News

26 May 2016

An internal ‘referendum’ of its members has revealed that the overwhelming majority favour the UK remaining in the EU, as this is considered the better option the economy, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has revealed.

24 May 2016

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has strengthened its presence in Doncaster, Yorkshire, with the acquisition of Maltings Timber Merchants.

23 May 2016

The European Union (EU) and the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have agreed to step up their efforts to tackle the illegal timber trade.

20 May 2016

A seminar at Sheffield Hallam University next week will make the case for the role prefabricated timber houses can play in overcoming the UK’s shortage of homes.

19 May 2016

Accoya has helped a carbon-friendly family home in Scotland scoop the Modified Wood Project of the Year at the Wood Protection Association’s (WPA) inaugural awards ceremony.

16 May 2016

Accyss Technologies’ Accoya will be making a star appearance at the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show this year.

12 May 2016

A floating ecological science laboratory and public education centre is demonstrating the sustainable credentials of Kebony wood – it’s been used to provide the decking.

11 May 2016

A new campaign director has been appointed at Wood for Good as the organisation embarks on its latest campaign to promote the use of timber in the construction of new housing.

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Features

Hospitals have a rather austere reputation, but the use of timber engineering is helping them to lighten up, creating facilities that can cater to our sense of mental well-being as much as our physical healthcare needs

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