Timber Trades Journal Online
Taylor Maxwell has been voted Timber Trader of the Year in this year’s TTJ Awards.Read more
The UK's largest integrated forestry and timber business, BSW Group, has rolled out a rebrand for Scott Pallets (formerly Scott Group), following its acquisition of the timber pallet solutions provider in December 2022. Taking over Scott Pallets’ 32 sites, the acquisition came as part of BSW Group’s objective of maximising the value of timber whilst promoting the circular economy.Read more
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.
Bayram Timber co-founder retires
Geoff Goodwin, the co-founder of Bayram Timber Ltd, now a member of BSW Group, has announced his retirement.
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.
Ten-25 launches mobile-friendly Merchanter website
Ten-25 has launched a new mobile-friendly website, designed to make timber merchants’ working life easier.
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.
Dr Daniel Brandon discusses recent advances in fire safety for mass timber buildings
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
Nick Glaves reports on racking modifications to protect timber from the great British weather
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
Ligna's return a bellwether for investment sentiment
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.
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