Industry News

The Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) is the Competent Authority responsible for enforcing Timber Regulation 995/2010 in the UK. To assist businesses to comply with this legislation the OPSS will be delivering a series of regional, sector specific workshops exploring risk identification and mitigation. The...

TRADA is officially calling for entrants to its TRADA University Challenge 2019 in which students will be challenged to design exemplary student accommodation predominantly from timber. 60 students from 30 universities will descend on the University of Sheffield’s Diamond Building for an intense charrette-styled challenge on...

Waugh Thistleton Architects, in collaboration with the Softwood Lumber Board & Forestry Innovation Investment, have recently launched the book 100 Projects UK CLT. The one hundred projects featured in the book were selected from over 500 completed CLT projects in the UK. "Over the last 15 years the...

While most speakers at the annual STTC Conference in Paris on 26 September were cheer leaders for the procurement targets adopted by the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition - STTC (for more information here), a cautionary note was introduced by David Hopkins, Managing Director of the UK...

The EU’s Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition held its annual conference in Paris on 25th October 2018. The conference highlighted the ongoing work to promote tropical timber in Europe and raised questions about the role of targets for procurement of “certified sustainable” products. Over 55 European organisations were...

Sawlog and pulpwood prices in Sweden rose by 5.5% and 3.4% respectively in the Q3, compared to the Q2 of 2018. The prices are increasing in all of Sweden. The price of sawlog increased the most in the central region with 8.4%, while prices rose by...

SCA Wood's new planing mill in Tunadal was inaugurated on Wednesday 31st of October. The investment in Tunadals planing mill of 80 million SEK means increased productivity and better prerequisites for product development and innovations. The new planing mill comes with a lot of benefits, with...

The BMF's Winter 2018 Timber Forum will take place at the Green Energy Centre, Nottingham on Tuesday 27th November 2018. The Forum will cover a range of topics that would be top of most Timber Directors'/Managers' Minds. The event is organised by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), in...