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28 August 2015

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has thrown its weight behind WWF-UK’s Forest Campaign to protect the world’s forests by encouraging businesses and supply chains to source wood from sustainable sources.

27 August 2015

A manufacturer of a modified wood substitute for tropical and other hardwoods has signed up to the WWF’s campaign against global forest destruction.

26 August 2015

Mechanical rather than chemical plant protection is reaping dividends for Södra in more ways than one, the organisation reports, with sales this year of non-toxic saplings forecast to be 80% higher than they were in 2014.

25 August 2015

The company that supplied the timber frame for one of the UK’s largest glulam structures will be talking about the project at this year’s Solid Wood Solutions event in London next month.

24 August 2015

Travis Perkins has been given the highest rating for its efforts at sourcing sustainable timber products by the WWF-UK.

21 August 2015

You might say the architects of a commercial building in Switzerland were banking on modified wood to achieve their physical and aesthetic intention for a new branch of Raiffeisenbank.

19 August 2015

Timber firms and joiners could play their part in helping to deliver the BBC’s DIY SOS programme's largest Big Build project to date - a housing project for military veterans - but time is running out to get involved.

18 August 2015

A manufacturer of timber gates has been fined £10,000 for safety failings after a young employee lost two fingers on his left hand while working on machinery.

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Across the UK, timber cladding is helping to make many a ruin habitable again, as Holly Squire discovers

Wood is the quintessential sustainable material, right? Well, in this modern global economy that entirely depends upon where it is grown and where it ends up being used, as the Grown In Britain campaign is keen to point out

Savvy retailers are learning that wood has a winning aesthetic for today’s more eco-conscious consumers, and given its innate sustainable credentials it means retail therapy doesn’t have to be quite such a guilty pleasure reports Mark Cantrell

Timber In Construction talks to the woman who is bringing ancient timbers recovered from the depths of an alligator-infested Panamanian Lake to the UK market