Merchant News

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...

TTF Member, UPM Plywood, has published Environmental Product Declarations for their WISA products, in compliance with the standardised EPD model. These third-party-verified and internationally comparable Environmental Product Declarations help building contractors and designers better understand the environmental impact of construction products and materials. An Environmental Product...

New features make W.Howard website more user friendly than ever W.Howard has updated its corporate website to make it more user friendly and easier to navigate. The website’s design now better reflects W.Howard’s clean, crisp branding, while the entire site been streamlined to make it...

Healthy environment for sales Decade of Diligence provides #TimberYouCanTrust Buying #TimberYouCanTrust must have a firm foundation of demonstrable fact, for the sake of both timber trader and merchant customer.  In June, the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) will celebrate a decade of mandatory and strictly enforced due diligence...

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...

Spring into summer sales Treated Timber you can Trust The Timber Trade Federation and the Wood Protection Association (WPA) are joining forces in a strategic partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the UK market for treated wood.  Following the survey conducted by both organisations, three key issues were...

It's showtime As Britain prepares for its annual round of flower shows, keen gardeners are preparing themselves for the long summer ahead.   What has the timber sector got to offer this summer? Softwood decking is still a strong market for merchants but many differenttypes of solid wood and...