominence as a timber construction method , writes Martin Ansell
Redwood’s robust performance Swedish redwood suppliers are striking an optimistic note, investing and looking at new products. Mike Jeffree reports
Södra Expands UK Possibilities Södra’s Värö site is a true giant of the Swedish sawmilling industry, with around half of its production destined for the UK market. Stephen Powney talks to Södra Wood’s management at the mill
Mod Cons Applications for chemically-modified wood are growing all the time. We take a look at some inspiring examples
A Steady Course Sweden’s timber industry is stable, with domestic and export demand increasing and output set to rise 2-3% this year, reports Swedish Wood director Mikael Eliasson
Vida growth continues TTJ’s south Sweden sawmill visits kicked off with a trip to privately-owned group Vida, a Swedish timber producer with significant activity on the UK market. Stephen Powney reports
Strong demand buoys mills The first half of the year has been marked by good demand for softwood and Finnish mills are hoping it will continue. Keren Fallwell reports.
Ireland prepares for Brexit impact Exports to the UK continue unabated but Ireland’s timber trade is keeping a watchful eye on Brexit negotiations. Sally Spencer reports
Weak Pound Strengthens UK Chipboard Sector Chipboard producers are positive about the UK market, although the Brexit effect creates some uncertainties. Keren Fallwell reports.