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British Forests THE FORESTRY COMMISSION 1919-2019 Forward by Jon Snow Edited by Ian Gambles Publication Date: 29 August 2019 Price: £25 Founded in 1919 to deal with the chronic timber shortage after the First World War, the Forestry Commission has developed from a government department focused on production into a...

Following the serious fire at the Samuel Garside House development in Barking at the weekend, leading timber industry associations, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Wood Protection Association (WPA), are clear that the failure to specify an industrial fire retardant pre-treatment for the timber balconies and cladding across the front...

15,000m2 of nursery, 40,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest, 42,000m2 of operating facility - running solely on renewable energy, a product with multiple applications and uses, sounds too good to be true in today’s hardwood market . However, that is exactly how to describe Urufor’s production of Red Grandis....

Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers In the face of Brexit and other challenges this year, leading trussed rafter manufacturers and timber engineering firms learned to tackle fear like a Marine Commando, at a high energy AGM and conference for the Trussed...

The seventh Solid Wood Solutions conference and exhibition will celebrate the use of cross laminated timber (CLT), laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and glulam as innovative and sustainable structural alternatives to steel and concrete. Today’s interest in engineered timber is driven by both technological advances and the...

The results from the Preservative Treatment Survey on proposed changes to the TTF Code of Conduct closed at the end of April. The results are that the majority of members will vote positively at the AGM to support these proposals as they are currently set out. This...

What do you do when an eminent Japanese Doctor of Architecture asks to incorporate a visit to a modern timber frame house while in the UK with his five architecture students? You contact the Chris James, Chair of EATTA and Tabitha Binding, University Engagement Manager...

Making training accessible across timber-related job roles Accessible, affordable training across a range of timber-related job roles is being rolled out by the Timber Trade Federation starting with three cohorts of delegates on its timber sales management courses, the first of which starts its journey...

MultiPly, a ten-metre high, carbon-neutral pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood, opens to the public in the courtyard of the Universita Degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan) on 8 April, and it will remain there until 19 April as part of the curated Interni...

W. Howard has introduced 100% biodegradable wrapping for all its delivered products. There is growing public concern over the country’s use of plastic for packaging, with so much of it ending up in landfill. According to UK charity WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme),...