Timber Trades Journal Online


EPF signs the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal
23 February, 2024 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has joined with 72 leading companies and 34 industry organisations in signing the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal.
  • The Pallet LOOP officially joins BSW Group
    The Pallet LOOP is now officially part of BSW Group – the UK’s largest integrated forestry and timber business. The move, which follows BSW’s acquisition of Scott Pallets in 2022 also sees The Pallet LOOP become a member of Binderholz – Europe’s leading timber processing operation.
  • National tradeswomen’s event tickets available
    WIT (Women Installers Together, now established as the only national, annual event for all tradeswomen, runs in the first week of July, this year on July 4, and returns in 2024 to The Great Hall, at London Metropolitan University.


Timber industry predictions: 2024
30 January, 2024 TTJ asks a broad section of the trade for their opinions about trade prospects, issues and developments in the year ahead
  • Driving change
    Two of the big names in the UK timber industry are opting for electric sideloaders, as Tony Benson, global marketing manager at Baumann Sideloaders highlights
  • Combilift hits 25- year mark
    Irish multi-directional forklift truck manufacturer Combilift has celebrated its 25-year anniversary with press, customers and dealers. Stephen Powney attended the celebration and press conference updating on Combilift’s plans for the future
  • Safety matters
    Robert O’Donoghue, VP marketing and solutions, EMEA for Hyster looks at the issue of creating a culture of safety in wood handling operations


Global forests need global governance and market recognition
18 December, 2023 The new Broader Market Recognition Coalition is a key practical development to incentivise and deliver strong tropical forest governance, writes David Hopkins, Timber Development UK chief executive
  • Softwood sector seeks glimmers of light
    The International Softwood Conference convened in challenging times for the industry looking for prospects of market improvement. Keith Fryer of Fort Builders Merchants, who moderated the event, reports
  • Stepping up to safety act
    The Building Safety Act is billed as the biggest overhaul of UK construction regulation in 40 years. Chief executive Andrew Carpenter shares the Structural Timber Association’s response and its view on implications for wood-based building