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Global partnerships, COP26, and our new stats dashboard

Timber is a global industry. We are acutely aware of this in the UK as the second largest importer of timber in the world after China, and our exposure to global influences has been under the spotlight in recent months, which our members will be well aware of after last week’s Softwood Conference. While this may bring challenges, it also brings ...

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Looking at the future of construction products

Our UK Softwood Conference 2021 tomorrow will be a chance to discuss major trade issues after a year of COVID, and, while going forward the market seems to have more certainty on its direction, there remains an undercurrent of uncertainty. We can see Brexit related issues which will last even as the effects of the pandemic subside, with UKCA marking chief among ...

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Treated timber and the future of product information

On Wednesday this week, we hosted a joint webinar with the Wood Protection Association and Timber Decking and Cladding Association to support our Treated Timber campaign. The webinar gave details of how we are promoting the correct level of timber treatment to end-user markets, from merchants to builders, and resources available to TTF members and their customers. This webinar is essential watching for any of our ...

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Panel Agency Limited

Panel Agency Limited is a family owned: agent; importer; distributor and solutions specialist. With a wide customer base in the UK and Ireland, Panel Agency supplies an extensive range of wood based products ranging from: specialist panels; engineered timber, fixings and formwork.

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CaberDek wins the battle with the Great British weather!

Every builder knows the challenges of working in the wonderfully unpredictable British weather so, when James King of The Supreme Finishing Company started his latest build in the run up to Christmas, he knew that it may not all be plain sunny sailing. James’ challenge has been captured in SkillBuilder’s How To Build An Extension series (episode 5) and is available to ...

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You only think of Vandecasteele Timber for Tropical Hardwoods?

We have added to our range a vast choice of European Hardwoods. European Oak – Kiln dried – Air dried and beams. Steamed Beach in a scale of qualities and dimensions. European White Ash. All these species and many more you can find on our new website www.vandecasteele.be

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Garden rooms made beautiful with SterlingOSB Zero

With more and more people working and studying at home, the need for extra space has grown enormously. Whether it’s somewhere to make Zoom calls in peace, or to chill after a long day juggling home-schooling, or to get on your bike, a garden room has become a much-sought after addition to many homes. This is good news for companies ...

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CaberDek – great for winter building and even protects against puppy puddles!

Cheshire Eco-Build is always careful to source environmentally-responsible products so choosing Norbord’s carbon negative CaberDek and SterlingOSB Zero was an obvious move.  The family-run business based in Bramhall, Cheshire, is known for renovation and extension projects.  The latest undertaking has been a complete renovation of a four-bedroom bungalow recently bought at auction. With an awkward layout of lots of small ...

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Softwood spearheads a timber import resurgence in 2020

Softwood import volumes for 2020 see a 3% rise against 2019 totals, after falling 24% in Q1/Q2 of 2020, to reach 6,580,000m³. The cumulative volume for softwood in 2020 was up by 200,000m³, from 6.3 million m³ in 2019, following a surge in timber imports in Q3/Q4 2020, primarily from Sweden, Germany, Latvia and Russia. Provisional full-year data for 2020 ...

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CAGE LADDERS, safety at work for people going up and coming down

CAGE LADDERS are the ideal solution for safe access to roofs, machinery, chimneys, silos and other workplaces at height or depth. Thanks to the wide range of available elements, the system can be customised to suit the user’s needs. Thanks to the aluminium alloy, CAGE LADDERS offer high mechanical resistance and resist corrosion and weather. They are designed to facilitate ...

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