Merchant News

Carcassing is the foundation of many merchants’ timber sales.  Are you reaping the best value from every stick of carcassing you order from suppliers? Follow our tips to better understand the material you’re selling, and gain a sure footing for enhancing sales.  Photo: BSW Timber What’s...

SCA has strengthened their sales team through the appointment of Ali Thomson and Henry Quilter-Wood as Business Development Managers. Ali Thomson Ali Thomson joins SCA from Snows Timber, prior to this Ali worked for many years within the family builders merchants gaining valuable experience in all aspects of the business. Covering...

The National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) are forming a new partnership from January 2020, to help drive knowledge, competency and sales across the wood products category.  Timber and wood products represent up to a quarter of many merchants’ overall sales,...

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...

The latest edition of Timber Forum News, a free magazine for timber and builder merchants published by the Builders' Merchants Federation and the Timber Trade Federation, is now available online. Inside you will find articles on the launch of the a new report on how timber...

Rycotewood Furniture at the City of Oxford College, one of the United Kingdom’s most respected furniture making programmes, has collaborated with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) for the second year to produce a series of storage pieces using American red oak. AHEC tasked 17 of the school’s Second...

Composite Prime Ltd., the eco-friendly, composite decking company and TTF Member, has launched a brand new composite cladding range, HD Clad Pro™, to complement their existing product base. HD Clad Pro™ is a full cladding system with a number of components including secret clip fixings and complementary...