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UK wood product imports up 60% in Q2
09 September, 2021
UK wood product import volumes in Q2 were 60% higher than the same quarter last year, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics.
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TTF’s David Hopkins talks timber supply on BBC News
Monday, August 09, 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.
Raw material supply is key talking point at European sawmill assembly
Friday, June 25, 2021 Securing access to raw materials was the key issue raised at an important gathering of European sawmillers on June 24.
Inaugural dinner of Timber Development UK to be held on November 24
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 This year’s inaugural dinner of Timber Development UK (TDUK), formerly the Timber Trade Federation, will be held on November 24 in London.
International Softwood Conference goes hybrid
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 The 69th International Softwood Conference (ISC) will be a hybrid conference taking place in Helsinki on October 13-14.
TTF warns of major challenges ahead for timber users in Q3 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is warning timber users that the balance between supply and demand is likely to further tighten in Q3 2021.
TTF signs up to Building a Safer Future Charter
Friday, May 21, 2021 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has joined major contractors, housing providers, local authorities and trade bodies in helping to change the culture around building safety.
Panels conference looks beyond Covid-19
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 More than 200 representatives of the international wood-based panels industry gathered for Wood Based Panels International’s (WBPI) Beyond Covid virtual conference on May 11.
Webinar to be held on timber regulation
Monday, May 17, 2021 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF), CEI Bois, and the Office for Product Safety & Standards have come together to offer the opportunity for EU companies to learn, exchange and ask questions around the UK Timber Regulation (UKTR) and Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT).
Ligna 2021 cancelled due to pandemic, next event in 2023
Monday, April 26, 2021 Deutsche Messe has announced that this year’s Ligna exhibition will not be held as a physical event and the next show will happen to 2023.
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.
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.

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