Timber Trades Journal Online


TDUK has new venue for Annual Dinner
06 February, 2023 The 2023 Timber Development UK Annual Dinner will be held at a new venue this year - Old Billingsgate.
  • BMF Burns Night raises record sum for charity
    The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) raised £13,000 for its charity of the year Band of Builders, at its annual Burns Night supper held in Edinburgh last week. This was not only a record sum for the event, it is also the largest single contribution to a fantastic total of £32,500 raised by BMF for the charity over the last 12 months.
  • Project Net Zero Home uses MEDITE SMARTPLY products
    In County Wexford, south-east Ireland, work is under way on a Project Net Zero Home near MEDITE SMARTPLY’s wood-panel manufacturing facilities. This exemplar new-build house aims to demonstrate how to put theories of decarbonising buildings into practice, with the aim of achieving net zero carbon.


Reliable racking
09 January, 2023 Founded almost 60 years ago, Thorogood Timber has always believed that everything it does should be focused on quality – and that includes its Stakapal racking
  • AHEC unveils certification project
    With certified sustainability and legality increasingly a default requirement in the global timber trade, a new approach to certification is evolving in the US. Mike Jeffree reports
  • The scientific approach
    Mike Gorman, sales director of East Yorkshire racking specialist Filstorage, looks at the scientific approach to timber yard design and how this can benefit merchants
  • Fire protection hots up
    Fire retardant wood-based panels are a subject of keen market interest. One FR technology specialist – Zeroignition – recently showed its capabilities to international global producers in Germany. Stephen Powney talked to Martin Dickie of Zeroignition


Confor urges government stability and planting
20 December, 2022 Economic headwinds are building for the UK sawmill sector, but Defra now has the resources to make a difference for the industry by stimulating productive tree planting, writes Confederation of Forest Industries chief executive Stuart Goodall
  • World Cup distraction from difficult markets
    The World Cup has kicked off and while we’ll all be hoping for English or Welsh success, the tournament is not necessarily universally being welcomed by all in the business community.
  • Stoical softwood sector in sobering times
    There was no ignoring the grim global economic picture at the 2022 International Softwood Conference, but it also highlighted the sector’s longer term positives. Conference moderator, Fort Builders Merchants director Keith Fryer reports
  • Are we at a tipping point for fire door safety?
    The recent passing of the Building Safety Act 2022, along with the Fire Safety Act 2021, marks a critical point in the way building safety risks will be considered. To ensure compliance with the new regime, greater understanding and awareness of the benefits that third-party fire door certification provides is crucial, writes Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF)