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Global appetite for French timber 26 July, 2018
A combination of a resurgent home market and export demand is filling the order books of the French timber sector. One key concern, however, is raw material supply, writes French Timber managing director Jean-François Guilbert
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Milan and Nantes shows punch weight
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Nantes and Milan are key places in the European timber industry calendar this year.
Don’t panic, do get technical
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation and a backlash against business social media use should not trigger a wholesale rethink on marketing strategy, but the Grenfell disaster should prompt a focus on precision of product performance claims, writes Liz Male of Liz Male Consulting.
Construction class action
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The Design Engineer Construct! programme enables construction and associated businesses to really engage in attracting badly needed new young talent to their industry, says Alison Watson MBE of Class of Your Own
Tightening of fire regulations loom
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 There has been a lot of talk in the timber industry about the potential knock-on effects of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell fire.
Is face-to-face customer service dead?
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
Tuesday, May 22, 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
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.

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