Supplying Timber | Issue 03

Supplying Timber | Issue 03

Date Published

21 August 2023

Document Type






Jennie Ward

Shining a light on timber’s benefits

In this issue of Supplying Timber we’re bringing you some of the latest new products that TDUK members are bringing to market, as well as our usual round-up of industry news and TDUK updates.

As the economic uncertainty continues, we’re examining what the Construction Products Association’s Summer Forecast means for the timber industry, and revealing which timber sectors are currently bucking the import trends (p20).

We’re also bringing you some great new resources that you can use to help grow your business and navigate these challenging times. Our new Merchant Guide to Selling Timber offers top tips and ideas that merchants can use to upsell valuable timber stocks, and cement their reputations among their customers as the local timber experts (p36). We’re also revealing the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions on C16 and C24 timbers (p32).

Our member profile this month introduces English Woodlands Timber – a Sussex-based company that offers Oak and natural hardwoods to customers across the UK (p45).

Plus, we’re taking an in-depth look at Clear-Faced Douglas Fir Plywood (p38) and American Red Oak (p28) – both popular timber species that are enjoying increased attention from builders, joiners and carpenters right now. We hope you enjoy everything this latest issue has to offer, and if you’d like to get involved in our next edition, please contact


With thanks to our contributors Arbor Forest Products, Lowfield Timber Frame, Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants, Metsa, DHH Panel Products, BSW Group, CDM Stravitec, Donaldson Timber, W Howard Group, James Jones & Sons, West Fraser, James Latham, Marley, MEDITE SMARTPLY, International Timber, English Woodlands Timber, SR Timber, Wood Protection Association, TDCA
About the editor
A strong contributor with more than 20 years’ experience in the construction and merchant industries, Jennie is the founder and MD of JKW PR & Marketing, having previously worked as editorial director of a successful PR agency and for 15 years as a well-respected editor of leading construction B2B magazines.
Jennie Ward