Author: TTF Team

The Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) and The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have joined forces under a partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the market for timber cladding and decking.   The partnership will focus on specifier and buyer education to raise awareness and confidence in the timber cladding and decking sectors.  Both organisations have...

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) today welcomed the ‘Bigger Better Forests’ report from Policy Exchange, which calls for the greater use of timber in construction to help stimulate the forestry sector in the UK and combat climate change. The researchers recognised that reaching the high planting targets...

WoodScanner are pleased to announce that they have now launched 5 new product categories for Partners to list their inventories in – this will provide our growing community of merchant members with more products to Find and Compare in real time. The five new categories are… OSB, MDF, Chipboard and...

Glulam has until recently been considered  as a large-scale technology for infrastructure and large building projects.  Yet a number of European producers are now extending their range into the domestic building arena.  One of the leaders in the field is BMF and TTF member Södra...

Indonesia isn’t the first country that comes to mind when sourcing hardwood plywood but since the country started issuing FLEGT licenses on its wood products, TTF members have been taking greater interest.  “We chose to offer Indonesian plywood because it’s a superior product,” says Dean Rolls, Reading Depot...

Adapting ancient Japanese techniques for modifying and preserving timber, BSW’s range of IRO internal and external timber cladding is also innovative in its approach to colour, available in 15 different colour options. These options also apply to the matching IRO timber decking. In creating the...

CEI-Bois has released a statement welcoming the EU Communication on “Stepping up EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests" and supports the EU's objective to prevent deforestation and forest degradation at a global level. The European woodworking industry considers the priorities outlined in...

Chris James, East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA) chairman, knew what he was looking for when he started planning the second ‘Who Teaches the Teacher?’ trip. With a willing collaborator in Tabitha, TTF’s new Regional and University Engagement Manager, who engages teachers thirsty for first-hand knowledge - he had to find the right business to host the group of lecturers, with a willingness to share...

Marking the beginning of a 5-year education plan for the East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA), three key university lecturers from the Eastern region travelled to Sweden to update their knowledge of today’s timber production on 13-15th September 2018.  The visit was arranged by EATTA as...

The winners of the annual Wood Awards were announced at a ceremony held on the 19th November at Carpenters’ Hall in London hosted by Priya Khanchandani, editor of Icon magazine. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is free to enter and aims to recognise and...