Timber Trades Journal Online
Despite a stated policy of investing in MMC for its new housing, nationwide housebuilder Countryside Partnerships is shutting its most recently opened timber frame house factory in Leicestershire.Read more
Timber Development UK (TDUK) has warned importers and buyers of birch plywood to ensure they don’t fall foul of sanctions on Russian wood, after it emerged that product containing Russian birch is being traded illegally through alternative trade channels.Read more
BSW Group, now a member of Binderholz, has announced the proposed closure of its Boat of Garten sawmill, with the loss of 40 jobs.
Confor welcomes forestry and timber sector back to APF
After four years away, Confor is delighted to welcome attendees back to the APF Exhibition at the Ragley Estate, Warwickshire from September 22-24.
Kirkwood Timber Frame secures £12m of news business in first year
Aberdeenshire-based timber manufacturer, Kirkwood Timber Frame, has secured £12m worth of new business in its first year.
BSW Group acquires stake in Power Sheds
Yorkshire-based shed manufacturer, Power Sheds, has embarked upon an exciting partnership with BSW Group (now part of Binderholz), the largest integrated forestry business in the UK, which has acquired a stake in the company.
Swiss Krono MagnumBoard extends soundproofing modules and achieves new fire certificate
Swiss Krono has issued updates on the sound and fire performance of its MagnumBoard product.
The UK’s premier logistics solutions and intralogistics technology event of the year – IMHX 2022 – will open for business at the NEC, Birmingham, on September 6.
Timber and joinery sales up in May
Latest BMBI figures show timber and joinery enjoyed an increase in value sales in May as inflation drove growth
Superheroes at work
Marlene Cramer from the Centre for Wood Science and Technology highlights the InFutUReWood project, which looks at the reuse of structural timber
ATIBT ever more active at 70
The environmental, economic and social development of the tropical forest industry is more important than ever, says ATIBT. Mike Jeffree reports
Not out of the woods
Confor recently warned that the UK faces declining supplies of home-grown wood due to lack of productive tree planting. With the country currently needing to import over 80% of its wood requirement, the UK could be sleepwalking into a timber shortage crisis in the not too distant future. Stuart Goodall, Confor chief executive, examines the threats to supply and why the UK must urgently move productive tree planting up the agenda
Prospects for the softwood market have never been more difficult to read, writes Sampsa Auvinen, chairman of the board of the Confederation of the European Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) and board professional
Species diversity key for climate resilience
We must widen our timber diet to ensure future supply, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University
SVLK Sustainability Credentials Stressed
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
Trade supply relationships more important than ever after Ukraine conflict threatens stability
No sooner had Covid-19 restrictions dropped then war breaks out in eastern Europe.