Timber Trades Journal Online


Lack of knowledge over faulty fire doors leading to under-reporting
28 September, 2023 Over half (57%) of the UK public couldn’t spot a problem with a fire door, leading to a failure to report issues, alarming new research has revealed.
  • Allan Brothers makes £2.6m factory investment
    Allan Brothers Ltd, reputedly the UK's oldest wood windows and doors manufacturer, is making a £2.6m investment in its manufacturing processes at its factory in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • NMITE welcomes record student numbers
    Hereford-based New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE), has welcomed 55 new students to its September cohort, its highest intake yet, demonstrating the institution’s approach to engineering education is gaining traction.


Combustibility challenge
29 August, 2023 Dr Daniel Brandon discusses recent advances in fire safety for mass timber buildings
  • Ligna returns
    The Ligna exhibition returned to Hanover for the first time in four years and the result was a welcome coming together for the international wood-based panel sector. Stephen Powney attended the show
  • Safe and secure
    Matt Grierson, president of the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) provides some guidance on keeping your employees safe
  • Slip sliding away
    Meherrin River Forest Products has found that loading lumber is quicker and way more efficient with a Combi-CSS
  • Weather dependable
    Nick Glaves reports on racking modifications to protect timber from the great British weather


Stepping up to safety act
28 June, 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
    Keys to success for joinery businesses large and small are pricing, marketing and taking the consumers’ product perspective, writes industry veteran Roy Wakeman
  • Investment focuses on forest sector
    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
  • Solving school overcrowding sustainably
    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