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W Exhibition sponsors TTJ Smart Manufacturing Award
03 June, 2019
The W Exhibition – the UK’s leading woodworking technology show – has come on board as sponsor of new TTJ Awards category, the TTJ Smart Manufacturing Award.
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Timber construction gains further political momentum in Germany
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Germany’s sawmill and timber industries have hailed a “groundbreaking decision” encouraging the greater promotion of wood as a building material in Germany.
Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 More than 70 directors and business leaders within the trussed rafter sector converged on Warrington for a high energy Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM on May 2.
Tropical timber losing share in German market
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Tropical timber is losing market share in Germany despite the country’s growth in wood consumption, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest market report.
Construction sector reports reveal optimism for second quarter
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Latest surveys from the Construction Products Association (CPA) and Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveal a broadly optimistic picture in the construction materials and building sector.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.
European parquet markets stable to positive
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 European wood flooring markets are showing stable to slightly positive trends, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
Frank Bruno confirmed as NETTA dinner speaker
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Former world boxing champion Frank Bruno will be guest speaker at the North East Timber Trade Association (NETTA) dinner on June 13.
Wood Awards call for entries
Monday, March 18, 2019 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2019 call for entries.
UK softwood market prospects to improve if Brexit deal struck
Monday, March 11, 2019 Surprisingly positive UK softwood forecasts were shared at the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) UK Softwood Conference last week.
Traders converge on Bristol for annual dinner
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Timber traders gathered for the annual Western Timber Trade Association (WTTA) dinner in Bristol on February 15.
Lord Deben: more timber construction and forestry planting needed to meet climate change targets
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The UK Government will not meet its climate change targets without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction.
BCF conference to cover political and economic landscape
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The annual conference of the British Coatings Federation will take place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel on May 9. A reception and gala dinner will follow the conference programme.
TTF adapts structure to focus on market-facing activities
Monday, January 28, 2019 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has reported new members joining and an alteration of structure to focus on increased market-facing activities.
Homegrown hardwood timber on the up
Monday, January 07, 2019 Grown in Britain’s latest pricing data for UK grown hardwood is showing across the board value increases for 2018.
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.
BWF sponsors Wood and Wellness conference
Thursday, December 13, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has come on board TTJ’s Wood and Wellness Conference as a Silver Sponsor.
UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m.
Timber construction trend to continue despite building regs move
Monday, December 03, 2018 The move towards timber construction will not be thwarted by a change to building regulations aimed at banning use of combustible materials in new residential buildings over 18m, says the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).
BWF appoints permanent CEO and celebrates industry awards
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Helen Hewitt was confirmed as the permanent CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) at the organisation’s annual dinner and awards in central London on November 23.

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