Merchant News

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),...

The brand new TTF Essential Foundations of Sales Management (EFSM) training course, developed in partnership with Reed Consultants, is now taking registrations! Developed in partnership with Reed Consultants, this six-day programme, spread over 12 months, is recognised by the Institute of Sales Management (ISM) and explores...

First TTF TimberWorks visit held in Wiltshire A party of 16 architects, structural engineers, specifiers, and timber industry organisations were welcomed by TTF member East Brothers to the first of a series of TTF TimberWorks events, which took place in Wiltshire on Friday 22nd March.  TimberWorks...

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Wood Protection Association (WPA) are joining forces under a strategic partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the UK market for treated wood1. The agreement focuses both organisations on working together to tackle the ‘priority actions’ that came out of...

Cladding Working Group Meeting09:00 - 14:00Tuesday 30th AprilCIILIP, London The Timber Trade Federation is launching a new working group on timber cladding to help bring clarity, guidance and promotion to the timber cladding market. We are now seeking expressions of interest for those members wishing to join. You...

Fast-expanding eco-friendly decking company Composite Prime has joined membership of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), becoming the first-ever member of the industry-leading body which solely supplies composite materials. From a standing start three years ago, Composite Prime, based in Ilkley, Leeds, is now one of the...

The Timber Trade Federation, in collaboration with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), has produced the fifth edition of Timber Forum News, the magazine specifically designed for timber merchants. Timber Forum News explores the latest trends in timber and wood-based products market with the aim of promoting best...

The latest TTF supplement - Trusted Timber - is now available in the BMJ magazine. The TTF produces two BMJ supplements per year to promote our members and their products. Over 9,000 copies are distributed with the BMJ magazine around the country. This month’s features cover: Preservative...

The Timber Trade Federation has produced the first of a regular series of supplements for the Builders Merchants Journal magazine. Titled ‘Trusted Timber’ and freely downloadable here, the supplement features 29 TTF members in a wide range of articles aimed at promoting timber sales among UK Merchants. It...

Solid timber mouldings are a staple of the merchant trade, and with the trend towards natural materials and healthy buildings, will continue to have a role into the future. One of the ‘Cinderella’ categories of ubiquitous timber products, sales staff sometimes leave timber mouldings to...