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A new action-focused structure and new Timber Trade Federation members mark the start of a significant year for the UK’s timber trading sector with Brexit just two months away. Two new Federations – the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and the Institute of Carpenters – have...

This blog post is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins.   Continued lack of clarity over Brexit is causing inevitable economic uncertainty and stress, but the timber sector and Timber Trade Federation is focused on business development regardless, writes TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. The defining characteristic...

The WPA’s Making the Most of Wood Conference 2019 gets right to the heart of the big issues that will shape future demand for industrial wood protection processes and products. The event, organised by the Wood Protection Association (WPA), will take place at the Forest of...

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...