Industry News

Simon Fleet, Group Commercial Director at W.Howard Group, asks whether the golden age of DIY is over as younger homeowners prefer to call in the experts. Not too long ago the DIY world was in full swing. TV schedules were packed full of programmes where people upgraded...

Earlier in July, the Health & Safety Executive who are ultimately responsible for regulation of risk management and safety in the workplace published their provisional report on Fatal Accidents in 2018/19. Although the report focuses on multiple industries, there are some notably alarming statistics for those involved in...

Join us on Wednesday 6 November for our NPPD Annual Dinner at the Leonardo Royal London Hotel Tickets TTF MemberTable of 10 £1,200 + VATTable of 12 £1,440 + VATSingle places £120 + VAT each (seated at mixed tables) Non-MemberTable of 10 £1,600 + VATTable of 12...

The words ‘Use Class’ sound as if they have more to do with illicit substances than timber products, but making sure the ‘treated timber’ you buy is appropriate to the end use – the Use Class – that you intend is vital to your safety and that...

Picture credit: The Solid Wood Flooring Company  Kitchen refurbishments are big business these days.  Builders’ merchants are setting up kitchen showrooms all round the country, but are they offering your customers the right products for the situation when it comes to flooring?  As the active...

Sustainable forest Södra Wood Sweden Builders know a ‘nice bit of wood’ when they see it. Yet today’s range of wood products, with their technical and climate change capabilities, are broadening builders’ horizons. With the help of our members, we brought Federation of Master Builders members...

Universal Partners FX is delighted to agree a partnership with the Timber Trade Federation, the UK’s largest membership body for the timber supply chain. The two-year agreement - with a view to extend - means that Universal Partners FX act exclusively as the foreign exchange provider...

It's not often we look at exports in the TTF Monthly Stats. But with Brexit still high on the agenda and the Irish ‘backstop’ one of the biggest obstacles to a deal, we thought it would be helpful to focus on timber and panel...

We want to remind TTF members to be aware of the risks of a No Deal Brexit to their business and urged them to make use of the free advice and guidance from the TTF website. The reminder has been issued following the selection of...

The outcome of the UK government’s assessment last year of the use of different cladding materials in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy confirmed that timber, where necessary enhanced with flame retardant, remains fit for purpose where the upper floor level of a building where the upper floor level...