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Making the most of wood in healthy buildings 19 March, 2019
Treated and modified timber have a key role to play in helping construction capitalise fully on the wellness benefits of wood, writes Wood Protection Association chief executive Gordon Ewbank
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WPC is now PC for timber sector
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 New product and market opportunities should be high on every company’s priorities.
Added assurance for timber building
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Developing industry skills and giving customers assurance on quality and performance must be the focus for the timber building sector, says Structural Timber Association chief executive Andrew Carpenter
Brexit and beyond
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The uncertainties surrounding Brexit put the onus more than ever on communication between merchant and supplier, says Nigel Buckley Ryan, UK sales director, merchants, Södra
Planning for Brexit
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Without too much emphasis on the B-word, companies across the sector are clearly gearing themselves up should there be a no-deal Brexit.
Panto is over, but political farce continues
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Continued lack of clarity over Brexit is causing inevitable economic uncertainty and stress, but the timber sector and Timber Trade Federation is focused on business development regardless, writes TTF managing director David Hopkins
Building on market momentum
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 The EU timber trade faces challenges in 2019, not least the potential impacts of Brexit, but the woodworking industries federation CEI-Bois is determined to help it maintain market impetus, writes secretary-general Patrizio Antonicoli
Staying engaged with eu opportunity
Monday, December 17, 2018 Regardless of Brexit, the UK timber sector must cultivate, maintain and improve relationships with colleagues across the rest of Europe, writes Keith Fryer Buildbase forest products development manager
A fire safety essential
Monday, December 17, 2018 Post Grenfell, more than ever, Declarations of Performance for fire rated panels are a key assurance, writes Meyer Timber compliance manager Stephen Cope
Potentially momentous times for tropical timber
Thursday, November 22, 2018 There are major opportunities for tropical timber in marine civil engineering applications, but only if suppliers and customers are persuaded to use a wider range of lesser-known species, writes Dr John Williams, principal consultant at engineering, environmental and technical services consultancy RSK
Wood, the wonder material
Thursday, November 22, 2018 Panel products are at the centre of the circular economy although ready and reasonable access to woody biomass remains a challenge, writes Clive Pinnington, managing director of the European Panel Federation

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