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The New European Bauhaus: wood sector sets out its stall
22 March, 2021
A top adviser to the EU Commission president will give a keynote address at the virtual wood4bauhaus conference on April 8.
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AFI takes new stance on treated timber in ground contact
Thursday, March 11, 2021 The Association of Fencing Industries (AFI) is recommending that fencing installers only use chemically treated timber in ground contact where this is a specific requirement by the client because of concerns raised in an AFI survey about early failures of treated fence posts.
TTF survey finds timber industry resilience, but also Brexit trade friction
Monday, March 01, 2021 Difficulties with logistics and trading with Northern Ireland under new Brexit protocols are having impacts on an already tight timber supply chain, a new UK timber Trade Federation (TTF) survey has found.
Treated timber awareness campaign set to launch
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 A major new treated timber awareness campaign has been launched with the aim of educating people about correct specification and use of treated timber products.
Brexit conclusion compounds impact on availability and prices
Monday, February 08, 2021 The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has warned of unprecedented prices and availability of raw materials and is predicting these will affect the packaging and pallet market until at least the middle of this year.
UK timber sector co-ordinates on university design competition
Monday, February 01, 2021 The UK timber industries are co-ordinating on an exciting new university design competition to produce a homes “masterplan” utilising timber and hybrid timber systems.
UK’s leading woodworking machinery show announces postponement until 2022
Monday, January 25, 2021 The UK’s leading woodworking machinery exhibition - W Exhibition & Elements – has postponed its autumn 2021 show until February 6-9, 2022.
TTF timber import stats show continued strong market recovery
Friday, January 08, 2021 Timber and panel import volumes performed strongly in October 2020 for the fifth consecutive month since June, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) timber statistics.
UK fencing contractors surveyed on introducing treated timber post warranty scheme
Friday, December 11, 2020 Contractors in the fencing industry are being surveyed to see if they will back a warranty scheme in a bid to solve problems when treated timber fence posts fail prematurely.
Timber users and buyers warned on stock shortages
Friday, December 11, 2020 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is advising all timber users and buyers to be proactive in their purchasing strategies against a background of continuing tight wood supply conditions.
Study shows benefits of wooden surfaces in fight against spread of coronavirus
Friday, December 04, 2020 Using more wooden surfaces could help with hospital hygiene and fight the spread of coronavirus, according to an ongoing study by universities in Finland.
Leading global furniture fair moves to autumn 2021 date
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 Leading global furniture fair Salone del Mobile will be in September next year to give the event a better opportunity of success against the backdrop of the global pandemic.
TTF sales course delegates provide financial return for their timber employers
Monday, November 30, 2020 Delegates completing the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Essential Foundations in Sales Management (EFSM) course have increased sales for their combined respective firms by well over £6m in 2020.
TTF and TRADA announce merger plans
Monday, November 16, 2020 Two of the UK’s leading timber sector organisations – the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and TRADA – have announced merger plans.
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).
TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off this Friday
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off this week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.
Wood Awards 2020 shortlist revealed
Monday, September 14, 2020 Seventeen structures and nine product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2020 shortlist.
EPF stats show wood-based panel production declined in 2019
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.
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.
TRA backs Boris to build, build, build
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a major investment in construction and infrastructure to help boost economic recovery.

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