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There have been several different announcements on the UK mill scene these last few weeks.
Engineered timber products are opening new horizons for wood, notably in construction. But, says Peter Wilson, architect, director of Timber Design Initiatives Ltd and TTJ Awards judge, to realize their even greater future potential demands ‘serious investment’ in R&D
Mark Bowers, product director at Snows Timber, says the trade’s future prospects are good if belief remains high in timber’s credentials and products
It is now nearly two months from the UK’s Brexit vote. While the market picture and prospects are not wholly clear, we are getting more signs of how the market is reacting. When Travis Perkins, one of the UK’s biggest sellers of wood, publishes its quarterly results, there are always some good pointers.
Ghana’s programme to start EU FLEGT legality assurance licensing has already resulted in major forest and timber sector reform and the European trade needs to know about it, says TTF Head of Sustainability Mike Worrell
Recent months have certainly seen major political upheaval, says Timber Trade Federation managing director David Hopkins. But, with this comes great opportunity
British Woodworking Federation (BWF) chief executive Iain McIlwee says the BWF has joined the Confederation of Timber Industries at a time of great opportunity to drive positive change
Well it happened. Whatever way you voted in the EU referendum we now face undeniably one of the biggest periods of change ever in the UK. That’s democracy!
In just a few days we’ll know the result of the UK’s referendum on EU membership.
The TTF’s Plywood Summit is aiming for third party accreditation for all hardwood plywood. Without it, writes president Keith Fryer, the consequences could be dire