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University of Cambridge’s Homerton College Dining Hall has been crowned the UK’s best new timber building at the Wood Awards 2022.Read more
On behalf of the Timber Trades Benevolent Society’s (TTBS) trustees, our national president, John Taylor, the TTBS board of management and our many UK beneficiaries, I would like to thank you for all the support you have given the society throughout 2022, which has continued to be a most difficult year for us all.
BSW lends ‘Yorkshire Santa’ a hand
Landscape gardener Reese Fletcher is doubling down on his charity efforts to spread Christmas joy for vulnerable children this December.
Carbon removal certification proposals welcomed
The publication on November 30 by the European Commission of a draft legislative proposal on the certification of carbon removals has been broadly welcomed by the European woodworking and sawmill industries.
BWF Awards held in central London
Winners of the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Annual Awards 2022 were announced during an evening of celebration held at the Fitzroy Kimpton Hotel in London on November 25.
Cambridge dining hall wins top prize at Wood Awards
University of Cambridge’s Homerton College Dining Hall has been crowned the UK’s best new timber building at the Wood Awards 2022.
On July 5, the Wood Technology Group (WTG) of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3) held its Timber 2022 conference at the IOM3 HQ in London. In a summary of their keynote lecture, Matt Caldwell and Natasha Watson from Buro Happold, Bath, discuss current challenges for practising timber engineers
Back on course
The TTBS National Golf Day took place in July, after a two-year break due to the pandemic
Ransfords makes a point
Sawmiller Charles Ransford & Son’s latest investment is an automated post-pointing line, which has helped to transform the operation. Stephen Powney reports
Speakers at this year’s WPA Conference focused on timber’s net carbon credentials and on its longevity. Sally Spencer reports
European panels sector gathers in times of uncertainty
European panel sector representatives came together in Belgium to hear about industry developments at a time of increasing economic uncertainty. Stephen Powney was there
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)
Congo Basin Regional Scheme a PEFC first
The PAFC Congo Basin scheme aims to increase sustainable forest management certification in the region, writes PEFC development officer Thomas Seyvet
TTJ Awards' royal connections in 2022
News of the Queen’s death broke as TTJ was going to press.
Thank you for the glulam
The demountable Abba Arena in London is a masterpiece of hybrid engineered timber and steel construction and a building for our increasingly over-heated times, writes TTJ consultant editor Mike Jeffree
Figuring out the new normal
Today’s combination of supply, price and cost issues facing the European timber sector is unprecedented. The solution, after 20 years of price stagnation, must be market appreciation of the true value of wood, writes Jean-François Guilbert, managing director of France’s international marketing organisation French Timber