Timber Trades Journal Online


Gripsure appointed ‘Export Champion’
20 May, 2022 Gripsure is celebrating after being appointed an ‘Export Champion’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT).
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY OSB manufacturing facility upgrade complete
    After over a year of transformative investment, the upgrade of MEDITE SMARTPLY’s OSB factory in County Waterford has been completed. This new world class drying, energy and screening system will enhance resource efficiency and asset reliability for SMARTPLY OSB.
  • Warning as three-quarters of fire doors fail inspection
    One of the UK’s leading fire door inspection organisations has warned of a “tragedy waiting to happen” after it revealed three-quarters of the fire doors inspected in the UK by its approved inspectors did not meet the required standard.


In Search of Freedom
11 April, 2022 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