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October 2022


Current challenges for timber engineers
19 October 2022 On July 5, the Wood Technology Group (WTG) of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3) held its Timber 2022 conference at the IOM3 HQ in London. In a summary of their keynote lecture, Matt Caldwell and Natasha Watson from Buro Happold, Bath, discuss current challenges for practising timber engineers

Back on course
19 October 2022 The TTBS National Golf Day took place in July, after a two-year break due to the pandemic

Ransfords makes a point
19 October 2022 Sawmiller Charles Ransford & Son’s latest investment is an automated post-pointing line, which has helped to transform the operation. Stephen Powney reports

Talking treatments
19 October 2022 Speakers at this year’s WPA Conference focused on timber’s net carbon credentials and on its longevity. Sally Spencer reports

European panels sector gathers in times of uncertainty
18 October 2022 European panel sector representatives came together in Belgium to hear about industry developments at a time of increasing economic uncertainty. Stephen Powney was there

Tecnologia Italiana
18 October 2022 It’s been four years since the last Xylexpo due to Covid, but organisers are looking to get the show back on track in Milan in October. Stephen Powney reports

Learning their timber craft
18 October 2022 Students delivered stunning timber designs in the Southside Hereford University Design Challenge earlier this year. Tabitha Binding, head of education and engagement at Timber Development UK, reports

Reinforcing sustainability
18 October 2022 Interholco has published its latest sustainability report. Mike Jeffree reports

Investing in the future
18 October 2022 Following a £1.2m investment, Paul Causer, timber mill manager at Beesley & Fildes, explains the impact on the merchant’s timber services and how automated technology is benefiting customers and the business

Reinforcing UK Service
18 October 2022 Ahlmark Lines, which carries over 20% of Swedish timber exports to the UK is developing its service to the market. Mike Jeffree reports

Headwinds fail to blow Scotline off course
18 October 2022 Times may be challenging, but the leading timber and forest products shipper has maintained investment and development. Mike Jeffree reports

Shoreham hit the heights
18 October 2022 Despite current market turbulence, following a major rise in throughput in the first three quarters of 2021, the port is pushing on with further improvements in its offer to users. Mike Jeffree reports

Creeksea upgrades
18 October 2022 The long-established forest products port called in a team of international experts to boost throughput and profitability. Mike Jeffree reports

ABP sharpens forest products focus
18 October 2022 The port group continues to develop its timber handling capacity and capabilities. Mike Jeffree reports

Resilience, resources and R&D
18 October 2022 Rachel Lawrence, business manager at Grown in Britain reports on the organisation’s latest activities and the increasing use of British-grown timber

Still going strong
18 October 2022 Gordon Timber is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year

Sawmills survive choppy waters
18 October 2022 Challenges are coming thick and fast but the British timber sector is proving its resilience. Sally Spencer reports

Forestry first
18 October 2022 Mick Bottomley, head of marketing and sales at Forestry and Land Scotland, explains the importance of planting the right tree in the right place

Carbon, climate and conifers
18 October 2022 With emissions reduction efforts now unlikely to limit global warming to the critical 1.5⁰C, much focus is now on Natural Climate Solutions as part of efforts to capture and store carbon. Stuart Goodall, chief executive of the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) looks at how productive forestry can play a significant role in carbon capture and argues the case for large-scale and urgent productive planting

Lull follows demand frenzy
18 October 2022 Late winter storms started this year’s fencing season with a bang but it quickly slowed. Demand for pallets has also eased as the UK economy stutters. Keren Fallwell reports