Timber Trades Journal Online
A young Sussex man with no formal carpentry training has built a £400,000 turnover business building timber shepherds’ huts during the pandemic and been listed for two county business awards.Read more
The National Timber Group (NTG) continues its rapid expansion plans with takeover of Scottish distributor Orchard Timber Products Ltd.Read more
A timber cargo ship registered in Liberia - the Almirante Storni - is on fire close to Vinga, an island in the archipelago of Gothenburg.
Timber industry well positioned to meet demand in 2022, says TTF
More than 3.32 million m3 of timber and panel imports were imported in Q3 2021, as the market achieves greater balance between supply and demand after nearly a year of record imports, says the Timber Trade Federation (TTF).
Competition body says Grafton’s sale of merchanting business to Huws Gray may reduce competition
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that the sale of Grafton Group’s traditional merchanting business to Huws Gray may result in a substantial lessening of competition in one particular geographic area.
Stora Enso introduces portfolio for bio-based packaging foam
Stora Enso is extending its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. Lightweight wood foams address the need for climate-friendly, renewable and circular cushioning materials in inner packaging.
West Fraser celebrates Christmas with customer prizes
West Fraser (formerly known as Norbord) is celebrating the festive season by giving customers the chance to win a fantastic prize.
The latest BMBI stats show that timber and joinery fuelled builders’ merchants’ sales growth in July
Softwood … respect!
The market should learn to appreciate the value of softwood, says John Park
The BRE’s Dr Ed Suttie and ANH Consultancy’s Dr Rob Verkerk explain why it’s important to raise awareness of the threat of termites in the UK
Putting people at the centre
Salvamac has enjoyed another positive year
Teams triumph in housing challenge
Tabitha Binding, university and regional engagement manager for TTF and TRADA explains how this year’s University Design Challenge went online for the first time
Sarah Virgo, campaign manager at Wood for Good, says the industry must make the most of the recent buzz around wood
Coming to the defence of FLEGT
Recent comments from the EC arising from the ‘Fitness check’ on the EUTR and FLEGT have cast doubts on the latter’s future, but Republic of Congo minister of forest economy Rosalie Matondo says we must build on this ground-breaking timber trade initiative, not undermine it
Back the COP26 timber beacon
The UK timber industry has an unparalleled opportunity at COP26 to persuade decision makers that using wood is key to combating the climate crisis. But, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders Merchant, a project to make timber’s case to the climate conference needs funding
The Definition of Resilience
It’s been challenging times for the US hardwood industry, but production is rising and optimism is in the air, reports AHEC executive director Mike Snow
Confident your timber is correctly fire-treated?
Most specifiers rely on their supply chain to deliver products fi t for purpose. Fire-retardant timber is a case in point. You’re given the paperwork to tick the box. But is that enough? And do you know what to ask to ensure correct treatment? asks Mark Eggleston, managing director of WJ Group