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TTF’s David Hopkins talks timber supply on BBC News
09 August, 2021
Timber Trade Federation CEO David Hopkins has appeared on the BBC TV 6pm news to talk about current timber supply issues affecting the UK.
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Indonesian ambassador visits UK timber companies
Monday, July 19, 2021 In a bid to encourage UK timber importers to increase their purchase of legal and sustainable timber from Indonesia, a delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has visited a number of manufacturers across the country.
The New European Bauhaus: wood sector sets out its stall
Monday, March 22, 2021 A top adviser to the EU Commission president will give a keynote address at the virtual wood4bauhaus conference on April 8.
Interface becomes first employee-owned UK certification body
Sunday, January 17, 2021 Interface NRM Ltd has become the first certification body in the UK providing FSC, PEFC and ISO certification to become employee-owned.
Webinar introduces open access global trade data sources
Friday, October 16, 2020 The FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) is holding a webinar from 9am-10.30am on Tuesday October 20 to introduce two new, innovative and freely accessible online sources of trade data - the IMM's own Data Dashboard and the Sustainable Timber Information Exchange (STIX).
Soil Association welcomes UK proposals on illegal deforestation
Monday, September 14, 2020 Soil Association Certification Forestry has welcomed UK government proposals to ensure supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
Industry-wide Wood CO2ts less marketing campaign launched
Monday, July 13, 2020 An industry-wide campaign - Wood CO2ts less - has launched to encourage greater use of wood.
Indonesians withdraw export legality licensing requirement
Friday, March 27, 2020 In a shock move, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade is pushing through a new regulation withdrawing the obligation on timber and wood products companies to provide legality assurance documentation with exports.
New report urges Government to increase use of timber construction
Friday, November 08, 2019 The Government has been urged to implement the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee by increasing the use of timber in construction.
Waugh Thistleton selected for key EU wood construction project
Friday, October 18, 2019 Waugh Thistleton Architects has been selected as the UK partner in a consortium receiving significant EU innovation funding to explore ways of increasing the use of wood in construction, a key step toward combatting climate change.
UK timber football stadium plan kicked into touch by council
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Plans to build the first UK football stadium out of wood have been rejected by councillors.
Timber “perfectly placed” to benefit from growing wellness economy, conference hears
Thursday, February 14, 2019 TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference, which took place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on February 13 heard that the wood sector is perfectly placed to potentially benefit from the growing global wellbeing economy.
Wood and Wellness conference prepares to kick off
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The Wood and Wellness conference takes place in central London on Wednesday February 13, with top architects Alex de Rijke, Oliver Heath and DaeWha Kang sharing their experience of using wood as part of projects to foster health and well-being.
Movement restrictions to protect against tree pest in Kent
Monday, January 28, 2019 New measures have been introduced to protect the country against the larger eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus), which was discovered in Kent in December 2018.
MEDITE SMARTPLY sponsors Wood and Wellness
Friday, January 25, 2019 Leading panel products manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY has come on board TTJ’s Wood and Wellness Conference as a Silver Sponsor.
Stora Enso and FSC join forces in a strategic partnership
Thursday, January 03, 2019 Stora Enso and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry.
Book your tickets for Wood and Wellness!
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Tickets for TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference are on sale with members of timber industry organisations able to qualify for a discount.
Clear wood-based wrapping film wins New Wood competition
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A clear packaging film made from wood pulp rather than plastic has won the New Wood competition.
TTF stages its first panels conference
Thursday, November 08, 2018 The Timber Trade Federation’s inaugural UK Wood Panels Conference took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on November 7.
TTJ announces Wood and Wellness conference
Monday, September 24, 2018 TTJ is to hold a major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and wellbeing in the built environment.

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