Timber Trades Journal Online


dRMM’s Timber Beacon shortlisted for COP26
05 August, 2021 dRMM has designed a reusable timber pavilion for COP26 - the UN climate change talks to be held in Glasgow in November this year.
  • Arbor Forest Products launches Trex digital asset library
    Arbor Forest Products is launching its industry-leading digital asset library for Trex products as well as some of its own complementary products, providing stockists with easy access to media such as images, brochures and technical information.
  • NBG joins IoBM
    The National Buying Group (NBG) has joined the Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) as a corporate supplier member, the membership category for manufacturers and suppliers to the merchant industry who support the IoBM’s professional training ethos.
  • BMF confirms latest conference speaker
    Nicky Moffat CBE, who was Britain’s highest ranking female Army officer, retiring as a Brigadier after almost 30 years of service, is the latest speaker to be confirmed for the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) All Industry Conference in November.


The true value of wood 2021
21 July, 2021 Higher prices means more scope for investment and innovation, says the WTS’s Andrew True
  • Technology makes millworks work
    The Cambridge-based cladding, decking and fencing specialist, Millworks, has successfully navigated pandemic and emerged equipped for growth. Mike Jeffree reports
  • The ABC of UKTR
    A TTF webinar laid out the operation and implications of the UKTR. Mike Jeffree reports
  • BMF tackling multiple topics
    From pandemic, to product shortages and net zero construction targets, the Builders Merchants Federation in-tray has been pretty packed recently, as TTJ’s Mike Jeffree found in conversation with chief executive John Newcomb


The Definition of Resilience
15 June, 2021 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
  • Physical event planned for 25th anniversary TTJ Awards
    It’s heartening to see signs of normal life resuming once again. Meeting up with others following the easing of pandemic restrictions has been a welcome relief after what has seemed like a long winter and springtime. I don’t know about you but it seemed like I had exhausted my narrow list of Covid-safe things to do.
  • Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag
    The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
  • A clear case for treatment clarity
    The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant