Timber Trades Journal Online
Signs of reducing demand and falling consumer confidence were reported at the most recent Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Timber Forum in London.Read more
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are exploring using discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in structures.Read more
Votes are pouring in for this year’s TTJ Awards, with the voting period set to end on June 20.
Bergs predicts continued sawn wood market volatility
European wood products manufacturer Bergs Group predicts continued market volatility for sawn wood products after posting positive Q1 financial results.
International roofing and timber show gears up for July dates
International roofing and timber show - DACH+HOLZ – will take place in July at the Cologne Exhibition Centre, Germany.
Timber crucial to carbon reduction, says Environmental Audit Committee
Using timber has been recognised as a crucial route to decarbonising the built environment in a landmark report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).
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.
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
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.
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