Timber Trades Journal Online


TTJ Awards 2022 voting deadline is June 20
27 May, 2022 Votes are pouring in for this year’s TTJ Awards, with the voting period set to end on June 20.
  • Stora Enso and Modvion partner on wind turbine towers
    Stora Enso and wood technology company Modvion are partnering to establish wood as the material of choice for wind turbine towers. The collaboration’s purpose is to demonstrate the vast possibilities in using wood in demanding constructions.


Increase in Q1 value sales driven by price inflation
24 May, 2022 The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI), published in May, show Q1 2022 was a bumper quarter thanks in part to a record-breaking March, which clocked up the highest ever total sales in the history of the BMBI. However, the increase was again driven by price inflation (+16%) more than volume growth (+1.5%).
  • In Search of Freedom
    John Park ponders the Brexit Freedoms Bill and what it might mean for the timber industry
  • Rustic Meets Contemporary
    The Dancing Woodman, a hand-made furniture and home décor specialist, chose Osmo Natural Woodstain for a bespoke sliding doors project
  • Let’s Fix It!
    For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating connectors for homes and buildings and it now has more than 1,000 product solutions. Connector plates, nails, screws and collated screw systems are all manufactured by the company, which has a UK base in Tamworth. TTJ asked the company its views on market demand and new developments/trends for fixings
  • Rising From Ashes
    George Fereday, associate teaching professor at London Metropolitan University, explains how architecture students have designed a climate change pavilion that, ultimately, is destined for The National Forest


SVLK Sustainability Credentials Stressed
08 April, 2022 Indonesia’s development and rebrand of its timber legality assurance system is seen as potentially adding value to FLEGT, writes consultant editor Mike Jeffree
  • The Bumpy Road to Net Zero
    The UK panel industry is in the forefront of decarbonisation, but still faces challenges ahead, writes Wood Panel Industries Federation director-general Alastair Kerr
  • Commemorating the fallen
    Gervais Sawyer believes members of the timber trade who died in the two world wars should be commemorated at the National Memorial Arboretum
  • Festival of hope
    The World of Wood Festival showcased how developing timber’s market potential can contribute to forest maintenance and climate change mitigation, reports Timber Trade Federation FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry