David Hopkins Tag

Making the case for wood to an audience of architects, designers and manufacturers at the recent Wood Awards in London, David Hopkins Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) left nobody in doubt as to the importance of wood as the key construction material...

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...

This blog post is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins   So, here it is. After two years of puffed up posturing and inflated rhetoric we finally have sight of the outline Brexit withdrawal deal that Theresa May has managed to agree with the EU. At first sight...

TTF Managing Director, David Hopkins, has joined TRADA's Board of Directors. TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association) is a renowned international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields. On David’s addition...

This blog post is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. It originally appeared on the Timber Trades Journal.   The bright light that the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has been shining on the Chinese plywood trade over the past 12 months has shown up a variety of interesting practices, with...

As architects broaden their interest in sustainable design, understanding of what constitutes a ‘healthy building’ is also expanding. With asthma and allergies more prevalent than ever, merchants and builders may benefit from increasing their knowledge of this emerging field, researching products which might help to...

With all the talk of wood composite and other types of decking, one could be forgiven for thinking that softwood decking sales have finally ‘peaked’ and are tailing off. However no such decline is being seen by TTF members supplying timber decking: quite the opposite...