Joiners appreciate that timber is a natural material but in today’s business climate, time is money. Today’s joinery timber supply is focused on quality, and on products which reduce remedial work enabling smoother working, whether in bespoke or manufacturing settings.

Timber: your greatest sales aid

Selling joinery services and products relies on a reputation for excellent skills and high-quality results. Yet climate change is also playing an increasing part.  Timber is your greatest natural sales aid.  Get to know the sustainable, renewable back-story behind the timber you use in your business. Understand timber’s benefits when it comes to storing CO2 and use them to their greatest effect in your marketing.  Learn more from our Sustainability Hub.

Sourcing: more than ticking boxes

Responsible sourcing of timber means more than ticking boxes on forms. It’s an attitude that runs deep in the business culture of Timber Trade Federation members.  Each of our members must adhere to our Responsible Purchasing Policy, under which they can be subject to random independent audits of their sourcing due diligence activities.  This means they keep ahead of the responsible sourcing curve, and are secure in providing you with ‘Timber you can Trust’.

Download our latest Responsible Sourcing Report and visit our Responsible Sourcing page.

Our knowledge: your advantage

Timber Trade Federation members have a vast breadth of knowledge between them.  Our members range from forest-owning companies who also process wood into components, for example for the window manufacturing industry, to SME timber merchants, whose intimate knowledge of a large number pf timber species from across the world, can help you to distinguish yourself from competitors.


Find a TTF member by company, by type – for example specialist timber merchants – or by product.  Download our 2020 TTF Members guide or access the information you need instantly on our search page here.

Working in step with the joinery sector

Reducing the workload of joiners by providing modern, engineered materials have brought about a revolution in joinery manufacturing.  Laminated engineered joinery components, which now include many laminated hardwoods as well as laminated softwoods, reduce waste, improve productivity and thus improve profitability. See the latest on laminated products and joinery timber species in our Joined-Up Business magazine


As the trade body representing the timber supply chain, the Timber Trade Federation also works closely with the woodworking industry media and with the British Woodworking Federation, which is one of our partners in the Confederation of Timber Industries. Read our latest guest blog on the BWF website.

How can we help you?

Explore the resources we have available to joiners and sign up for our newsletters.  Look out for our regular columns in Woodworking News, and our articles in the Institute of Carpenters’ magazine Cutting Edge, also available on this website.  You are also welcome to browse our TimberWorks library of case studies, which include examples from the joinery sector. There is also a TimberWorks Twitter feed.


But most importantly, find a TTF member supplier who can provide you with ‘Timber You Can Trust’ here.

Latest Insight


3 February, 2020



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Case Studies

Studio RHE Wood Farm

Studio RHE Wood Farm

Sustainable materials, in keeping with the rural Suffolk setting, were chosen by Studio RHE Architects for the creation of Wood Farm, an uncompromisingly modern design with high sustainability standards, sympathetically rendered to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape of barns and farmland. 

Tonkin Liu Architects SUN RAIN ROOMS

Tonkin Liu Architects SUN RAIN ROOMS

Created as an extension to a Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse in London, the Sun Rain Rooms, designed by Tonkin Liu Architects in collaboration with local craftspeople, serve as a studio for the practice as well a part of the partners’ home. 

Cullinan Studios Baldwin Terrace Residential

Cullinan Studios Baldwin Terrace Residential

Making the most of this sunny canal-side location, architects Cullinan Studios converted an original 19th century warehouse office building into a low-energy workspace for their practice, combined with 12 two-bedroom apartments in the other half of the building, which is situated on a south-facing stretch of London’s Regent’s Canal.