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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...

Welcome to Trusted Timber An investment in knowledge pays the best interest, as the shrewd 18th century American politician Benjamin Franklin once said. It’s an observation that still rings just as true today. Whether you are a London black cab driver doing ‘The Knowledge’ or...

Take your place on the floor Timber flooring is an increasingly lucrative category for merchants. It’s especially true in those branches where kitchen displays attract not only builders but also their householder customers. Where should a merchant start with a flooring offering?   Investigating what’s needed below the...

Splitting the difference Did the person facing you across the timber counter start their working life as a carpenter or a joiner? There are distinct differences in their requirements. Making good business relationships with both means understanding their needs. Supply side perspective “Many of those we used...