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December 2022


Tackling toxicity continues
21 December 2022 Ian King, chief operating officer at Zeroignition, explains how innovation has led to a generation of low-toxicity fire retardants and why this should lead to an uptick in the use timber for construction

Pick and mix
21 December 2022 At Joyce’s Hardware and Home in Galway, four different Combilift products are now hard at work handling the vast range of over 30,000 products that are in stock

A question of safety
21 December 2022 It’s one thing to grow, harvest, process and sell timber products, somewhere along the line you have to handle, store and transport them – safely. Tony Benson, global marketing manager at Baumann Sideloaders offers some advice

Clouds on hardwood horizon
20 December 2022 The outlook in the UK hardwood market is darkening, but the last two profitable years should help insulate businesses from a downturn, say importers. Mike Jeffree reports

Down but not out
20 December 2022 It’s certainly been a year of two halves for Ireland’s timber sector, with the gains of early 2022 being eroded by falling demand. Sally Spencer reports

Safety first
20 December 2022 Dr Stephen Uphill, technical lead for wood protection – Americas and industrial at Arxada looks at the future of timber used in traditional Creosote applications

Promotion plans
20 December 2022 Wood Protection Association director Gordon Ewbank explains why promoting the correct specification of preservative treated wood is crucial

Slow down continues
19 December 2022 Latest BMBI stats show that timber and joinery sales were down again in August

ISC underlines multiple challenges
19 December 2022 Market constraints, from economic downturn to the threat of curbs on production from environmental regulation were a key focus of the 2022 International Softwood Conference. Mike Jeffree reports

Imports continue to tumble continues
19 December 2022 Latest figures from the TDUK reveal that imports are well down on last year

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