Author: elena chapman

Sustainable supply chain for engineered flooring Around 1/3 of the engineered wood flooring that comes into the UK arrives from factories in China. Following the TTF’s recent experience researching Chinese plywood  contents and documentation, and the resulting additional due diligence which all Federation members involved in plywood...

TTF launches new Cladding Working Group On 30th April some 35 representatives of companies and organisations with an interest in the future of timber cladding met at the new TTF Cladding Working Group. Both TTF merchant and supplier members were present. The agenda for the meeting covered...

A testing environment for composite cladding We've highlighted in the past the importance of making sure that the test data on timber cladding products accurately reflects the cladding’s potential installation and use in a building. The producers of composite cladding are now picking up on signals from the...

Interior cladding makes a comeback Across Europe, interior cladding is making a comeback. Is it time for British merchants to maximise their matchings? “The interior cladding we see coming in across Europe and Scandinavia is very far from the image of dark pine panelling which was popular...

Fire protection knowledge: ensure your staff know the terminology A recent survey by Zeroignition, CTI partner organisation the Wood Protection Association (WPA), revealed a concerning lack of knowledge amongst architects on the language of fire protection. Only 8% of the architects surveyed correctly defined the meaning of...

Diversity in wood products on show to students during Arnold Laver visit Some 30 students on fine furniture-making, carpentry and joinery courses at London’s Building Crafts College, all student members of the Institute of Carpenters’ London ‘City Hub’, took up the opportunity to visit the Borehamwood...

W Howard Newtown Polyco factory expands Bringing the total number of lines at the W Howard Polyco factory in Wales to five, the company has invested in doubling its capacity for manufacturing foil wrap architraves and picture framing mouldings and smaller cross-sectional work. Phil Tissington, Group Operations...

New large format OSB4 SMARTPLY ULTIMA has been launched to satisfy demand from the timber-frame sector, offsite construction and modular building for a high load-bearing panel capable of covering long spans and able to offer greater moisture resistance. The new SMARTPLY panel is available in formats up...

LION Boards counter single use plastics Meyer Timber are now offering an alternative to single-use plastics for temporary protective floor covering applications by builders. LION Boards are made in Finland from timber industry wood fibre by-products and contain no additives, so can safely be reused and...

BMBI Monthly Timber and Joinery Index slows, mirroring other indices February 2019’s monthly BMBI data on timber and joinery products, the latest data available at the time of writing, stood at 112.2, some 4.6 points above February 2018. However this figure was down when compared to...