All articles by Asha


A clear case for treatment clarity

The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant

Tech immerses customers in sustainable forestry

More than ever, the timber sector needs to communicate the benefits of sustainable forest management – Södra is doing it in virtual 3D, writes sales director Nigel Buckley-Ryan

Time to state the carbon case

As the European timber industry deals with the fallout from pandemic, it must continue to state wood’s case as a key material for decarbonising construction, writes European Woodworking Industries Confederation secretary-general Silvia Melegari

Working to boost African tropical forest certification

It’s time for new impetus for certification of tropical forests, and PEFC – with a diverse coalition of stakeholders – is making great strides towards this goal, writes PEFC International chairman Peter Latham OBE

Strict protection the way forward?

The FSC sees sustainable management as key for preserving tropical forests and aims to increase the area under its certification scheme from 18 million to 50 million ha, says director-general Kim Carstensen

A question of confidence

As I write this, England was preparing once again to go into another lockdown, albeit a shorter one.

Construction resilience in the era of Covid

The construction industry’s talents will always be needed, says Philip Pointon sustainability director at Pasquill

Teaching Timber: Building Better

There’s growing realisation that construction has a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis and, within that context, of the need to teach building professionals about using timber, writes Tabitha Binding, university and regional engagement manager, TTF

FEFPEB calls for ongoing essential status after Covid-19

The European Federation of Wooden Pallet & Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) has called for European governments to recognise the wooden pallet and packaging industry as essential to supply chains of vital goods both during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ten-25 signs up new customers

Ten-25 is bucking the lockdown slump and is welcoming new customers from a range of sectors, thanks to its all-new, 100% cloud-based merchant trading system, UT400.