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Sales and sustainability 28 August, 2023
A new international coalition to harness market demand in support of national tropical sustainable forest systems is nearing the launch of its Roadmap, writes Mike Jeffree
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A new route to certification
Monday, August 28, 2023 The goal of the US Sustainable Hardwood Coalition is a certification scheme that really works for small scale forest ownership, writes American Hardwood Export Council consultant George White
TTJ celebrates 150 years
Monday, August 28, 2023 150 years is a long time and it seems mind-boggling that TTJ has been around for that long.
Stepping up to safety act
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 The Building Safety Act is billed as the biggest overhaul of UK construction regulation in 40 years. Chief executive Andrew Carpenter shares the Structural Timber Association’s response and its view on implications for wood-based building
End to end joinery experience
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Keys to success for joinery businesses large and small are pricing, marketing and taking the consumers’ product perspective, writes industry veteran Roy Wakeman
Ligna's return a bellwether for investment sentiment
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 As this issue was going to press I was preparing to travel to the Ligna exhibition in Hannover – the world’s largest woodworking technology fair.
The first step in a career for life
Monday, April 24, 2023 The British Woodworking Federation has posted members’ career experiences in its online apprenticeships resource to highlight the breadth of opportunities that the sector offers new recruits, from craftwork, to hi-tech computer aided design, sales to engineering. CEO Helen Hewitt reports
Investment focuses on forest sector
Monday, April 24, 2023 Private equity is increasingly looking for green investment opportunities. That includes development of exciting new low environmental impact wood-based materials, writes Sampsa Auvinen, CEI-Bois chairman and advisory board chair of the new United Bankers Forest Industry Green Growth fund
TDUK calls for budget action to protect net zero as recession sets in
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 The Construction Products Association has predicted a recession for UK construction in 2023 with output set to fall 4.7%. Private housing new build and private housing repair, maintenance and improvement – the largest and third largest construction sectors – are set to be the worst affected, with falls in these areas only partially offset by continued growth in infrastructure. Timber Development UK CEO Dave Hopkins comments.
Solving school overcrowding sustainably
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Prefabricated timber building can meet the UK’s desperate need for more and better school classroom space says Dr Mila Duncheva, business development manager UK & Ireland, Stora Enso Building Solutions
Making the training connections
Monday, February 13, 2023 Having a skilled and knowledgeable workforce across the timber sector has never been more critical and latest developments at the Institute of Carpenters can help deliver it, says its president Geoff Rhodes

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