Timber Trades Journal Online


Arauco’s composite panel division saw sales decrease in Q4, 2023
16 April, 2024 The wood-based panels division of global forestry and wood products company Arauco saw sales volumes decreases in Q4, 2023 by 5.4%.
  • French school completed in Stora Enso automated coating line
    The Bourdonnières School in Nantes, France has become the first project to be completed using Stora Enso’s automated coating line for cross-laminated timber (CLT). The production line is levelling up the protection for mass timber against moisture, UV radiation and insects.
  • Woodlands Home & Garden Group opens distribution hub in Scotland
    Specialist garden building manufacturer and retailer Woodlands Home & Garden Group has opened a new warehouse, distribution and sales hub in Scotland. The 40,000ft2 site is located in Glenrothes, Fife and is an exciting development for Woodlands as it looks to expand its operation across the whole of Scotland.
  • MGM Timber launches online service for trade customers
    Scotland’s largest independent specialist timber merchant, MGM Timber, continues to invest in its growth with the launch of a new online service for trade customers, giving them access to their agreed rates, invoicing, and full product range 24 hours a day.


The "re-emergent" properties of wood
29 February, 2024 Parvez Alam explores the growth in metamaterials research in recent years
  • Developing careers
    Glennon Brothers hosted a tour of the Irish forestry and timber industries for finalists of the TTJ Awards’ Career Development Award. Stephen Powney joined the trip
  • Slow but still sure
    The UK Forest Market Report 2023 reveals a sector that’s slowed over the last year but that remains an attractive investment opportunity. Sally Spencer reports
  • Timber on top form
    The Wood Awards celebrate the use of timber in standout architecture and product design – and 2023 provided a bumper crop


Celebrating excellence and innovation
29 February, 2024 An inspirational Wood Awards showcased even greater daring and diversity in wood building and product design, writes Timber Development UK sustainability and project manager Lucy Bedry
  • 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