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February 2024


The "re-emergent" properties of wood
29 February 2024 Parvez Alam explores the growth in metamaterials research in recent years

Essential evidence
29 February 2024 The BWF continues its call for third-party accreditation of fire doors

Developing careers
29 February 2024 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
29 February 2024 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
29 February 2024 The Wood Awards celebrate the use of timber in standout architecture and product design – and 2023 provided a bumper crop

Covering all bases
29 February 2024 Sally Spencer spoke to British Coatings Federation chief executive Tom Bowtell about the challenges and opportunities for the coatings and finishes sector in 2024

Coatings conclusions
29 February 2024 The coatings and finishes sector expects demand challenges this year but brighter times ahead. Sally Spencer reports

Getting wise to size
29 February 2024 Guidance on cladding and installation should be followed to ensure year-round performance, writes Timber Decking and Cladding Association director Janet Sycamore

Seen to be green
29 February 2024 Its environmental credentials and good looks give wood cladding strong growth prospects, say market analysts and suppliers. Mike Jeffree reports

Lasting legacy of lockdown
29 February 2024 Market correction following the lockdown period boom time is still ongoing. Jerry Wilson reports

Career highlight
29 February 2024 Richard Griffiths, IT manager at Minera Roof Trusses, shares some top tips for a rewarding career

Imports on the increase
29 February 2024 Latest TDUK statistics show 2023 import volumes catching up on the previous year

Timber and joinery sales down
29 February 2024 Latest BMBI statistics show merchants’ Q3 timber and joinery volume sales down -13.1% year-on-year

January 2024


Timber industry predictions: 2024
30 January 2024 TTJ asks a broad section of the trade for their opinions about trade prospects, issues and developments in the year ahead

Just getting across the line
10 January 2024 The UK hardwood sector is experiencing testing times. Mike Jeffree reports

December 2023


Combilift hits 25- year mark
20 December 2023 Irish multi-directional forklift truck manufacturer Combilift has celebrated its 25-year anniversary with press, customers and dealers. Stephen Powney attended the celebration and press conference updating on Combilift’s plans for the future

Driving change
20 December 2023 Two of the big names in the UK timber industry are opting for electric sideloaders, as Tony Benson, global marketing manager at Baumann Sideloaders highlights

Safety matters
20 December 2023 Robert O’Donoghue, VP marketing and solutions, EMEA for Hyster looks at the issue of creating a culture of safety in wood handling operations

Governance guidance
20 December 2023 Wood preservation is a highly regulated sector. To help bring to life the governance that allows pressure treated timber to be sold across Europe, we caught up with Dr Olivia Allen, regulatory manager for Arxada

Efficient and compliant
20 December 2023 Koppers Performance Chemicals’ Darlington facility now includes part of the company’s research and development function, as well as large-scale production, as plant manager Graeme Jinks explains