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Why we mustn’t ignore red oak 22 May, 2018
It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
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Seeing Red
Monday, May 21, 2018 On the front page of this issue is one of the most striking recent applications of timber I can remember. It is in the City of London at the new HQ of Bloomberg and was designed by renowned architects Foster and Partners.
Timber trades count down to the GDPR
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation has major implications for business, says Matthew Mahony, British Woodworking Federation policy and communications executive
The wood awards – where skill intersects sustainability
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 The Wood Awards not only celebrates latest advances and new design directions in the use of timber in construction and manufacture, it’s also an valuable interface between the design and specifier sectors and the timber trade, writes David Miles, chief executive officer of Gold Sponsor Mears plc
Greenpeace signals new direction on certification
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 When Greenpeace International became one of the founding members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) back in 1993 it was a landmark moment.
Bold Brexit pledge benefits trade
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 James Latham Group environmental manager Ewa Bazydlo welcomes the government’s pledge to stay at the EU table on timber legality regulation and assurance post Brexit
Government backing British
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 With increasing support in the highest places, Grown in Britain’s momentum can only grow, says chief executive Dougal Driver
Communicating FLEGT is key
Monday, February 26, 2018 Indonesian FLEGT-licensed timber has been available for over a year, but still more has to be done to communicate what lies behind the licence, writes TTF head of sustainability Mike Worrell.
Wood - but not as we know it
Monday, February 26, 2018 Species, specification and application – all need to be rethought to ensure timber fulfill its promise as the material of the future, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology
Supply remains big issue
Monday, February 26, 2018 When there is an issue in the timber trade that keeps dominating trade talk it’s hard to focus on other things. This is what is happening with the supply and pricing challenge currently facing the sector.
Panels sector clears one Brexit hurdle
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Ingenuity, compromise and industry pressure have dealt with the risk of British companies, including wood panel producers, losing 2018 EU Emissions Trading Scheme allowances as a consequence of Brexit. Combined with promising trade trends, this could make for a happy new year for the sector, says Wood Panel Industries Federation director-general Alastair Kerr

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