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WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL TIMBER EVENT A very warm welcome to everyone exhibiting and attending Timber Expo 2013. Showcasing an expanded range of timber technologies and wood products together with the widest display of new and innovative applications for timber within the built environment, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Of course, Timber Expo now has an exciting new home, Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. The decision to relocate Timber Expo to arguably the biggest and best exhibition space in the country promises to see a significant increase in footfall thanks to improved accessibility and transport links. It really is a fantastic venue, and we are delighted that our show will get the exposure it deserves. But what really sets Timber Expo apart from other exhibitions is the added value that visitors can expect. It’s not just about seeing the latest products and innovations - although clearly that is important – it’s about hearing about the latest developments and the future of the industry from people whose opinions really matter. This is what this year’s Timber Talks programme promises: some of the biggest names in the industry discussing some of the hottest topics. TRADA has worked hard to pull the seminar programme together, drawing an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers from all four corners of the built environment into one place. The hour-long themed sessions, which will be delivered in two purpose-built timber-based theatres, will cover topics such as engineered wood, innovation in timber and its use, while speakers will be drawn from the best industry insiders and those working with timber including architects. It’s an impressive line-up and we expect many of the seminars to be standing room only – so get there early!

Innovation is high on everyone’s agenda. Recent research from TRADA revealed that, (from 170 respondents asked) which areas were of most interest to them – new, innovative products and systems scored higher than any other topic. And it’s because TRADA and Timber Expo are so passionate about encouraging innovation within the timber industry, that the winners and runners up of this year’s TTJ Timber Innovation Award have been given an even greater opportunity to promote their products within the show. Each has been given a speaker slot to fill a half-day seminar session in the Solidwood theatre on Tuesday 24 September. Innovation is the lifeblood of our industry and it’s essential that we continue to support it. There can be no better platform than Timber Expo, where innovation is literally around every corner. In what has been another difficult economic year, it’s hugely encouraging to see the levels of invention and determination that the timber industry continues to demonstrate. We are delighted by the support that our loyal members continue to offer, and by the enthusiasm of the wider industry. If you’re in any doubt, simply walk the aisles at Timber Expo: we promise you won’t be disappointed. Have a great show and we look forward to seeing you again next year alongside W14.

Andrew Abbott Director, BM TRADA & Timber Expo

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A BIG THANK YOU! A very warm welcome to everyone at Timber Expo 2013. Our third year promises to be an exciting one with a great new venue, an incredibly diverse array of exhibitors and a feature packed show. I really think there is more than ever to look out for. On the exhibition floor we have the very best the UK timber industry can offer with market leaders presenting superb products, exciting innovation and displaying high levels of sustainability. The show also has a strong international flavour this year with global influences from all continents. The arrival of the Bolivian Pavilion shows the UK market has genuine world appeal and it is truly encouraging to find such a strong overseas contingent making the journey to the NEC. In terms of the show there is plenty to shout about. The Timber Talks programme has some Admission Policy & Visitor Information • Timber Expo is strictly a trade event for companies of the timber, building and construction trades. • Only pre-registered visitors, exhibitor badge holders and visitors who register on or before the 24 or 25 September will be able to enter Timber Expo. • Registration takes place in the main entrance of Hall 8 of the NEC using a self-scan process for efficient and environmentally friendly badge production and collection. • Visitors who have not pre-registered or are unable to produce a valid registration form on the day will be charged £25 for admission. • Seminar places are free of charge and are subject to capacity constraints. Delegate places will be allocated of a ‘first come’ basis and there will be limited standing room around each seminar theatre which may be restricted by health and safety rules. • Delegates must arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the Timber Talk session. Late arrival does not guarantee entry. • The Organisers Office will be staffed from 8:00am to 6:00pm to answer all queries relating to registration, visitor and exhibitor access and general event management.


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really fantastic speakers lined up and alongside our Toolbox Talks area, this makes an informative and inspiring centre to the show. With the incredible installation of the Worldscape Visitor Lounge there should be something to excite and inspire everybody. We genuinely feel Timber Expo 2013 is our best yet and there is a real buzz around this year’s event. As I have always said, timber is one of the construction industry’s finest natural assets and the timber industry really deserves a successful event to celebrate it.

Many thanks to all our exhibitors and sponsors and enjoy the show... Loretta Sales Event Director Timber Expo • Students are permitted entry to the show but must be on a recognised relevant course and must state their college/university name on the registration form under ‘Company Name’. • No one under the age of 16 will be able to attend Timber Expo unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. • Visitors will not be permitted entry into the show after 3:30pm on the 25 September – the last day. • The Timber Buyers Forum and VIP Lounge are restricted access and only accessible by visitors or participants meeting the strict entry badge criteria. These facilities are not open to the general visitor. • Official Timber Expo photographers will be taking photographs and filming throughout the event. The Organisers reserve the right to use any film and photographs, which may include visitors and exhibitors, for the purpose of promoting and marketing Timber Expo in the future. • The Organisers reserve the right to exclude or remove anyone from Timber Expo and the NEC who they reasonably consider to be disruptive, violent or under the influence of drink and drugs, or who are prohibited from attending under any applicable laws or regulations.

CONTENTS Highlights


Solidwood Theatre


Fabric First Theatre


Visitor Lounge (Worldscape)


Timber Talks

14 - 21

Toolbox Talks

22 - 24

The Wood Awards


TTJ Innovation Awards

30 - 32

Buyers & Specifiers Forum

30 - 36

Trade & Industry Supporters


ProTimber & Accord Pavilion


Structural Timber Association


Meet the Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

46 - 58

Timber Accord


Silver Sponsors

62 - 70

Bronze Sponsors

73 - 99

Exhibitor Profiles

102 - 131

Exhibitor A-Z

136 - 138

Floor Plan

Inner Back Cover

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THE ESSENTIAL SELECTION Get ready for two busy days bursting at the seams with the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector. Where do you go first and what do you look out for? Here are some of the essential highlights of the show not to miss at the UK’s truly national timber show…

Industry Champions

The Solid Wood Theatre

A huge range of over150 companies from all four corners of the timber industry unveiling their latest products and services plus giving advice on how best to use the construction industry’s leading mainstream low carbon building material. Make sure to visit as many as possible. Check out our floorplan at the back of this Guide.

Simple in structure, the Solid Wood Theatre designed and built by the X-LAM Alliance, showcases the strength of timber and advanced closed panel timber technology - demonstrating why the use of solid wood is beginning to soar in the UK. Stand F25.

Timber Talks Programme

Where do you find direct hands on information on the latest timber processes, technologies and specialist products? New for 2013, these CPD presentations will focus on the detail of processes, technologies and solutions on display at the show. From manufacturing process to onsite engineering solutions, we have a rolling series of presentations across both days that will have something to interest everyone. Toolbox Talks will be held in a SIPS Theatre built by the UK SIP Association. Toolbox Talks are expected to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your seat filled early. See Page 22 for the breakdown of sessions.

A key element to the show and a central part of the Expo experience. Organised by TRADA, the eight seminar sessions are spread over both days and will give you a fantastic opportunity to draw on the knowledge, experience and advice of a concentrated group of high calibre speakers from all four corners of the built environment. Key industry topics, major names, super projects and big issues. Grab a seat early. See Page 14 for full details

The Fabric First Theatre Built by leading timber frame specialists Frame Wise, the Fabric First theatre will show at firsthand how building with an airtight building envelope in mind and its superior thermal properties, make it ideal as the basis of a modern energy efficient building. Stand A29.


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Specifiers & Buyers Forum

Wood Awards Shortlist 2013

This year the Timber Buyers Forum has transformed into the Specifiers & Buyers Forum. Sponsored by Vandecasteele, this colocated event within Timber Expo now has a wider remit to cater for those involved in an increasingly diverse range of timber-related activity. If you have booked a range of faceto-face discussions and appointments or need to know more go to Stand C10.

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier award in the timber sector and will once again recognise outstanding design, craftsmanship and installations in wood that have taken place over the last 12 months. This year’s 30-strong shortlist was whittled down from a record breaking 318 British projects. Make sure you check out the 2013 shortlist on Stand C17.

Media Centre & VIP Lounge Worldscape Visitor Lounge The centrepiece of our Visitor Lounge this year will be Worldscape. An unmissable piece of wooden sculpture/furniture. Created by Atmos, it seats 80 people and will be a memorable spot to sit, relax and network during Timber Expo. Stand D20.

ProTimber 2013 & Timber Accord Pavilion Sponsored by Timbmet and building upon the Timber Accord agreement signed in 2012, the Pavilion will be a unique opportunity to touch base with many of the leading timber trade bodies representing the supply chain of the forestry and timber industries. The ProTimber 2013 summit will also take place here. See Page 40 for more details.

Sponsored by SCA Timber Supply UK, the Media Centre is your central port of call to pick up press information and releases, conduct interviews and soak up news from across the show. The VIP Lounge is built by EcoCurves and features magnificent bespoke glulam arches. Stand D30.

TTJ Innovation Awards Alongside TRADA, Timber Expo once again sponsored the TTJ Innovation Award and 2013’s five shortlisted candidates will be on hand at the show during the Timber Talks Module 5 to present their successful products and developments. You can find out more about Hess Timber, Frame Wise, X-Lam Alliance, SpanoTech and a joint bid by architect Pablo Zamorano and engineer Nacho Marti. The TTJ Innovation Award Winner - Wise Wall T by Frame Wise will be on display as part of the Fabric First Seminar Theatre.

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Solidwood Theatre

Stand No F25

STRENGTH, SPEED & SUSTAINABILITY Simple in structure, the Solidwood Theatre designed and built by the X-LAM Alliance, showcases the strength of timber and advanced closed panel timber technology demonstrating why the use of solid wood is beginning to soar in the UK. Strength Made from 100mm thick visible grade white wood spruce cross laminated timber, the construction of the theatre illustrates how the partners of the X-LAM Alliance work seamlessly together to design, draw, manufacture and build a vast range of projects, across all sectors to budget and programme. The model drawings, following design amendments, were sent from the X-LAM Alliance partner, B & K Structures based in Derby, to the Austrian based partner, Binderholz for the manufacture of the panels at their factory in Austria. The lifting method for the panels is decided at the design stage and cores are drilled at the factory to accommodate the lifting slings on each panel. The panels were transported by rigid trailer to NEC then unloaded by forklift. The panels were erected using a forklift with the aid of the lifting slings. Speed From approval of the design through to delivery to site, took approximately two weeks and the theatre took a few hours to build, highlighting the speed of offsite manufacturing and construction. Sustainability With environmental credentials of the highest importance in the construction and modern trading world, having the correct accreditation and certification is fundamental to success. Timber is the number one renewable mainstream construction material and can produce greener buildings with a lower carbon footprint. The timber is sourced from well managed forests and by offering only


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PEFC or FSC certified timber, the Alliance ensures a fully transparent Green Supply Chain. Chain of Custody certification at all levels can prove legality and sustainability of the construction products used. The X-LAM Alliance’s award winning team provide an all-encompassing in-house design, drawing, manufacturing and installation services for cross laminated timber structures. With 50 highly experienced and dedicated experts in structural analysis, detailed solutions, building physics, consultancy, planning and CNC wood processing logistics – visit the team on stand F21. For more information visit:

From Design to Installation Experts in Structural Engineering for Commercial Construction The UK’s specialist frame and envelope contractor totally dedicated to the commercial sector, offering a complete package of material services including: • • • • • •

Specification Design Value Engineering Installation Project Management Supply - through to off-site and on-site assembly

B & K Structures in conjunction with some of the UK’s and Europe’s largest structural engineering material manufacturers have proven experience in undertaking complex structural frames including: • • • • • •

Glued Laminated Timber Cross Laminated Timber Timber Cassettes – wall, roof and floor Structural Steelwork Pre-Cast Concrete Hybrid Structures

Vast experience in structural engineered timber contracting in the commercial sector, combined with our historic experience in the structural steel market have enabled B & K Structures to deliver a vast range of quality projects, across all sectors on time and within budget. Exhibiting with our CLT partners – visit X-LAM Alliance on Stand F21 Call: 01773 853 400 Visit: Email: B & K Structures, Peveril House, Alfreton Road, Derby, DE21 4AG

Fabric First Theatre

Stand No A29


Designed by Frame Wise One of the key focal points at this year’s Timber Expo will be the Fabric First Seminar Theatre – designed and built by Frame Wise to showcase the evolution of engineered timber solutions. The latest timber technology will be integrated into the construction and the Theatre will be divided to showcase advanced internal finishes together with cutting-edge external cladding highlighting the optimum fabric solutions. A full range of innovative panel systems will be on show, including the TTJ Innovation Award Winning - Wise Wall T. The structure of the Wise Wall T – twin frame, closed panel system, incorporates a 'breathable wall' which negates condensation build up within the structure giving the Wise Wall panel solutions an assured performance – from conception to completion. The discussion around sustainability once centered on renewable technologies, now the well-established, Fabric First approach has heightened awareness of the benefits of applying such building principles and as a result, the market demand for innovative products


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which deliver superior thermal and airtightness properties has dramatically increased. The shift towards Fabric First principles was foreseen by the senior management team at Frame Wise. By developing the products used and the construction methods employed, Frame Wise found it possible to achieve what many have wrongly regarded as the holy grail of sustainable construction - namely to significantly reduced thermal conductivity with relatively minor changes to construction methods at little or no extra build cost. The Fabric First theatre will host a full programme of informative Timber Talk Seminars, including Simon Orrells, MD of Frame Wise, presentation on the TTJ Innovation Award Winning Wise Wall T. The expert Frame Wise team will be on-hand at the adjacent stand B28 to offer advice on hybrid engineered timber systems. More technical information can be found by visiting

Visitor Lounge

Stand No D20


Our visitor lounge this year is a very special area that will be a genuine focal point for the show and an unmissable piece of timber design. Conceived and designed by groundbreaking agency Atmos, Worldscape has been driven by the vision of architect Alex Haw. It was the centrepiece of the banqueting event Global Feast, that coincided with each evening of the London 2012 Olympics. It has been hosted by The Stratford Old Town Hall, Newham Borough Council Headquarters, Lime Wharf gallery, and Memrise. “We do a lot of work in our practice with maps and data,” says Alex. “How do we make it useable? We found an open source digital terrain model and then through a horizontal MRI scan process we broke it up into different slices. Imagine slicing through a section of a mountain? When we cut through it at the start we had a small plywood shelf at each 500m altitude level, then made that section straight so we got


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elegant inter-connections. A core principle was that everyone would be sitting on the data of the world unified on a single bench together communally, collectively and united. We are trying to create something utterly faithful which is recognisable but not instantly so. Something that requires a degree of unravelling and that rewards inspection. It’s like looking at a map edge-on…” Dhh Timber will be exhibiting with Atmos who created the striking 15 x 6 x 2m dining table. Shaped as a world map, it is made from FSC-certified Latvian white melamine Birch Plywood. Dhh Timber was the obvious supplier for this project as the UK’s premier distributor of Birch Plywood. Dhh Timber is fascinated by the many ways their sheet materials are used, from construction to furniture production and much more. For more information on Worldscape visit:


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AM - Tuesday 24 Fabric First Theatre Timber Talks will deliver an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers from all four corners of the built environment. From niche areas to leading trends, the Timber Talks will be characterised by key industry topics, major names, super projects and big issues. The Timber Talk sessions will take place across both days, starting on the hour, with six talks in each of the eight sessions listed below. Talks are 25 minutes each, including 5 minutes for Q&A and will be chaired by a leading figure in the timber industry.

From blueprint to building: a client and contractor perspective 10:00 - 10:25 Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability, Construction - Mace Where does timber score well and where is there room for improvement: a view from Mace. 10:25 - 10:50 Steve Cook, Principal Sustainability Design Manager Willmott Dixon and Chair of the Grown In Britain Contractors' Task Group Growing the use of British timber: a view from a major contractor 11:00 - 11:25 Phil Lewis, Head of BIM - Willmott Dixon BIM is revolutionising construction: what does it mean for wood? 11:25 - 11:50 Robert Edwards, Design Manager for Architecture Acivico (Birmingham City Council) Building schools in timber for Birmingham City Council: what grade do we get? 12:00 - 12:25 Natalie Roberts, Environmental Manager Land Securities Defining 'ultra low carbon development': the consequences for wood


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PM - Tuesday 24 Fabric First Theatre

Grown in Britain: creating a reliable UK supply 13:00 - 13:25 Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive - CONFOR Introduction to Grown in Britain: the vision and projects 13:25 - 13:50 Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive, Forest Enterprise and Forestry Commission Forestry Commission perspective - what can the forestry estate do as a producer? 14:00 - 14:25 Julia Griffin, Sustainability Specialist - B&Q Retail perspective: B&Q 14:25 - 14:50 Neil Horton, Sales Director - BSW Timber Supplier perspective: BSW Timber 15:00 - 15:25 Sarah Dandy, NHS Forest Coordinator - Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Creating green spaces on NHS Estates to improve patient well-being 15:25 - 15:50 Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive - National Forest Company CSR: How can companies help to grow the forestry cover in the UK?

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AM - Wednesday 25 Fabric First Theatre

Low energy, high impact: mixing efficiency and effectiveness 10:00 -10:25 Michael Sansom, Associate Director Steel Construction Institute Thermal mass in lightweight construction: de-bunking myths 10:25 - 10:50 John Milner, Partner - Baily Garner The performance gap: SAP and Green Deal and implications for retrofitting details 11:00 - 11:25 Craig Strachan, Development Director - Sylva Group Part L 2013 England: an update on the requirements 11:25 - 11:50 Richard Partington, Partner Richards Partington Architects Closing the energy performance gap when using timber 12:00 - 12:25 Jonathan Hines, Partner - Architype Standardised passivhaus school design 12:25 - 12:50 Tom Woolley, Architect and author Rachel Bevan Architects Low Impact Building. Examples of the practical issues, advantages and problems associated with using natural environmentally friendly materials with timber frame construction and the disadvantages of synthetic petrochemical based products


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Architects and timber: striking designs 13:00 - 13:25 Angel Morales-Aguilar, LDN Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Abbotsford Visitor Centre 13:25 - 13:50 DRMM Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Festival House Tower of Love 14:00 - 14:25 Stafford Critchlow , Wilkinson Eyre Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Mary Rose Museum 14:25 - 14:50 Tim Marcot, Price and Myers Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Bishop Edward King Chapel 15:00 - 15:25 Meredith Bowles, Director - Mole Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: The Dune House 15:25 - 15:50 Simon Knox Knox Bhavan Architects Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Rigg Beck

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AM - Tuesday 24 Solidwood Theatre

Organic mechanics: connecting engineering and a renewable resource 10:00 - 10:25 Richard Harris - Professor of Timber Engineering University of Bath Low impact construction material research at the HIVE project 10:25 - 10:50 Gavin White, Structural Engineer - Ramboll UK A hint of madness in CLT 11:00 - 11:25 David Trujillo, Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering Coventry University Transformed bamboo: the new plywood? 11:25 - 11:50 David Crawford, Research Consultant - Edinburgh Napier University Viability of Cross-Laminated Timber Production from UK resource 12:00 - 12:25 Patrick Fleming, PhD student - Cambridge University Strategies for using low-grade timber in demanding structural applications 12:25 - 12:50 Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director - Arup Life Cycle Tower: investigation into the commercial feasibility of a high-rise timber tower


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PM - Tuesday 24 Solidwood Theatre

Designing the future: TTJ Innovation Award 13:00 - 13:25 Nacho Marti, Principal - Nacho Marti Design TTJ Innovation Award Finalist: Expandable Surface System See our structure at the Timber Cafe

13:30 - 13:55 Marcus Golinski, Head of Sales - HessTimber TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: Hess Limitless Visit us on stand D24

14:00 - 14:25 Greg Cooper, Engineering Manager - X-LAM Alliance TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: CLT Construction Specifier See our structure at the Solidwood Seminar Theatre

14:30 - 14:55 Simon Orrells, Managing Director - Frame Wise TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: Frame Wise product Wise Wall T Winner TTJ Award for Innovation See us on stand B28

15:00 - 15:25 Dieter Penninck, Sales Director - Spanogroup TTJ Innovation Award Finalist 2013: Spanotech Vapourblock

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AM - Wednesday 25 Solidwood Theatre

Engineers and timber: ingenious structures 10:00 - 10:25 Janet Cotterall, Partner - Passivhaus Homes Passivhaus Award 2013 Winner (Private housing): Totnes Passivhaus 10:25 - 10:50 John Williamson, Director - JPW Construction Passivhaus Award 2013 Winner (Non-domestic): Canolfan Hyddgen 11:00 - 11:25 Jonathan Pye, Civil and Structural Engineering Director - BDP Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Academy 11:25 - 11:50 Dr Robert Hairstans, Department Head Edinburgh Napier University Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Future Affordable Housing 12:00 - 12:25 Wendy Perring, Director - PAD Studio Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: The Exbury Egg 12:25 - 12:50 Alex Haw, Partner - Atmos Wood Awards 2013 shortlisted entry: Room in a room


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Pushing boundaries: stretching imaginations 13:00 - 13:25 Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director - ARUP Major transport facilities: Canary Wharf Crossrail station case study

13:25 - 13:50 Andrew Waugh, Partner - Waugh Thistleton Building taller still with CLT

14:00 - 14:25 James McMillan, Assistant Director of Development - GPHG Creating places where people want to live using efficient buiding techniques

14:25 - 14:50 Steve Ward, Managing Director - 6ix consulting Lean construction: taster of what it can do for your business

15:00 - 15:25 Ralph Parker, Architect - Price & Myers The world's largest jigsaw puzzle: gigantic plywood sculpture for Heathrow Airport

15:25 - 15:50 Simon Smith, Partner - Smith & Wallwork Building bridges in living willow

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Stand No F9

TOOLBOX TALKS ONLY at Timber Expo Where do you find direct hands-on information on the latest timber processes, technologies and specialist products? From manufacturing processes to onsite engineering solutions, Toolbox Talks has been created to complement the Timber Talks programme and will be held in a purpose built 30-seat presentation theatre supplied by the UK SIP Association. This in-depth programme of free ‘hands on’ CPD seminars and workshops is dedicated to timber technology and will run across both days of the show, focusing on the details behind many of the processes, technologies and solutions on display from our wide range of exhibitors. The Toolbox Talks are expected to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your seat filled early. A Proctor Group – Stand No.X50

Timber Cladding: flexibility to create unique designs

Bureau Veritas – Stand No.A15

Challenges of the EUTR and How to Ensure Compliance Bureau Veritas Certification has developed a comprehensive Timber Due Diligence Solution in compliance with the EUTR to ensure that an organisation will be able to track and trade forest, timber and wood products. Cellecta – Stand No.D8

Robust Detail Sound Proofing Solutions for Timber Frame An overview of the Robust Detail solutions and innovations that have occurred to make Part E sound proofing compliance simpler and more cost effective. Coillte Panel Products – Stand No.C1

Medite Tricoya Extreme Durable MDF

Discussion on some of the issues facing the specifier when choosing the right timber cladding and some basic installation rules including case studies of both natural finish cladding and coloured finishes.

Medite Tricoya MDF is characterised by its durability, dimensional stability and reliability properties.

American Softwoods – Stand No.E8

Dispelling the Myths About Edge Protection

Sustainable Sourcing of Southern Pine Hear more about the US Southeast, Southern Pine and the ‘Wood Basket for the World’

easi-edge – Stand No.A26

Learn how to reduce up to 30% off the erection time and provide the ultimate, project-managed solution to prevent falls from height – suitable for CLT, glulam and cassette frame types.

Aptus Fasteners UK – Stand No.B7

HECO Calculation Software A comprehensive design software that’s userfriendly, with an interactive operation making it simple to use. This professional design tool calculates the resistance to lateral and axial loads of timber to timber, steel to timber and timber to concrete connections.


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Egoin UK – Stand No.E17

Cross Laminated Timber: a product overview This talk will present the main characteristics of CLT as a material and the key points to consider during the construction process, from design to completion.

Free Seminars & Workshops Edinburgh Napier University – Stand No.B25

Software Applications for Structural Timber Design Optimisation The Centre for Offsite Construction and Innovative Structures at Edinburgh Napier University is currently involved in the development of software applications for structural timber design. The audience will be able to observe the benefits of this project (tool) in an interactive session. Frame Wise - Wise Wall ‘L’ – Stand No.B28

Introducing the Next Generation of Structural Timber Systems Frame Wise will launch Wise Wall ‘L’ at the show. Wise Wall L has been developed to reflect the changing needs of the market and is Frame Wise’s most innovative system to date plus a case study of the award winning, Four Dwellings School, Quinton, Birmingham. JJ Smith Woodworking Machinery – Stand No.X22

Automating the Wall & Floor Assembly process for Open and Closed Panels Introduction to the advantages of using modern automated framing and cladding machinery in wood-based offsite construction, with a particular focus on the move towards larger closed panels with factory-fitted insulation. Lonza Wood Protection – Stand No.D5

Innovative Incising Technologies Lonza Wood Protection, working with partners Tweddle Engineering, has developed and launched the new Excalibur and Sidewinder incising technologies. PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) – Stand No.E1

Meeting EUTR Requirements with PEFC Learn more about PEFC-certification and how to demonstrate compliance with the EUTR and prepare for future business opportunities with EU-based customers.

Rotho Blaas – Stand No.B20

Fixing Solutions for Carpenters, Designer and Engineers Rotho Blaas is an Italian multinational leader in research and development of solutions of high technological content in the wood construction sector. This presentation will cover the Rotho Blaas range of screws and fixings. Schaffitzel + Miebach – Stand No.A2

Development of New Timber Bridges It is 24 years since the first bloc-laminated timber bridge was built in Germany. Since then many various bridges have been designed with these systems and a new architectural approach will increase the growth of solid timber building. Timoleon – Stand No.X12

Underfloor Heating and Timber Floors The right form of underfloor heating is particularly well-suited for use in timber buildings. It is the most comfortable form of heating, it is completely unobtrusive – enabling full use of internal room space – and it is safer and more hygienic than other forms of heating. But which system is ideal? Val-U-Therm – Stand No.B17

Delivering Innovative Volume Low Energy & PassivHaus Solutions Jointly developed by two of the UK's largest timber frame manufacturers, Val-U-Therm® utilises the best of SIPS and timber frame technology combined with leading edge insulation derived from recycled, renewable vegetable oil. Perfect for low carbon requirements and PassivHaus. Wiehag – Stand No.A6

Moving CLT & Glulam Structures from Niche to Mainstream Explore how cross laminated timber and glulam structures are becoming a mainstream construction system of choice. This session will illustrate Wiehag’s extensive portfolio of UK projects including work with Tesco, an East Anglian CLT health centre and the new Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.

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PROGRAMME Tuesday 24 September 10:00 - Frame Wise Tim Bye - Case study of the award winning Four Dwellings School, Quinton 10:30 - Aptus Michael Schroeter - HCS (HECO Calculation Software) 11:00 - American Softwoods Mark Junkins & Alan Messett - US Southeast: wood basket for the world 11:30 - PEFC Alun Watkins - Meeting EUTR requirements with PEFC 12:00 - Schaffitzel & Miebach Frank Miebach -Development of new timber bridges 12:30 - UK SIPS Charles Stewart - Low Energy SIPS design 13:00 - Val U Therm Bryan Woodley - Delivering Innovative Volume Low Energy & PassivHaus Solutions 13:30 - A Proctor Iain Fairnington Timber Cladding - Flexibility to create unique designs 14:00 - Knauf Richard Lord - Get more space in your ‘fabric first building’ 14:30 - Coillte Panel Products Peter Clifton - New product of interest to designers, architects, construction industry 15:00 - X-Lam Alliance Greg Cooper - Combined to Form Superior Strength 15:30 - Frame Wise Simon Orrells Wise Wall L - introducing the next generation of structural timber systems 16:00 - Timoleon Rex Ingram - Underfloor heating and timber floors

Wednesday 25 September 09:30 - X-Lam Alliance Greg Cooper - Combined to Forum Superior Strength 10:00 - Frame Wise Simon Orrells - Wise Wall L - introducing the next generation of structural timber systems 10:30 - Wiehag John Spittle - CLT and Glulam timber structures -moving from niche to mainstream 11:00 - UK SIPS Charles Stewart - Low Energy SIPS design 11:30 - Cellecta Richard Hillman - Robust detail sound proofing solutions for Timber Frame construction 12:00 - JJ Smith Martin Smith - Modular Building Automation 12:30 - Edinburgh Napier Jesus Menendez - Software applications for structural timber design optimisation 13:00 - easi-edge David Ford - Easi-Edge Safety Solutions dispelling the myths about edge protection 13:30 - Rotho Blaas Mr Michele Dai Ri - Rotho Blaas fixing solutions 14:00 - Egoin Eneko Zaldibar - Cross laminated timber: A product overview and key points to consider in a project 14:30 - Frame Wise Mark Prince - Delivering a full Fabric First approach that exceeds the new Part L by using Wise Wall 15:00 - Bureau Veritas Flavio Gomes - The challenges of the new European Timber Regulation and how to ensure compliance 15:30 - Button Fix Tony Wills - Developing a better way to secretly fix panels Sponsored by

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Come and see us on stand F10

VIP Lounge

Stand No E34

VIP LOUNGE 20I3 In keeping with trying to make all the major structures at Timber Expo real talking points, our VIP Lounge will be built by EcoCurves – a member of Jagram Group and one of the largest manufacturers of laminated timber curves in Europe. The showcase glulam lounge will be made from the same quality timber that EcoCurves use to build its signature buildings. “EcoCurves are manufactured from high quality European coniferous timber cut into thin layers and laminated in a powerful hydraulic press to form its final shape,” said Paweł Cygulski, Market Manager for Jagram S.A. “Modern machinery and the use of high quality raw materials enables us to produce structural arches with a span up to 19m (soon achieving 26m after our plant modernisation). “We decided that Timber Expo would be the best place to show our capability to manufacture unique and great looking products. With that idea in mind, this year EcoCurves is sponsoring The VIP Lounge and this exclusive area will let you experience our idea of creating glulam arches.

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“Our products are characterised by high strength andquality in accordance with standard EN 14080 - GL 24C. EcoCurves is a place where you will find truly bespoke products - they are made to suit your needs. We glue timber in class D4, the glue spread is CNC optimised. We co-operate only with world leading certified suppliers. Our glulam curves are certified (GL-24, ISO 9001, FSC, PEFC and EC Certificate of Conformity) and tested in our own laboratories. “In the last 20 years we have tested most of the world's leading glue, machinery and tool brands, adding our own patented solutions to create a technologically unique production process. Our factory computers will turn the most elaborate shapes into products in just 40 minutes.”


Wood Awards 2013

Stand No C17

The 2013 shortlist will be on show throughout Timber Expo and you will be able to hear more about the projects in more detail during the Timber Talks programme.

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier award in the timber sector and will once again recognise outstanding design, craftsmanship and installations in wood that have taken place over the last 12 months. This year’s 30-strong shortlist is drawn from a record breaking 318 British projects featuring unique private houses, stunning small projects, outstanding restorations, impressive public buildings and extraordinary bespoke and production-made furniture, ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge. The shortlisted projects range from Wilkinson Eyre Architect’s Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth featuring Canadian western red cedar to the Atmos undulating RoominaRoom in London, using birch plywood, European oak and American black walnut and in the Furniture categories, Angus Ross’s deconstructed Tay Bench in Scottish and European oak is shortlisted alongside a second Atmos project, 16m of continuous integrated landscape furniture in Latvian birch plywood with seating for 80 people, which you can see and sit on as part of the Timber Expo Visitor Lounge. The independent judging panel of architecture, engineering, craftsmanship and design experts and specialists led by Michael Morrison of Purcell UK and Sean Sutcliffe of Benchmark


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Furniture, are visiting the shortlisted projects in person before making their final decisions. “Looking through the entries for this year’s Wood Awards, it is hard not to be struck by the impact that the timber industry is having on the face of urban architecture throughout the UK,” said David Hopkins, Head of Communications and External Affairs for major sponsor Wood for Good. “Timber is carving itself an ever larger niche in the construction market and one factor which is repeated throughout the entries is sustainability. Timber is finally being recognised as a solution to achieving affordable, low-carbon urban development goals.” The winners of the Wood Awards categories and which project will receive the coveted Gold Award – the winner of winners – will be announced on 19 November at a reception hosted by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters. The Wood Awards is made possible by the major sponsorship of AHEC, Canada Wood, the Carpenters’ Company, TRADA and Wood for Good. Other sponsors include American Softwoods, BRE and the Forestry Commission.

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TTJ Innovation Awards

DESIGNING THE FUTURE The TTJ Innovation Awards, sponsored by Timber Expo and TRADA, were a hotly contested affair this year and all of the 2013 shortlisted technologies will be on display or in use at Timber Expo. You will also be able to hear all about the secrets of their success during the Timber Talks session Designing the Future. This collection of special presentations from the shortlisted projects from the Timber Expo/TRADAsponsored TTJ Innovation Awards will give a glimpse at what the timber industry may be doing in the years to come. Displaying a cross section of challenges the entries show how a difficult economy and new building regulations create amazing opportunities for innovative thinking, fresh approaches and effective new products. “It was encouraging to see such a wide array of innovations being entered for the Award this year,” said Timber Expo’s Darren Richards. “Innovation is at the heart of Timber Expo and we are very pleased to have been able to get involved with the TTJ Innovation Award again this year. We give the shortlisted products a guaranteed platform of exposure within Timber Expo and I know that our visitors will be fascinated with all of the technologies that we have seen during the judging process.”










Expandable Surface System – Pablo Zamorano, Jacob Bek and Nacho Marti Expandable Surface System seamlessly links material properties, geometry and structure in a morphogenetic bottom-up process using 6.5mm birch plywood sheets. The result is a lightweight and inexpensive modular method of double-curving plywood sheets that minimises material use and waste without the need for expensive moulds, formwork or secondary structure. See us at the Timber Cafe.


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Wise Wall T – Frame Wise Wise Wall T is the latest addition to the Frame Wise portfolio of ‘next generation’ closed panel systems. Designed to narrow the performance gap between theoretical insulation values, thermal bridging parameters and airtightness performance with actual onsite delivered performance the system creates a new benchmark in cost-effective fabric first solutions using ‘breathing wall’ technology. See us on stand B28.

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CLT Construction Specifier – X-Lam Alliance CLT Construction Specifier is a digital search and specification tool for cross laminated timber, ensuring that required technical performance characteristics can be identified and ‘performance engineered’ across all aspects of the building structure. With over 1200 CLT design option details and system build-up details for ceilings, roofs, walls, internal partitions and exterior envelopes the specifier tool enables architects and engineers to meet the performance and specification brief with confidence. Come and see us on stand F21.

Vapourblock – Spanotech Vapourblock is a pre-applied vapour control layer that is industrially applied within the production of wood based panels and guarantees a constant vapour resistivity. Vapourblock is specifically designed to provide a more reliable air-tightness and vapour control layer when compared to conventional plywood and OSB, guaranteeing a constant µ-value over the whole surface of the board.

Hess Limitless – Hess Timber Hess Limitless is an innovative patented combination of finger jointing with scarf jointing that enables the fabrication of long-span glulam beams onsite using shorter beam segments. The system addresses the constraints of transportation and logistics whilst maintaining the strength and technical performance characteristics of continuous long- span beams. Come and see us on stand D24..

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Buyers & Specifiers Forum

Stand No C10



The Timber Buyers Forum is sponsored by

Since its successful launch at the first Timber Expo, the Timber Buyers Forum has been a hugely successful part of the show. For 2013 we have transformed the Forum into the Buyers & Specifiers Forum and given it a wider remit and made it more attractive to an increasingly diverse range of those involved in the specification and design of timber products and systems. However, the Forum will still operate in thesame fashion as in previous years. Sponsored by Vandecasteele, this colocated event within Timber Expo is a


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successful and dynamic part of the show. By facilitating ‘one-to-one' business meetings with the companies you want to meet – you’re in control - the Forum enables you to have private meetings without leaving the comfort of the Forum lounge. The Forum team will organise a bespoke programme of handpicked supplier meetings, together with relevant seminars and networking events to help fulfil your immediate to longer term project needs.

Buyers & Specifiers Forum Participating Buyers include:

Building business relationships in a relaxed but structured way the Forum offers a hugely effective way to maximise your networking and business opportunities during a busy event. The primary aim of the Forum is for exhibitors to access relevant buyers, and match suppliers wants with the Buyer’s preferences. Each appointment will be scheduled to last 30 minutes and appointments appear in the individual online diary of both the Buyer and the exhibitor. This focused approach has proved to be highly successful in creating new business relationships and facilitating meetings that allow everyone to get the most out of their time at the show. See for details. If you would like to be involved when at the show register at the Forum Reception Desk.

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Show Partners

INDUSTRY SUPPORTERS A huge thanks goes to all our Industry Partners and Supporters that have helped promote the event to the marketplace and their members in 2013. At Timber Expo we do believe that we have created a true focal point for the timber industry and with your help have created a major UK construction event. Plans for 2014 are well underway and the co-location with W14 is an exciting development for everyone. We will be engaging with new industry partners, encouraging more collaboration, facilitating discussion, transferring knowledge to help our exhibitors and visitors meet more clients, developers, architects, contractors and engineers than ever before and help take the timber industry to a higher level.


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Media Partners

Stand No D30

MEDIA CENTRE Many thanks to all our supporting publications and media outlets - both print and online - that have helped promote Timber Expo 2013 to their UK and International readerships and circulations. Make sure you keep up to date with Timber Expo news and developments after the show and be the first to know about plans for 2014 with those titles below. The Media Centre - sponsored by SCA Timber Supply UK - will also be a central port of call for the press to pick up company info, tweet your latest scoop, conduct interviews and soak up news from across the show

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ProTimber 2013

Stand No F1

Timber Industry Summit



At the heart of Timber Expo, a wide range of timber industry leaders will take part in the second annual ProTimber industry summit. This year discussions will focus on the opportunities ahead for the timber sector in developing a clear and defined response to the UK Governments Construction Strategy 2025. The Summit will be boosted by cross timber industry trade association support from BWF, CONFOR, TDCA, TIMCON, TRADA, TTF, UKSIPS, UKTFA, Wood for Good, WPA and WPIF under the framework of the Timber Industry Accord that was signed 18 months ago. Under the headline banner of ‘one vision one voice’ the Summit will see the discussion centre on the UK Governments Construction Strategy 2025, with particular focus on: • Smart construction and digital design • Low carbon and sustainable construction • Improved trade performance. ProTimber 2013 will be tailored around these three key strategic priorities and with the help of a professional facilitator, an invited panel and audience discussion, examine how the timber industry can respond positively and cohesively to these issues. The Summit will aim to identify and agree what steps those working within the timber industry can take to reinforce and


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grow its position as the leading renewable material within the construction market by capitalising on a well-defined response to the Governments ‘call to action’. “The 2012 ProTimber Summit event put its finger on a number of key points, provided plenty of facts and opinions and proved an excellent format for engaging with everyone involved,” said TRADA’s Rupert Scott. “With the framework of the Governments Construction Strategy 2025 at the heart of the 2013 Summit we look forward to raising the level of debate and generating new ideas to contribute to the future strategy of the Timber Industry Accord over the next 12 months and tackle some of the amazing opportunities timber is creating.” ProTimber 2013 will take place at the Timber Accord Pavilion Stand F1. The event is ‘invitation only’ but the organisers have reserved 20 places within the 160 seat capacity theatre for non-invitees who would like to participate and feel that they can contribute to the debate. For more information visit the Timber Connect help-desk.


Structural Timber Association

LIVE LAUNCH From September 2013, the UKTFA will change its branding to the Structural Timber Association, encompassing manufacturers of all structural timber systems, elements and components. The STA will be officially launched here at Timber Expo.

In recognition of its growing membership that encompasses producers, users and specifiers of timber, the remit of the new STA will be broader and will now represent not just timber frame, but all users of structural timber products. The timber industry is no longer defined simply by the supply of timber kits it is driven by intelligent and integrated hybrid solutions. Because of this, the UKTFA now stands for much more than ‘timber frame’, and a broader Association will reflect the evolving industry. Tuesday 24th September 2013 8.30am - 10.30am Timber Accord Pavilion Theatre 8.30 Bucks fizz breakfast reception Fabric First Seminar Theatre 9.00 Welcome and background Lawrence Young, Chairman, Structural Timber Association 9.15 Our vision and values Andrew Carpenter, CEO, Structural Timber Association 9.30 Customers’ views James Cameron - Sainsbury’s • David Renwick - Ocean Housing • Contractor (TBC) 9.40 Stakeholders’ views Paul Gaze - CITB • Rob Pannell - Zero Carbon Hub • Peter Caplehorn - RIBA 9.50 Timber Sector views Jon Osborn - TRADA • John White - TTF • Darren Richards - UKSIPS 10.00 Keynote Presentation Wayne Hemingway MBE 10.30 Close


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Mark Prisk MP has also expressed his wish to join us for the event, should his diary allow. Chief Executive Andrew Carpenter says: “The UKTFA now stands for much more than ‘timber frame’, and we felt that we needed to broaden the Association to reflect the evolving industry. The overall purpose of the organisation will continue to be the promotion of structural timber products and systems within the UK construction industry – something the UKTFA has done for eleven years to good effect. With the growing understanding that timber construction is the way forward in terms of energy efficiency, time saving and flexibility, the new STA will reiterate these messages and continue all the good work of the UKTFA through its programme of seminars, factory tours and research.” Keynote Speaker Wayne Hemingway MBE Hemingway Design Hemingway Design is a multi-disciplinary design agency led by two generations of the Hemingway family and a wider team of talented designers. Founded by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway in 1981 it focuses on affordable and social design, with a core philosophy of aiming to ‘improve things that matter in life.’ HemingwayDesign have worked with West Lancashire Council and English Partnerships on a 12-month project to create a new vision and then a masterplan for 60’s new town Skelmersdale. Working with Copeland Borough Council and the North West Development Agency, Hemingway Design worked on a vision for Whitehaven.

SCA owns the complete value chain, from our Swedish tree nursery and certified, sustainable forests to UK distribution of our softwood Carbon footprint from seed to finished product.

SCA Timber Supply: the softwood experts. 01782 202122

TRADA Seminar Programme

Stand No B9

The presentations will last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A afterwards. There is no need to book – just turn up five minutes before the start of each seminar. BM TRADA’s technical experts will be available on the stand before and after each seminar to answer your questions.

Tuesday 24 September 2013 10:00 – 10:30 11:00 – 11:30 12:00 – 12:30 13:00 – 13:30 14:00 – 14:30 15:00 – 15:30

How to control the discolouration of cladding Peter Kaczmar, Senior Technical Consultant, BM TRADA Fire Protection in Timber Frame Buildings – an essential guide Simon Bailey, Product Assessor, BM TRADA Timber and the next generation of specifiers – TRADA in Universities’ Elizabeth Turner, University Liaison Manager, TRADA Innovations in Cross Laminated timber Lewis Taylor, Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA EU Timber Regulations - how the first 6 months have gone Elizabeth Turner, University Liaison Manager, TRADA How underfloor heating affects wood floor coverings Peter Kazmar, Technical Consultant, BM TRADA

Wednesday 25 September 2013 10:00 – 10:30 11:00 – 11:30 12:00 – 12:30 13:00 – 13:30 14:00 – 14:30 15:00 – 15:30


Fire Protection in Timber Frame Buildings – an essential guide Simon Bailey, Product Assessor, BM TRADA Innovations in Cross Laminated timber Lewis Taylor, Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA How to control the discolouration of cladding Peter Kazmar, Technical Consultant, BM TRADA EU Timber Regulations - how the first 6 months have gone Elizabeth Turner, University Liaison Manager, TRADA How underfloor heating affects wood floor coverings Peter Kazmar, Technical Consultant, BM TRADA Timber and the next generation of specifiers: TRADA in Universities' Elizabeth Turner, University Liaison Manager, TRADA

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Meet the Sponsors

OUR 2013 SPONSORS Across the two days of Timber Expo there will be over 150 exhibitors for you to visit and connect with. There are many different types of organisation from all four corners of the timber industry to be inspired by. Make the most of your time at the show and explore new business partnerships, build better supply chains and increase your industry know-how. Timber Expo is now the firmly established national timber show for the UK. There is a lot of knowledge and experience to tap across the exhibition floor, so don’t be shy, speak to all our exhibitors – that is why they are here. No matter what discipline interests you, or where in the world you come from, Timber Expo will make it easier for you to explore new solutions and new suppliers. Gold Sponsors BSW Timber Group Enterprise Ireland Coillte Panel Products Bolivian Pavilion Crown Timber Pollmeir TRADA

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Silver Sponsors BM TRADA Framewise Lonza Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources X-Lam Alliance

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Bronze Sponsors American Softwoods A Proctor Aptus ARV Solutions

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From our Gold Sponsors to our Standard Exhibitors, there is the widest and most comprehensive display of timber applications, technologies and wood products available on the market. Across all our sponsors and exhibitors you will find the largest display of timber products, systems and services ever assembled in the UK. This is the arena to gain an industry advantage, spread the use of timber as the leading low carbon construction material and help improve the look and feel of the built environment for generations to come.

Over the next few pages, check out the 2013 sponsors and exhibitors in full… Carpenters Mate CP Timber easi-edge Edinburgh Napier University English Woodlands Timber Hess Timber Limitless Hoppings Knauf Osmose PEFC Rotho Blaas Rubio Monocoat Sam Mouldings Spax Strapex Thermory Valutherm Vandecasteele Vitaseal Wiehag

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BSW Timber has the latest techniques to enhance the durability and lifespan of your timber. Faster, nationwide delivery from seven sites in the UK and Europe and simple ordering from people who know their wood. Your business is quite literally our business. Our sales and technical teams are there to support you, they know their timber and have the systems at their fingertips to get you the information you need quickly and efficiently. Naturally, we source our wood from wellmanaged FSCŽ certified forests and do everything possible to ensure our operations have the smallest impact upon the environment. Our mills aim to operate at zero wastage and we constantly review every aspect of our carbon performance and that of the suppliers upon whom we depend. Our current capacity of 1,000,000m3 will grow with investment by 300,000m3 by 2015, making BSW Timber the most technically advanced and progressive sawmilling company in the UK. Our core construction brand, easi-edge, offers low cost, local, low carbon solutions for construction and timber frame. easi-post15™


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products have been developed for Use Class 4 fence post applications. The product range utilises an innovative British take on the well established North American practice of incising after seasoning of the timber post. This game changing pre-impregnation process deploys precision incisions on each of the four faces of the sawn post to ensure sufficient levels of chemical penetration (6mm in the analytical zone) and retention are achieved to support 15 Years Desired Service Life. The Timeless Timber brand of added value, outdoor timber products has been expanded in 2013 to include high quality, homegrown larch cladding, visually graded large section Douglas Fir beams that complement the existing decking and outdoor landscaping solutions. Our marketing team are here to help you make the most of our brands easi and Timeless Timber. They can provide accredited training to your staff, which in turn will allow them to provide better service to your customers. The point of sale materials we’ll supply you with are designed to help and give you the competitive edge and drive sales in your markets.

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Coillte, Enterprise Ireland and three of Ireland’s largest and most progressive and flexible sawmills will again work together at Timber Expo. Coillte Panel Products, the Glennon Brothers, Grainger Sawmills and Murray Timber Group in co-operation with Enterprise Ireland – the Irish government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets will again be attending Timber Expo as part of a joint exhibition stand. As Ireland’s timber sector looks to continue to grow exports and increase the recognition of Irish timber across Europe and beyond Coillte, Ireland’s largest forestry and forest products company was happy to be able to play a part in September last year in the installation of a unique Irish exhibit at the Venice Biennale Exhibition Architecture 2012. Sitka Spruce sourced from Coillte forests in County Cork was used to construct an exhibit called The Vessel designed by architects O’ Donnell and Tuomey. Coillte worked in partnership with Irish architects, saw millers, construction and transport companies to showcase this prestigious piece of architecture at the exhibition in Venice, Italy.

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in 1977, Grainger Sawmills has generated consistent growth and an increasing market share. With processing capacity of 250,000m3 per annum, it prides itself on its extensive product range serving all markets. Murray Timber Group has grown to become one of the largest, most progressive and flexible sawmills in Ireland and continues to invest in state-of-the-art sawmilling equipment to satisfy both domestic and export customer requirements and demand. The Group supplies products to the construction, garden and fencing and packaging markets in both Ireland and the UK and has the capacity to processes in excess of 1,000,000m3 of round logs annually. Glennon Brothers were awarded a coveted Ruban D'honneur in the 2012/2013 European Business Awards, and were previously named Industry Entrepreneurs of the Year at the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Coillte Panel Products comprises SmartPly Europe Ltd based at Waterford and Medite Europe Ltd based in Clonmel, both of which are leading OSB and MDF manufacturers respectively. As part of Coillte, the company owns 442,000 hectares of FSC-certified forest, and uses their own trees to make their products. This guarantees a secure supply of Medite MDF and SmartPly OSB with continual investment and innovation. As one of Ireland’s largest and most technologically developed sawmills, Grainger Sawmills Ltd is located on a 20-acre site in Enniskeane, Co. Cork. Since it was established


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Irish Timber Products provide solutions for construction needs

Coillte own, maintain and harvest sustainable forests in Ireland which provide FSC certified raw material to all the exhibitors on this stand. All this is possible with the support of Enterprise Ireland, a government organisation dedicated to the development and growth of Irish enterprises around the world.

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Coillte Panel Products is part of Coillte, the Irish Forestry Company, which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest.

Medite products are CARB2 compliant conforming to one of the strictest ever controls of formaldehyde emission levels.

For a timber products company, this parentage is a huge advantage. It differentiates Coillte Panel Products and puts us ahead of our competitors. At all stages, we can properly control the brands we produce – manufacture, market and support them. With Medite and SmartPly to our name and with a connection to thousands of hectares of forest, Coillte Panel Products are perfectly placed with security of supply and a record of innovation.

SmartPly OSB is both versatile and strong. Its end-use applications and its customers are diverse. Distributors, architects, and large construction companies, as well as many local smaller builders choose SmartPly over the competition. SmartPly OSB2 is a general purpose board and a popular choice for applications like garden sheds, packaging and pallet tops. SmartPly OSB3 is a load bearing panel designed for use in structural applications and where moisture may be present. SiteProtect and SiteProtect plus are OSB3-coated site hoarding panels, designed to save both time and money. ToughPly is a fully certified legal and sustainable OSB3 alternative to plywood suitable for a whole range of building applications.

That Medite is the leading brand of MDF can be attributed to two vital factors – consistent high quality and a large range of variants. Firstly, Medite Premier is always fit for purpose and Medite FRis a flame retardant panel. MR is moisture resistant, while Medite Exterior withstands all types of weather. Ecologique offers a zero added formaldehyde panel for use in environmentally sensitive interior applications and Medite Ultralite and Lite are perfect for applications where weight may be an issue. Suitable for external use as facades, cladding fascias and sofits, window and door elements, as well as wet environments. All


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The UK’s brand leading solutions, Medite MDF and SmartPly OSB are highlyregarded with both products synonymous with quality, choice and innovation.


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BOLIVIAN PAVILION The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) will be presenting twelve Bolivian timber product suppliers at Timber Expo 2013. These selected suppliers of tropical timber products are ready to form long-term, profitable relationships with European partners.

The future of the wood sector lies in finished products. This is the prediction from CBI, the leading expert in imports from developing countries. “We see a clear trend in that direction among European buyers,” says CBI wood sector expert Marco Bijl. “More and more European companies are switching from manufacturing to buying and selling only.” These Bolivian suppliers were selected by experienced CBI sector experts. The companies have already invested heavily to prepare for success in Europe. They have been carefully audited in terms of quality, consistency and reliability and have completed the CBI Export Coaching Programme. They have adapted their organisations and products to the European market requirements, thus reducing the risk for European buyers. All are FSC-certified or in the process of certification. All are experienced exporters of finished products such as garden furniture, decking, doors, garden tiles, components and mouldings. “This trend towards finished products is becoming stronger every year,” says Bijl. “The combination of finished products and certification is definitely going to be


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a winner in the future.” The twelve companies presented at the CBI Pavilion will display this winning combination. Over the past 40 years, thousands of exporters have found their way to Europe through CBI’s extensive programmes in export management, quality, reliability and the requirements necessary to succeed in the European market place These suppliers have the on-going support of CBI, as well as local organisations like CADEX, an important Bolivian service provider for Bolivian exporters. Representatives from most companies, as well as experienced timber experts from CBI, will be available at the Bolivian Pavilion. For more information on the 12 companies that will be at Timber Expo visit: For more information on the CBI or the Bolivian Pavilion at Timber Expo 2013 contact: Eva Smulders. Tel: +31 (0)88 60 24300, Email:

Find us at the Bolivian Pavilion stand D28 at Timber Expo

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Crown Timber is a customer-focused company, specialising in supplying timber products to timber engineering companies and merchants. We continually refine our product range and service standards to provide increasing levels of service to its customers and were the 2011 winner of the TTJ’s Softwood Trader of the Year award and runner up in 2012. The company’s product ranges include planed strength-graded structural softwood truss timber, CLS, framing, joisting and carcassing, engineered wood BCI-Joists and VERSA-LAM LVL, Glulam Beams and Rim Board, BS graded roofing battens, decking and Norbord OSB and Chipboard. Crown Timber supplies these products with a consistent level of service to customers throughout the length and breadth of the British Isles. Products are stocked at Crown Timber’s network of four east coast distribution terminals and are available for delivery in any combinations within 48 hours of order. These distribution terminals, located in Southern England, Northern England, Scotland and Ireland also include nine treatment plants offering three types of treatment process – low-pressure for timber frame and truss fabrication, high-pressure for carcassing and roofing battens and Osmose Frameguard fire retardant for timber frame components.


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Crown has been assessed and certified under the WPA FR Build Benchmark Treated Wood Quality Scheme and the Osmose Frameguard product is approved under the UKTFA “Design guide to separating distances during construction” product listing. Softwood products are sourced primarily from Sweden and Finland, but also from Germany and Canada. Engineered wood products are sourced from Boise Cascade, one of the world’s leading producers. Crown Timber and Boise Cascade work closely together to enable a national network of dealers and manufacturers to win business for Boise Cascade’s engineered wood products in the UK. Crown Timber places great emphasis on logistical efficiency. The company ships its softwood products directly into its distribution terminals in full cargoes, whilst the engineered wood is shipped in containers. These containers are then trans-shipped, mainly by rail, to Crown Timber’s distribution terminals. Crown Timber is a supporter of the Timber Trade Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, and all products are supplied with full PEFC Chain of Custody certification. The company has systems in place to ensure that it fully meets its obligations under the EU Timber Regulations (EUTR) and operates with a quality management system that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

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Pollmeier is Europe’s leading wood processing company in the hardwood sector running sawmills in Creuzburg and Aschaffenburg (Germany) with an annual cutting capacity of 600,000 cbm (2012). Thanks to highly automated production technology, similar to the automobile industry, Pollmeier is able to combine mass production with high end product quality. Due to the specific production technology there is still enough room for individual solutions for optimising the yield of each log. Therefore “Pollmeier beech” has become a worldwide brand mark for superior quality offered at exceptional value for money. Good ideas have to be appreciated Keen to utilise the excellent mechanical properties of beech for timber construction, company owner Ralf Pollmeier took up what essentially was an “old” idea. Beech had been recognized for its strength as far back as almost a century ago. In those days, aircraft propellers were made using laminated beech veneer as the only material satisfying the stringent requirements. What once required costly bespoke manufacture, Pollmeier nowadays turns into cost-effective and efficient serial production using innovative process technology. It’s the dawn of a new era for beech! Laminated Veneer Lumber made of Beech – the new material in Pollmeier quality The new Laminated Veneer Lumber from Pollmeier is scheduled for market launch by the end of 2013. The innovative production technology using a continuous press line allows for the first time to produce this material in an economically efficient and standardised process at competitive prices. Finally, the superior physical and mechanical properties of beech can be used in timber constructions in a way that can be expected from “Pollmeier beech” – Smart. Strong. Stylish!


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Pollmeier LVL Beams Superior load-bearing capacity. Inspiring design opportunity. Pollmeier LVL beam is an absolute novelty taking beech where it should have been long ago because of its mechanical properties – on the construction site. Pollmeier LVL beam is composed of strips of bonded LVL board; up to 18 m in length, it is capable to cope with big tasks. Pollmeier LVL beams meet all requirements of modern timber construction, especially when it seeks to distance itself from its rustic image. Their outstanding mechanical strength properties allow for smaller, yet equally strong, cross sections resulting in slimmer and more filigree structures of delicate and elegant looking beams.

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Get Better Connected: TRADA unveils new website Timber Expo 2013 will see TRADA unveil its bold new website. Having taken nearly 12 months to develop, the new site is in response to feedback from members who had suggested ways of enhancing the visitor experience. Proving that we always take our members’ advice seriously, we’ve created a fresh, contemporary look for the new site that is enjoyable to read and research. But you don’t need to take our word for it: we will be using Timber Expo to provide an exclusive preview of the new site and a demonstration of all the new features. We hope that you’ll be as excited as we are about this substantial improvement to our website. Meanwhile a host of new topics from some of the industry’s leading experts will be covered in the 2013 Timber Talks seminar programme, taking place during this year’s show. The FREE Timber Talks organised by TRADA will be held in two structural timber theatres this year. Bigger and better than ever before, the high profile programme is at the heart of this year’s

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show and will provide a valuable opportunity to meet like-minded business professionals. See Page 44 for all the details on who will be presenting and when. TRADA membership attracts the biggest names in the timber industry. Why? Because membership to TRADA is not like any other organisation: it is unique in that all members’ fees are put back into information and research programmes that will, in turn, benefit the members. It’s a virtuous circle with a whole host of technical and marketing benefits. And there’s never been a better time to join. Throughout its 80 year history, TRADA has been seen as a knowledge leader in timber. In that time, the organisation has developed a reputation as the leading authority on timber and wood products. We believe our new website will further enhance that reputation and we are excited to be sharing this with you at the UK’s only dedicated timber show. Come and see us on Stand B9 to find out for yourself.

TRADA offers a sneak preview of their brand new website

Timber Accord Pavilion

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You will be seeing and hearing more about the Timber Accord at the Timber Accord Pavilion in the centre of the show. This will be a unique opportunity to touch base with some of the sector’s most influential trade bodies. Sponsored by Timbmet and building upon the Timber Accord agreement signed in 2012. The Pavilion will be situated at the heart of Timber Expo on the main exhibition floor, this will be a unique opportunity to touch base with many of the leading timber trade bodies representing the supply chain of the forestry and timber industries, in the same place at the same time. The ProTimber 2013 summit will also take place here to discuss the role of timber in the Government’s Construction Strategy.

The Three Accord Principles: The signatories of the UK Timber Industries Associations' Accord agree to: 1. Work together on timber representation, promotion and market development activity whenever it is feasible to do so. The timber industry needs to work together in complementary and mutually supportive ways to achieve maximum impact from its resources.

The Accord was signed at the offices of the Timber Trade Federation last year by the Chief Executives of eleven timber trade associations. It commits each to working together in areas of common interest and strategic goals, in particular to ensure that stakeholders see a joined up, collaborative approach and that best use is made of available funding and resources. Implicit in this objective is an industry focus on customer needs and a drive for continual improvement in performance. The Accord establishes a framework and methods of working between the signatories to achieve its objectives.

2. Endorse and support to the best of their abilities any initiative by any signatory to this Accord that is in line with this objective. 3. Recognise the close relationship that each signatory has with its own community and to use these close relationships to best effect when planning and undertaking any new initiative or activity. Signatories undertake to consider the opportunities from working with others in order to share resources and costs and to extend outreach and impact.

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Having introduced a new trading name and visual identity on 1 July 2013, BM TRADA will be highlighting the combined range of services it offers, across a wide range of industry sectors, including timber, construction and fire. With origins dating back to 1934, BM TRADA’s services were previously delivered through a number of individual group companies, including BM TRADA Certification Ltd, TRADA Technology Ltd and Chiltern International Fire Ltd (including Chiltern Dynamics). Now operating under a strong single identity, BM TRADA will be demonstrating its long history of technical excellence in supply chain certification, product certification, testing, inspection, and technical and training services. BM TRADA’s technical experts will be providing technical updates on topics of interest to the industry on the TRADA stand (B9). BM TRADA’s timber technical team has extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and product performance and provides a wide range of technical and research services to help clients use timber more effectively; while BM TRADA’s fire technical team provides advice on passive fire protection, including product assessment reports, site surveys, bespoke fire research and testing programmes and training.


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Next door on stand (B13), BM TRADA’s testing team will be explaining how they can help meet all your testing and certification needs, from ad hoc product assessment reports to CE marking. BM TRADA offers independent, UKAS accredited testing and assessment services for doors, windows and fire-rated products. At its extensive testing facility, it undertakes fire resistance testing, and reaction to fire testing, as well as security, durability and weather testing, and acoustic products testing to British, European and International standards. BM TRADA’s certification services will also be on show. In addition to management systems and supply chain certification, BM TRADA will also be show-casing its range of Q-Mark product and service certification schemes including those for fire door manufacture, installation and maintenance. BM TRADA has almost 80 years experience in helping businesses succeed. We help customers large and small to prove their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance. So, when experience matters, come and talk to us. tel: 01494 569750

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The Next Generation of Award Winning Timber Panel Systems Unveiled at Timber Expo This year’s Timber Expo will see the launch of the next generation of timber panel systems from one of the UK's leading timber frame manufacturers – Frame Wise. Wise Wall L, a new innovative system, specifically designed for low and medium-rise developments, is set to transform the offsite construction industry across all sectors. Since the early 1990s Frame Wise has built a reputation for pioneering timber frame as a construction method for many types of buildings and have continually developed innovative solutions to reflect the changing needs of the market. “It is important for our industry to invest and bring new products to market,” said Simon Orrells, MD of Frame Wise. “These are exciting times for Frame Wise – winning the TTJ Innovation Award for our Wise Wall T system and launching Wise Wall L – a revolutionary timber panel solution. We are looking forward


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to welcoming visitors to our specially constructed stand, B28 and giving them the opportunity to see and learn more about this pioneering timber system.” At the forefront of structurally insulated panel technology, Wise Wall T was announced the winner of the TTJ Innovation Awards at ceremony held at The Savoy on September 12. Created in a precision factory-controlled environment, Wise Wall T provides high performance thermal insulation with exceptional U-values and airtightness. The structure of the panel also incorporates a ‘breathable wall’ technology which negates condensation build up within the structure giving the panel heightened performance.

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Following the successful introduction of next generation TANALITH E 8000 into the UK and Ireland markets, Lonza Wood Protection will be highlighting the latest developments around its family of preservative products and services. These will include innovative new technologies for incising of ground contact timbers, as well as performance warranties for next generation TANALISED timber used in construction, fencing and landscaping applications. Lonza’s family of tried, tested and trusted fire retardant treatments, DRICON and NON-COM Exterior will also be featured. DRICON now has over 25 years as the only BBA-certified fire retardant treatment for timber and NON-COM Exterior is also now accepted by the NHBC for


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the protection of exterior cladding timbers on new build projects. Both products have the highest accolade from the UK Wood Protection Association (WPA) in being a fully ‘approved’ fire retardant treatments – a unique offering supported by both ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental accreditations of its dedicated fire retardant treatment facilities. Both treatments continue to be utilised for major new construction projects where an assured and proven fire protection for timber and panel products is required. A new factory applied coating system is also now available for NON-COM Exterior fire retardant treated timbers when required. DRYWOOD Woodstain comes with a four-year performance warranty.

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Ontario is Canada’s most populated province covering more than 1,105,000 km2. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources oversees the management of the province of Ontario's Crown forests to ensure their long-term health. From the tolerant hardwoods and deciduous forests in the south, to the boreal forest in the north, Ontario’s forests provide a range of economic, social and ecological benefits to the province. Ontario’s forests have become the source for cutting-edge products and services like engineered wood for buildings, smart paper, bioplastics and new green energy solutions, all of which are experiencing increased global demand. The Ontario government helps forestry and value-added wood product companies identify and maximise their export opportunities. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources works


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with Ontario businesses to identify and maximise their export opportunities by offering a range of export-related services including export readiness training, market research and buyer introductions. Ontario’s wood products industry is comprised of close to 2,400 companies with the secondary wood processing sector representing close to 85% of the total group of companies. Export activity can be found in every wood products sub sector.

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Inspired Sustainable Solutions B & K Structures, the UK's leading solid timber structural engineering contractor, are pioneers of the use of structural timber in the UK creating award winning buildings in retail, commercial, residential, transport, sports and leisure and healthcare sectors. Historic experience in the structural steel market enables B & K Structures to deliver a vast range of quality projects, across all sectors to budget and programme. In 2011 B & K Structures formalised a long standing working relationship with the Austrian based Binderholz, to create the X-LAM Alliance. The Alliance is at the forefront of European research and development in the cross laminated timber (CLT) sector, bringing to the UK construction market a seamless and consistent way to supply cross laminated timber. The X-LAM Alliance’s award winning team provide an all-encompassing in-house design, drawing, manufacturing and installation services for CLT structures. With 50 highly experienced and dedicated experts in structural analysis, detailed solutions, consultancy, planning and CNC wood processing logistics. Innovative To be unveiled to the industry for the first time at Timber Expo - the CLT Construction Specifier. 'Highly Commended' in the TTJ Innovation Awards, a revolutionary interactive online system, developed by the X-LAM Alliance to advise professionals on how to meet building physics performance for thermal, acoustic and fire requirements when specifying CLT. The CLT Construction Specifier is performance parameter based requiring the user to define a measured level of performance and the system will automatically present a range of compliant and accredited details to meet the specification.


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Sustainable All timber is sourced from well managed forests and by offering only PEFC or FSC certified timber, the Alliance ensures a fully transparent Green Supply Chain. Chain of Custody certification at all levels can prove legality and sustainability of the construction products used. Delivering Exceptional Results With award-winning buildings in education, commercial, residential, transport, sports and leisure facilities and healthcare, the focus is on delivering exceptional results – completing projects on time and within budget. To find out more about our services visit us at Timber Expo on stand F21, or visit:

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American Softwoods is the umbrella name for two trade associations – the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) and the Softwood Export Council (SEC). SFPA’s members are based mainly in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Texas and Georgia. They produce Southern Yellow Pine, the generic name for Shortleaf, Longleaf, Loblolly and Slash Pine. SEC’s members are located in Oregon and Washington. They produce Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar.Most US softwood exported is for non-structural uses. Interior applications, such as doors, windows, frames, mouldings, flooring, panelling, and other millwork is a prime destination for both Pine and Fir

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species. Furniture parts and glued panels are also a destination for softwood lumber. Western species, such as Douglas Fir and Hemlock, in the clear and other upper grades are prized in Europe for wood window and door stock and frames. For strength, long lengths and large sections of solid lumber the Pacific Northwest is the place to go. When it comes to building outdoors, pressuretreated Southern Yellow Pine lumber remains the number one choice and when compared with alternative composite products now entering the market, treated Southern Yellow Pine outshines the competition hands down.

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A.Proctor Group Ltd is a family owned company in its third generation has been providing solutions to the construction industry for over 50 years. One of its core divisions is timber cladding and their partnerships with Silverwood and Canjaere have strengthened their product portfolio. Timber cladding provides flexibility to create unique designs through the selection of wood, colours and profiles. A number of A.Proctor Group’s products will be showcased at Timber Expo including Silverwood, a factory-finished painted timber cladding for a modern aesthetic look. Silverwood has been established for over 20 years and offers a diversity of colours, appearances and profiles. Extensive warranties are included and the


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product has a unique secret fixing solution for an easier more cost effective solution. Its ease of installation and low maintenance make it an ideal product for use on newbuilds and renovations. There will also be the opportunity to find out about Canjaere Classic, a rough sawn cladding for a more natural finish. It has superior weathering properties and is also an environmentally sound exterior cladding which comes in natural colours and various different profiles. The Osmose treatment gives softwood the typical properties of hardwood, by increasing the water resistance and stability, thereby enabling them to be used in applications generally more suited to hardwoods.

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FASTENER SYSTEMS innovations in fastenings and fixings

Over the past few years Aptus have developed one of the most comprehensive range of innovative fastening solutions for offsite and modern methods of timber construction. So whether you are constructing with SIPS, xlam, glulam or hybrid applications we have a solution in our range that suits your needs. Our range of structural timber screws are 100% manufactured in the heart of the Black Forest of Germany, by leading screw manufacture HECO Schrauben. Their specialist range of ETA Approved/CE marked HECO-TOPIX® screws meet the structural design parameter for timber buildings under Eurocode 5. In addition to the MULTI-MONTI®TimberConnect (MMS-TC) soleplate anchor, manufactured accordance to German National Technical Approval which will state that, when using the anchor in future, the bend verification can be dispensed with and a significantly higher tensile load can be achieved. As a UK-based company we like to work directly with clients on product development, influencing speciation and ensuring that the right fastener solution is found for the specification application, often making a difference to the overall assembly costs and lifespan of the finished building. It’s our aim to provide a maximum level of service to all our customers. This means achieving high standards of supply, product quality and engineering support.

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ARV Solutions are the leading recruitment specialists to the timber sector and return to Timber Expo once again to promote a central element of the show – the ‘must visit’ Careers in Timber stand. The timber sector’s future success depends on developing better competitive solutions for a modern changing construction world. The drivers for that success are the people the industry attracts and develops. Organisations which do this most successfully have a great chance to succeed in challenging yet exciting times. Now more than ever attracting the right talent is critical to success. While there continues to be a drive for higher skill levels, these skills are changing too. We see increasing requirements for results driven,


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professionally trained sales people, salesoriented technical staff, advanced modern manufacturing skills and commercially and contractually astute site management. A great product is an essential starting point but it isn’t much use without it being sold and delivered profitably. ARV Solutions source the best talent for clients and open up the best opportunities available for the talented people seeking a role in the industry. ARV Solutions is now in its’ tenth year and is the sole recruitment agency to be a member of TRADA and the UKTFA. Promoting careers in the industry is very much in all our long term mutual interest.

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Carpenters Mate and CAMO make light work of the tedious and time-consuming applications in construction and building maintenance. Carpenters Mate – a comprehensive range of first-class corrosion-resistant self-drilling screws and fasteners specifically for UK timber sizes. The range includes high quality and economical options of both carbon steel and stainless steel screws, fasteners and timber connectors. All products are designed to provide the most excellent finish to a project. CAMO – an ingenious hidden decking system. It makes building decking, be it softwood, hardwood or composite easier, faster and promises professional results every time. No

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more pre-drilling, split wood, unevenly spaced boards and no more visible fasteners. CAMO tools, drill bits and perfectly engineered exterior screws deliver flawless, blemish-free and totally secure decking with no visible screw holes. Speaking about CAMO, Roger Bisby, from Professional Builder says: “I believe there will come a day, in the not too distant future, when we will look back and wonder that anyone ever fixed decks with visible fixings. There are a number of ways to achieve secret fixings but the CAMO system has the advantage of not requiring any extra components, such as clips or brackets, and you don’t have to drive a biscuit joint in.”

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Based in Hertford, with offices in Oxford and Manchester and a warehouse in Liverpool from where we offer a fast and efficient delivery service, CP Timber specialise in trading hardwood and softwood timber products.

service, nationwide and beyond. In stock we keep a mix of species that include White Oak, Black Walnut, Sapele, European Oak, Western Red Cedar and Siberian Larch to name just a few. We supply timber in rough sawn and also in engineered or semi-finished form.

With a team of industry experts in sourcing timber from around the globe we can deliver from one pack to full loads - whatever you need, in the right quality and when you need it. We select our supply partners carefully, with particular consideration of our environmental responsibility and of the requirements for due diligence concerning legal supply under the EU Timber Regulation.

Items such as decking, claddings, laminated door and window components, finger-jointed and glued louvre blanks or stair parts are all available. We hold over 3000m3 of stock and a full list of our products including our FSC速 and PEFC-certified stock can be found on our website.

CP Timber has an extensive stockholding from which we offer a fast and efficient delivery


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Installed at ground level, easi-edge barriers provide the perfect edge protection solution for structural timber frames. Designed not to affect the structural integrity of the timber, the barriers provide constant protection for operatives working at height. Suitable for Cross Laminated Timber, Glulam and cassette frames, the system provides a flexible working solution that can save time and money during the erection stages. With the barriers tested to BS EN 13374, and fully approved by Lloyds British, easi-edge not only offers a quality product but provides an overall solution to safely working at height.

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Utilised throughout the UK and selected for use on many high profile projects, including the UK’s largest structural timber frame building in London being erected this year, easi-edge is well placed to provide quality solutions and advice. From design to installation, the easi-edge team is available from the start of your project. Dedicated technical advisors and field engineers are assigned to individual projects to ensure all clients receive the best possible service and advice.

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The Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures (COCIS) is located within the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University. The purpose of COCIS is to add value to the construction sector through applied research, innovation and knowledge transfer. The core competencies of COCIS include: • Timber supply chain, R&D and commercialisation • Structural appraisal and experimental investigation of systems • Optimisation testing of structural configurations including Eurocode design COCIS is committed to ethical, impartial, and objective academic research and works as a team to delivery the highest level of quality with


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its industry partners. COCIS is a centralised knowledge base with respect to sustainable materials and offsite methods of design and construction. Some of the projects COCIS is working on with industry partners include: • R&D work to develop solid timber CLT from UK Sitka spruce • Acetylated modified GLT ground beams to replace concrete foundations • Structural optimisation and testing of offsite closed panel construction Come to Stand B25 to see homegrown cross laminated timber (CLT) and find out how to partner with COCIS on your product or process improvement project.

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English Woodlands Timber Ltd is a hardwood sawmill and timber merchant. We specialise in the sourcing, conversion and supply of English and European timbers for furniture makers, architectural joinery and builders. Located near Midhurst in West Sussex the company’s 16,000sq ft timber store holds a wide range of thicknesses in waney and square edge. Customers are able to select their own timber with our experienced staff. Our six head Weinig moulder enables us to provide a bespoke machining service to our customers from this excellent stock. Externally the company lays down Oak, Ash, Elm, Cedar of Lebanon, Sweet Chestnut and other native species in stick to air

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dry ‘en boule’. Very wide widths and long lengths are a speciality as is the supply of air dried timber for external joinery. For structural work, our competitively priced oak beams (with PEFC Chain of Custody) are cut to order on a two week lead time. For external cladding fresh sawn FSC Douglas Fir, Larch and Western Red Cedar is sourced locally from the Cowdray Estate. The company also provides a comprehensive Forest Management service across 10,000 acres in Southern England. Its roots and experience stretch right through the growing, milling, drying and presentation of quality timber. We look forward to welcoming you onto our stand at Timber Expo.

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HESS TIMBER is one of Germany’s and Europe’s technical leaders in glued laminated timber construction. The company offers a unique service range for demanding architects, planners and project developers. In addition to standardised services for timber construction, such as roof and industrial building structures, HESS TIMBER has also specialised in the planning and implementation of customised and architecturally demanding roof structures with unique geometries. The combination of ‘state-of-the-art production technology’, their own ‘international engineering department’ and a ‘special department for premium quality’ makes HESS TIMBER very


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unique in this field. In addition HESS TIMBER invented HESS LIMITLESS, a patent based solution for long span beams which can be delivered worldwide without the typical costs for heavy load sea freight transports. HESS TIMBER’s latest product is HESS HYBRID, an innovative glulam timber girder that allows premium looks (e.g. Oak, Beech, Maple) without the typical involved costs that come with premium wood species. The secret is that only a thin layer of the beam consists of this premium species. The core part of the beam comprises of the standard species Spruce. The outer layer can also be a durable species to protect the beam against harsh weather conditions.

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Hoppings Softwood Products have added a range of new products to their Q-Deck and Q-Clad ranges that will all be on show at Timber Expo. New Q-Deck Lunawood is thermally modified timber decking with a difference. The grooves in this decking are specially profiled to accept QGrip slip resistant strips enabling grip to be applied to a deck where required. The special edge profile to the boards allows the decking to be fitted using a quick and easy concealed decking clip, providing a fixing free look. Q-Grip Lunawood anti-slip decking is also featured. Q-Clad Lunawood cladding is being launched at this show in two forms – a standard tongue and groove shiplap profile and a screening profile that creates stunning privacy panelling (as

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shown opposite and in various locations around the hall). Q-Deck/Q-Clad Lunawood decking and cladding comes with a 20-year warranty against fungal decay and has a 30-year expected service life, as endorsed by the BRE. New Q-Deck Garapa decking is a beautiful decorative hardwood produced from FSCcertified, kiln dried material. It comes as a smooth all round profile and is also available as Q-Grip Garapa – an anti-slip version of the same board. Q-Grip slip resistant decking has been featured in many applications including the massive boards used on many of the temporary bridges and underpasses on the 2012 London Olympic Park.

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Knauf is a leading UK manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems. Part of the Knauf Group, one of Europe’s leading building materials manufacturers, it has a strong tradition of technical excellence and innovation in meeting the evolving needs of the construction industry. The company is also noted for its awardwinning commitment to sustainable development. A number of the innovative products will be showcased at Timber Expo including Knauf Aquapanel Exterior, an exterior cladding system which is ideal for use on timber-framed and timber-battened structures. The board is mechanically fixed to the framework and the system build up is then suitable to receive a render, paint or further external cladding finishes.

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Knauf Brio Dry Screed Panels offer many real advantages over traditional wet screeds and chipboard floors such as better stability, the speed and ease of installation, and higher quality. They can also take high loads and yet retain their elasticity. And with a high thermal conductivity, Knauf Brio works well with underfloor heating systems. There will also be the opportunity to find out more about Knauf Readymix Plasters. These plasters have a high polymer content that not only enables them to flex with the building without cracking, but also reduces humidity in \the building during construction as they have far lower water content than traditional internal plasters.

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As the market leaders in industrial wood preservatives and timber technology, Osmose Europe is at the forefront of innovation and has developed an extensive range of products designed around the needs of its customer.

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Osmose the preferred timber technology partner of some of Europe’s largest and smallest sawmills.

CCustomer-driven innovation means that Osmose products are demand-led rather than pushed into the market place and developed in collaboration with long term commercial partners. Lee Christie, Osmose UK Business Director says: “The support Osmose provides its customers extends beyond the transaction. Only by supporting the growth and success of your customer can you achieve long-term sustained growth.”

This development philosophy and way of doing business together with the group’s strategy of product diversification around its historic supply of industrial wood preservatives means they now boast a comprehensive range of innovative solutions across Europe. Products such as Exterior Fire-X for external cladding, Osmose FirePro (London Underground and WPA approved), Protim Frameguard, a fire retardant for timber frame construction now sit alongside its leading European preservative brands including Celcure for landscape timbers and fencing and Protim for timber frame and joinery.

This customer-driven approach is central to the Osmose business philosophy and makes

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Three of the world’s leading forest certification organisations will be sharing a stand at Timber Expo 2013 to promote and educate visitors on a wide range of issues surrounding the supply of legal and sustainable timber into the UK market. Joining PEFC will be the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). All three organisations will be promoting the benefits of using certified timber as the introduction of the EUTR to the UK continues to impact on the importance of sourcing from certified sources. PEFC will be promoting Project & Group Certification options. Project Chain of Custody Certification is a specific form of certification for one-off short term projects involving different,


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smaller, uncertified contractors and Group Chain of Custody Certification is a simple, cost effective way to achieve PEFC-certified status by joining or forming a Group Chain of Custody Scheme, such as the successful British Woodworking Federation (BWF) scheme. To help understand the vast and complex resource of tropical timber, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) will be available to provide information about Malaysia’s many sustainable forestry management methods and SFI will be present to give advice on the massive timber resource of the USA and Canada. Both MTCC and SFI are part of PEFC’s global network.

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Rotho Blaas Srl is an Italian multinational company based in the Alpine region and a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions to the timber building sector. For the last 21 years, Rotho Blaas Srl has played an important role in the wood construction sector. We have established our position and are proud to be our customers' main point of reference for providing practical and creative solutions.

an extensive product range to facilitate the daily challenges faced by our clients.

Our aim has always been to bring innovation into the wood construction sector through continuous research and development of our products and services, as well as improve the standard of living quality and environmental sustainability. Thanks to the professionalism, dedication and qualifications of our staff and external collaborators, we are able to offer a personalised support network and

We are presently working in 25 countries worldwide with recent projects carried out in South America and in the Russian Federation. Currently we have 220 members of staff and a sales network in constant evolution.

Rotho Blaas Srl provides a wide range of cuttingedge products including assembly and fastening systems for carpentry and woodworking machines. Furthermore we offer solutions for the construction of ventilated roofs and wooden houses and a range of fall arrest protective devices with technical consultancy.

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The Belgian manufacturer behind the Rubio Monocoat brand is a pioneer in the field of top quality and ecological wood finishes. Rubio Monocoat Oil began its ‘green offensive’ armed with a number of properties which as yet remain unrivalled. This is the first and so far only oil in the world which does not contain any VOC or water at all, can be applied in one coat (a second coat will not even adhere) and provides long lasting protection thanks to a revolutionary molecular binding with the cellulose fibres. Moreover, the’ right tone’ is easy to set, since this product comes with a range of unique and intense colours. Rubio


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Monocoat Oils are developed for both onsite and industrial applications. We also produce RMC Hybrid Wood Protector – with a key principal of one oil, one coat, inside and out. RMC Hybrid Wood Protector is simple, fast and economical to use. It can be used for both exterior and interior wood. Application comes down to a simple 1-2-3: apply the oil, allow to react – a matter of minutes – and then remove the excess oil. That’s it, you’re done!

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SAM Mouldings is the UK's leading manufacturer of primed and wrapped MDF mouldings to the construction and home improvement industries. Winners of the European Quality Award and with Investors in People Champion status, our purpose-built factory, spanning a 10 acre site, allows us to meet the growing demand for our product, a cost effective alternative to traditional timber mouldings. SAM offers the widest range of profiles available in the marketplace today including skirting, architrave, windowboard, door framing and dado rail as well as mouldings for the picture frame and kitchen industries. Established in 1990, SAM has enjoyed consistent growth throughout the UK and Europe and stands now as the recognised

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market leader. We constantly strive for total customer satisfaction as a foundation and offer an unrivalled quality service and product package with orders supplied consistently on time and in full. Responding to tough market conditions, product innovation to enhance customer's sales is at the forefront of SAM’s thinking. Key product innovations for 2013 include: • Fully Finished MDF • SAM TRI-MAX: The Ultimate External Solution • Flat Pack Staircases SAM Mouldings looks ahead with confidence in continuing its growth and sharing our success with our trading partners in the years to come.

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The SPAX brand was created in 1967 and now 46 years on, SPAX continues to strengthen its position as a leading manufacturer of high performance products. With one of the most extensive product ranges available, SPAX is an ideal solution for modern methods of timber construction. SPAX products are manufactured in Germany using raw materials supplied by accredited European sources. Quality control and adherence to the applicable regulations are fundamental elements in setting SPAX products apart. With CE Marking to European Technical Approval, SPAX screws and threaded rods range from 2.5 x 12mm to 16.0 x 3000mm are summarised in a user –friendly format in ETA-12/0114.


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Even in these extraordinary times, a proactive approach to research and development has resulted in additional SPAX products being introduced to the market. With a focus on producing the right products with uncompromised quality, constant availability and all supplied in an efficient manner – this is the key to a successful business. SPAX works tirelessly and continues to achieve and deliver all of these requirements. Further information is available from our UK sales office by emailing: To learn more about SPAX and the complete range of products we have available visit our comprehensive website.

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Strapex serves the market with system solutions and services for product securing during transportation, for production, trade and logistics. Our strapping applications cover product securing during transportation, bundled products and shipping boxes, printed matter, protection (pilferage). Strapex also offers a complete range of products, from strapping machines, wrapping machines and hand tools to consumables and services, to support the supply chains of various industries. Latest technology in equipment combined with highest quality standards and half a century of experience will grant you maximum availability and security. Strapex offers you tailor-made solutions for your own individual application and the right transport security


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solution for the panel board and timber industry. • MDF, OSB, Particleboard, full size and ‘cut to size’ • Flooring • Converted (planed) lumber. We offer the right solution for different production output from (manual) hand tools up to automatic strapping machines for integration into automatic packaging lines. We offer the right technology and consumable for your specific application to ensure transport security and to protect your products from environmental influence from one source – strapping, top sheet, banderoling, stretch wrapping.

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Brenstol LLC is a Northern European manufacturer of profiled solid wood products that are branded as Thermory速 thermo-treated wood. After more than 12 years of experience, it is one of the leading thermo-treated wood manufacturers in Europe, offering a wide range of products for both interior and exterior use. Brenstol LLC is processing about 2000m3 of only the finest quality sawn timber monthly. Excellent know-how combined with hightech solutions assure that the company maintains its well- known superior quality. Thermo-treatment is a computer-controlled process which is carried out in a special kiln at high temperatures. Only steam and heat are

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used with no chemicals added. Thermory速 thermo-treated wood has extended lifetime, higher dimensional stability and lower equilibrium moisture content compared to untreated wood. Thermory速 exterior product range has been tested to have excellent durability ratings from several institutes in Europe as well as Japan: thermo-ash has durability class 1 (life expectancy of 25+ years), thermo-pine class 2 (life expectancy of 20+ years). All the advantages of thermo-treated wood make it an environmentally friendly alternative to tropical hardwoods, gaining popularity all over the world. timber world.

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Over 1,500 homes have been built using Val-U-Therm® since its launch in 2011. It has been used for a broad spectrum of size and performance including one-off homes, schools and small to large volume private and affordable developments. Val-U-Therm® is a hybrid closed-panel building solution delivering exceptional thermal insulation and class-leading environmental sustainability in a cost-effective package. Jointly developed by two of the UK's largest timber frame manufacturers Walker Timber & Scotframe, Val-U-Therm® utilises the best of SIPS and timber frame technology combined with advanced materials science. Its factory injected insulation is derived from recycled, renewable vegetable oil.


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Val-U-Therm® offers highly cost-effective loadbearing structural envelope solutions with thermal insulation having a lambda declared of 0.025 providing U-values ranging from 0.09 to 0.23 Wm2K for walls, floors and roofs. The building system is third-party accredited under BBA certificate number 12/4892 and will last for the life of the building, durable for a minimum 60 years. Val-U-Therm® will contribute towards providing solutions for 'A' rated Energy Performance Certificates, the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard, the highest levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes and PassivHaus. Val-U-Therm® is manufactured in three factories and has 15 sales offices UK-wide.

Stand No C8

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Vandecasteele are Europe’s premier timber stockist with vast quantities, specifications and species available of both hardwoods and softwoods. Our Europe-wide distribution facilities provide efficient delivery to the UK within 1 to 3 days. A modern machining mill meets the needs of customers for high-quality timber products. The latest computer system provides unquestionable efficiencies, meaning instant response to customer orders and inquiries regarding stock availability, quality, specification, unit price and delivery. Strong environmental credentials (FSC, PEFC, MTCC, CSA, VLO, OLB, TLTV) are of paramount importance to the sustainability of the business and EUTR compliance. Among the species available are: • South-East Asian hardwoods – Teak, Meranti, Merbau, Keruing, Kapur and Yellow Balau • South-American hardwoods – Ipe, Jatoba, Massaranduba, Cumaru , Tatajuba and Red Grandis • African hardwoods and logs – Sapele, Sipo, Iroko, Afrormosia, Wengé, Afzélia,Bilinga, Doussié, Padouk, Badi, Ayous, Wawa, Koto, Emiré, Framiré and Khaya Ivorensis • North-American hardwoods – White American Oak, Walnut, Ash and Yellow Poplar Products such as decking, cladding, laminated and finger-jointed sections, Thermowood and Lunawood are also available. Vandecasteele upholds traditional values of integrity and ensures long lasting trading relationships in today’s modern timber world.

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Manufactured by Vita Cellular Foams, Vitaseal is a unique combination of resilient foam and water resisting binder. The combination produces a ‘dry’ pre-formed strip seal used to resist weather ingress in fenestration, roofing and construction applications. The visco-elastic properties also offer noise and vibration damping. The impregnated foam structure also provides an energy efficient thermal barrier. Vitaseal accommodates the movement of the structure whilst ensuring that a weathertight seal remains constant. The open cell nature of the product ensures good ventilation preventing moisture build up in the joint and Vitaseal provides good stability to UV ageing whilst still providing the performance required.

Stand No B33

Applications: - Weather resistant facade roof joint - Perimeter seals for windows and doors - Timber frame buildings - Side/end laps on roofing sheets - Joints for portable or sectional buildings - Abutment seals for conservatories - Acoustic and thermal seal - Ductwork - Installation of roof lights or solar panels - Caravan and mobile home manufacture. Benefits: - Quick installation - Easy to apply - Improves energy efficiency in buildings - Expands to find its own level - Seals against uneven surfaces - Clean product (in comparison to silicones and mastics) - Accommodates joint movement - Easy to quantify usage.


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Stand No A6

WIEHAG is based in Altheim, Austria and has over 160 years of experience in timber construction. Founded in 1849 as a small carpentry shop, WIEHAG is now one of the leading providers of solid timber solutions, with around 300 employees and an export rate of 64%. WIEHAG offer design, manufacture and installation of glulam structures, and also provide cross laminated timber (CLT) as it is the perfect partner to our glulam members. In the field of timber engineering, WIEHAG is one of Europe's leading providers for wide-span systems for a huge range of structures including: sport and leisure centres, exhibition centres, retail, warehouses, production units, logistic centres, infrastructures, commercial and office buildings, multi-purpose halls, education, waste centres, bridges and special buildings and structures.

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Our portfolio is based on consulting and design, manufacturing, logistics and assembly, and WIEHAG has designed and erected many of the largest and most innovative timber buildings in Europe. For example: Sunderland Aquatic Centre, Bangor Leisure Centre, Kirkley Rise Medical Centre, University of Reading, Elm Park Dublin and various retail projects for blue chip companies like Tesco Stores. Our current major project in 2013 and 2014 is the Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf, which is one of the largest construction sites in Europe. This iconic Foster & Partner designed glulam roof will be a landmark building for the whole timber industry for years to come, and commencement of installation by WIEHAG’s employees coincides with Timber Expo.

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COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU Stimulating interest – accelerating market growth – enabling business in the retrofit sector With £500 billion likely to be spent over the next three decades on upgrading existing housing, commercial and industrial buildings, retrofit activity will play a significant part in the future of the construction industry. Recent initiatives such as the Green Retrofit Investment Programme where £100 million is up for grabs for investment in building retrofit shows how keenly the government is focusing on energy efficient refurbishment. But what exactly are the business opportunities? What will persuade businesses and consumers to invest in retrofits and how can customer barriers be overcome in order to

drive large scale retrofits across the regions? All of these areas will be explored in depth during the Retrofit Roadshows. Drawing on the pioneering projects and ideas already emerging around the country the programme features a domestic stream, primarily aimed at Registered Providers and local authorities and a non-domestic stream targeted at building owners and occupiers.

Retrofit Roadshows provide access to regional retrofit opportunities through focused events that engage the best expertise to explore; funding mechanisms and legal issues (ECO/Green Deal and others), pilot scheme learning and innovation, skills and training, technology development for both domestic and non-domestic buildings. To view the full programme of upcoming events visit Delegate prices are from only £125 + VAT per person. Discounts apply for multiple delegate bookings across any of the Roadshow events. To book your place visit or call 01743 290001.


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Stand A14

ACTIS ACTIS is a French SME based in the Languedoc Roussillon region in the South of France, specialising in the design and manufacture of innovative building insulation products, such as thin reflective multifoil insulation, wood fibre insulation and membranes for roofs, walls and floors. ACTIS has recently launched the Hybrid range – a new range of thermally efficient products whose performance, once installed in buildings, matches that predicted in the lab.

Stand F16

Anglo Interiors Anglo Interiors is a leading specialist in bespoke joinery environments, providing a flexible and tailored package encompassing design, space planning, manufacture, project management and fit-out services. We are committed to providing outstanding quality and customer service, delivering innovative solutions on a global basis. We are proud to have delivered the Expandable Surface structure for the show – please come and talk to us about your specialist joinery and fit-out needs.

Stand A8

A & J Scott A & J Scott is one of the UK’s leading independent home grown sawmills. We supply sawn timber nationwide for a variety of uses, principally in the outdoor and garden products, fencing and landscaping sectors. We offer wide ranging cutting capabilities and also supply pressure treated products. We are also one of the country's leading hardwood round timber merchants, providing hardwood of all species and qualities. We are FSC-certified and source timber from sustainable, managed forests.

Stand X10

Architab archiTAB Timberframe CAD software is a panel design tool giving you more flexibility to work with an existing CAD drawing or starting from scratch. Key features include: Standardised panel sizes 2400mm, 3600mm. Automatic panels. Automatic Gable Panels. Soleplate & Headrail layouts. Schedules in drawing and exported to csv. Pockets Beams. 3D model. Additional timbers can be added to panels manually, offering you a bespoke package ideal for house types, commercial buildings and more.


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Stand F16

Arnold Laver Arnold Laver, timber merchants and timber supplier, is a major force in the UK timber industry. Arnold Laver's wide range of softwoods, hardwoods, joinery products, mouldings, decorative surfaces, engineered products, kitchens, building products and sheet materials, acquired from all over the world, is one of the finest and most comprehensive timber based product offerings in the UK. Our network of timber merchants can supply you with timber for every job

Stand E15

Atmos Atmos is a multidisciplinary art + architecture + design practice that works across scales and media, from small-scale product-design to large-scale masterplans. Whatever the scale, we design memorable experiences. We create immersive, stirring spaces, landscapes and moments. We work 4-dimensionally, maximising the potential of any project in both space and time, choreographing users and viewers on multi-sensory journeys through radically new environments. Our work is culturally informed, technically innovative, digital yet physical, multisensorial, human-scaled and always aimed at enhancing pleasure.

Stand F19

Beaver 84 Beaver 84 is a leading supplier of scaffolding, fencing and groundworks products both for hire and sale. The company is strategically located for its customers' convenience, providing a nationwide pool of expertise, while benefiting from the local knowledge and support. As well as supplying its traditional access, fencing and groundworks markets, Beaver 84 now also supplies products to the Events industry and the TV & Film production industry. With 26 years of experience, Beaver 84 has 10 depots nationwide and has a well deserved reputation for providing outstanding customer service.

Stand A13

Bernard Sims Associates We are independent health and safety consultants who use extensive practical experience to help you manage risk effectively. Under the CDM Regulations, we carry out hundreds of jobs as CDM Coordinator every year. We have the construction experience to suggest safe and economical methods of work as well as do the paperwork. We adapt our services as legislation evolves and keep our clients informed about how to discharge their obligations.


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Stand D7

Bostitch is a world leader in the manufacture of fastenings, tools, compressors and accessories, offering a wide selection of the highest quality nails, staples, pins, clips and other assorted fasteners. Custommade automated solutions are also available for anyone looking to control the cost of their fastenings operations. Part of the Stanley Black & Decker company, Bostitch has its origins in the US and operates a number of sites across the UK and Europe.

British Gypsum

Stand A4

At British Gypsum – the UK’s leading provider of plasterboard and drylining solutions –we have increased focus on offsite manufacture. Our offsite solutions range contains innovations that are structural, A1 fire-rated, moisture resistant, have enhanced fixing capability, fully recyclable and come in sizes up to 6m x 2.5m. All product solutions are complimented with high quality services including our technical advice centre, plasterboard recycling service and UKAS-accredited test centre.

BSI (British Standards Institution)

Stand A9

BSI is a global organisation that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Comprising over 2,500 staff, BSI is led by Chief Executive Howard Kerr from its HQ in London. BSI helps its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably. BSI’s standards are underpinned by a collaborative and rigorous approach honed over decades: working with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop the standards for excellence.

Buckland Timber

Stand E18

Buckland Timber is a British glulam manufacturer based in Crediton, Devon. We offer a flexible, made to order service for glulam beams including bespoke elements such as large spans (up to 27m), portal frames and curved beams- as well as standard stock sizes. We manufacture from both imported European Whitewood and locally grown species such as Larch and Douglas Fir. We also manufacture prefabricated structures and can offer in-house structural design advice. Buckland Timber are PEFC and FSC certified.

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Stand X20

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only trade association representing the interests of builders merchants and suppliers to the merchanting industry in the UK. It has over 395 member companies, a large majority who source and supply timber to the construction industry. Our vision is “To be the authoritative voice of the merchant industry”, summarised in our corporate strapline ”One Industry, One Voice”.

Stand X27

Built Environment Hub The Hub is a collaboration of Midlands regional businesses – a not-forprofit membership organisation owned by the members. The Hub works to support and advance the construction sector through collaboration, knowledge sharing, networking and by engaging with government and major public sector bodies to influence policy and industry initiatives, to ultimately safeguard the interests of our members and help build their businesses.The Built Environment Hub encourages networking and knowledge exchange by providing learning platforms to strengthen improvement throughout the industry - such as the local Best Practice Clubs, Forum activity and Demonstration Programmes.

Stand B27

Bullet Woodscrews Bullet woodscrews: All the firepower you need! Innovative product creator Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) introduces Bullet, the new name in premium quality woodscrews. Bullet is a super fast, high performance woodscrew. Time is of the essence for your customers as it impacts their livelihoods. A fast screw means they can sink more screws per battery charge on their power tools and get the job done quicker. Visit us on stand B27 at Timber Expo. Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) is a leading wholesaler of branded power tools, hand tools and site equipment.

Stand X8

Button-fix From washrooms and fit-outs to exhibition and display stands, this innovative, secret fixing is a must have for fitters, designers and architects alike. The concept is simple: the Button is attached to one surface and the Fix to the other. When the two parts are brought together they fit with a satisfying click. Button-fix is designed to be incredibly strong and has been tested and certified by independent test house ‘Sandberg.’ Easy to fix the in the first place, it also allows the panels to be removable and reconfigurable at a later date.


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Exhibitor Profiles Bureau Veritas

Stand A15

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification; delivering high quality services across a wide range of sectors to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas UK Limited provides assistance throughout the whole development and operations process, from raising awareness of the relevant standards and the implications they have on a business, through to ensuring compliance and providing advice on performance improvement.

BPC Building Products

Stand X9

BPC Building Products is a manufacturer of a wide range of timberfixing components and builders' metalwork. The company has been supplying the UK construction industry through a network of merchants and distributors since 1977, giving us over 35 years of industry experience. BPC fixings are tried and tested, and are recognized throughout the industry as being trouble free and long lasting. Their quality systems meet the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001: 2000 ensuring the consistent quality of their products and services.

British Woodworking Federation (BWF)

Stand F1

We are the leading authority for the joinery industry, providing specification advice for joinery products. Our accreditation and certification schemes for fire doors, timber stairs and windows also provide an easy way to specify quality and compliant wood products.


Stand D8

Cellecta manufacture a range of high performance acoustic and thermal insulation products suitable for timber frame applications. Cellecta’s ScreedBoard® 28, is the only single layer acoustic treatment for timber floors with a Robust Detail (E-FT-5 & E-FT-6). ScreedBoard®’s excellent airborne and impact sound reducing performance is complimented by an easy to install interlocking edge detail that doesn’t require any screws, direct tile application and a super thin profile (20/28mm). The board’s low thermal resistance (0.05m2/kW) also makes it ideal for underfloor heating applications. |

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Exhibitor Profiles Challenger Group The Challenger Group offers a comprehensive design, manufacturing, installation and after sales service for systems which meet the exacting standards in a diverse range of applications throughout most industry sectors in the UK and abroad. We specialise in a range of areas, providing products such as balers, roller conveyors and hydraulic cylinders, along with equipment to provide services such as IBC reconditioning. Coastal Group Nationwide joinery specialists Coastal will be launch the new VO3 Catalogue - 160 pages of detailed product information, colour images and technical drawings - all spiral bound in one complete ‘workshopproof’ A4 guide. Featuring a full range of joinery products, the catalogue includes new products such as the gliding HS Portal ‘Lift & Slide’ door system, the expanded folding and sliding door range, the Tritus ‘Flush Casement System’, Tempo Weatherseals and much more. Coed Cymru Coed Cymru, the Welsh Timber charity, promotes the sustainable management of woodlands and forests in Wales. It encourages and facilitates the use of home-grown timber to bring about environmental, economic and social benefits by working with the public, private, academic and third sectors on a wide range of activities: woodland management, timber processing, product innovation and marketing. Speak to us if you are interested in Welsh timber, endgrain products, Tŷ Unnos sustainable construction system or thermally treated Larch. Cogent Cogent specialise exclusively in built environment product and process innovation supported with intelligent marketing strategies and techniques. We have a variety of skills to enable your product development and manufacturing initiatives to succeed. Product and process development can drain resources within an organisation, so with a partner like Cogent you can be assured of a well-connected network of experts that will see your ideas and process efficiencies flourish - ensuring rapid business operational improvements and routes to market. Whether for new build or retrofit applications we would love to assist you in fast-tracking your ideas and solutions to the market. Combilift Combilift will once again be exhibiting models from its wide range of 4way forklifts designed for the space saving and safe handling of long and bulky loads. Now the truck of choice within the timber sector, Combilift has been at the forefront of handling innovation since it was established and continues to introduce new models on a yearly basis. Visit the stand to see the latest developments in the sideloader and the electric range as well as old favourites. Visitor Guide Sponsored by

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Stand D10

Concept Distribution Concept is a wholesale supplier of quality building products and our ranges include KTX professional Woodscrews, collated drywall screws, collated woodscrews, collated autofeed tools, gas fired nailers and nails, Durofix Li-ion power tools and other products. Our philosophy is simple, we aim to offer high quality, innovative products at competitive prices.

Stand A28

COSMA Responding to a European wide trend in the wood flooring business towards keeping a lower inventory or stock, COSMA is meeting this new demand with a compact super machine for pre-finishing wood flooring. For the small to medium-sized wood flooring companies, they can simply carry a smaller range of unfinished wood flooring and pre-finish with our state of the art machine line, instead of carrying a wide range of colours

Stand X7

CPD Specifier CPD Specifier is mailed to a unique database - 9,727 named individuals created by the DCE regional CPD Networking Events. Produced three times a year, January, May and September, CPD Specifier covers Civils & Structurals; Floors; Hard Landscaping; Modern Construction; Parks & Play Provision; Repair & Refurb; Roofs; Security & Fire Protection; Soft Landscaping; Sustainability; Timber Products; Walls; Doors & Windows; Structural Repairs.

Stand A21

DeckWise DeckWise速 products have been engineered to assist professional builders and homeowners to construct better decks. Our budget-friendly products are designed for ease of use and dependability, ultimately resulting in decreased labour time, increased building efficiency by at least 30% and beautiful, longer-lasting decks. DeckWise速 professional grade decking screws, tools and hardware emerged from the opinions of builders across the USA and by an overwhelming margin, these professionals requested the same things: affordable and hassle free deck building products that genuinely work well with hardwood, PVC, and composite decking. www.deckwise .com


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Decora Mouldings

Stand X23

Decora Mouldings are bringing two of our specialist composite moulding solutions to Timber Expo. DecWOOD® - bespoke composite wood mouldings for specialist internal joinery detailing. DecWOOD® is used extensively in new build, restoration and heritage projects and offers fantastic reproduction of any carved features. DecSTONE™ - an elegant collection of composite stone skirting and architrave for use in both domestic and commercial environments offering durability and luxurious grandeur. Easily installed but highly effective.

DHH Timber

Stand E15

DHH Timber are joint sponsors of the Worldscape Visitor Lounge with Atmos Studio. As the UK’s premier distributor of Birch plywood, Dhh Timber was the supplier of the FSC Latvian white melamine birch plywood you will see when you visit the Lounge. DHH timber is known nationwide for Birch plywood and phenolic boards, but we also have an extensive range of FSC and PEFC sheet materials including veneered boards, marine plywood, MDF and commercial plywood for supply to the trade.

DuPont Tyvek

Stand F10

For over 30 years DuPont™ Tyvek® breather membranes have offered a leading global solution for the protection of buildings and their occupants from external climatic conditions and the effects of condensation.

EACOM Timber Corporation

Stand E23

EACOM Timber Corporation is one of the largest softwood lumber producers in Eastern Canada. EACOM owns five sawmills in Ontario and three sawmills plus a remanufacturing facility in Quebec, and coowns an engineered wood products operation in Ontario.EACOM's mission is to provide secure and timely supplies of high quality solid wood products, through the efficient conversion of timber produced from sustainably managed and independently certified forests.

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Stand D2

EcoCurves EcoCurves is a member of Jagram Group - one of the largest and renowned manufacturers of laminated timber curves in Europe. Our main advantage is total flexibility - from 1 to 10.000 pieces of non-typical shape and dimension. All our products undergo strict quality control, we have ISO 9001, FSC 100%, PEFC, TUV certification. EcoCurves are manufactured from high quality European coniferous timber cut into thin layers and laminated in a powerful hydraulic press to form its final shape. When needed arches are drilled and cut to length and shape with highend CNC machinery.

Stand E17

Egoin Egoin Timber Construction are specialist designers, fabricators and erectors of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels accredited with the European Technical Approval (ETA) certificate. We are also experts in timber frame, glulam and modular construction systems, manufactured in our facilities to the highest standards with locally sourced, PEFCcertified wood. Our portfolio includes multi award winning projects of almost any type and any shape across Spain, France, Portugal and the UK, including Passivhaus and Minergie-Eco certified buildings.

Stand A18

Epicor Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and service organisations, including BisTrack our solution for timber merchants and timber related companies. With over 40 years of experience serving smaller, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has over 20,000 customers in 150 countries.

Stand D28

Escala Design Escala Design is a medium size company with 59 employees and has been in business since 1995. The company can produce one container of finished hardwood products every 2-3 months. The company has enough secondary machinery to produce any kind of finished hardwood product. They are used to make custom-made products and are working on obtaining FSC certification.


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Euroform For almost two decades, Euroform have been supporting the construction industry with a wide range of products and a wealth of knowledge and experience and have placed R&D at the heart of their business, operating an arduous testing regime, to ensure products not only meet but exceed the demands of Building Regulations. We have developed an exceptional portfolio of products, encompassing a broad array of applications, including building boards, thermal insulation and prefabricated building products, such as dormers, canopies, copings, finials, columns and brackets.

Exotic Woods

Stand E9

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Exotic Woods is a small and flexible company with 14 employees operating since 2008. They use dierent kind of hardwoods to produce their export product. The company has enough kilning and moulding capacity to produce four containers of decking per month and one container of garden items every two months. They also have a professional local raw material sourcing system. The company is working on obtaining FSC certification.


Stand X21

Fordaq is the leading online marketplace for wood products, equipment and services. More than 60,000 companies in 179 countries use Fordaq (available in 12 languages) to communicate their inquiries and offers, find new clients and suppliers, check market prices and trends. Many of the largest wood companies in Europe are members of Fordaq. Check out new business opportunities for your company and don’t hesitate to contact us about customised advertising solutions for developing your business.

Ghana Forestry Commission

Stand X6

Ghana is meeting legality requirements for the EU market so that all timber from Ghana originates from prescribed sources and with owner consent. Loggers at the time of harvesting must hold a valid contract (TUC) issued by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources. Ghana has principles, criteria, indicators and verifiers which are compatible with internationally accepted criteria and indicators compatible with other international initiatives.

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Glennon Brothers Since 1913, Glennon Brothers has been manufacturing high-quality timber products and now offers a one stop shop solution for sawn softwood in the British Isles. Products include kiln dried strength graded carcassing timber, pallet and packing case material, CLS and machined whitewoods. We also offer Glendeck timber decking, Glenfence fencing, as well as timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses. GP Wood Founded in 2013, as a result of a merger between two long established companies (Grainger Sawmills Ltd and Plafab Ltd), GP Wood is one of Ireland’s largest and most technologically developed wood processing companies. Operating from two sites in West Cork with a processing capacity of 350,000 m3 per annum, we pride ourselves on our extensive product range spanning the construction, fencing, garden products, pallet and packaging markets. Continual improvement assures that we are at the forefront of Kiln Drying, Pressure Treatment and Specialised Machining Facilities.

Stand C19

Howarth Timber Group The Howarth Timber Group encompasses a network of 27 timber and builders' merchant branches geographically spread across the country, complemented by dedicated manufacturing divisions supplying classleading windows and doors and highly specialist timber engineering products and services. Self-builders are not forgotten – our unique position means we can provide detailed advice, support and an unparalleled range of products.

Stand F10

Hemsec Leading edge manufacturer and supplier of (PUR) SIPS with excellent structural capacity and fire accreditation in education, hotel, high-rise and residential sectors, with a wide range of thickness for all applications and the ability to provide product throughout the UK.

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Hundegger E For many years, Hundegger has been the global market leader in the field of CNC technology for timber engineering in housebuilding. Hundegger engineer solutions for all sectors of timber construction, including truss and frame, Green Oak framing, SIPS, playground equipment and general joinery. Hundegger's machinery is specified to link directly to all the recognised CAD software and nail plate suppliers, ensuring seamless production and first class accuracy.

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Stand D28

Indusmar is a large company with 180 employees and has been in the forestry sector since 1977 and exporting since 1996. They have their own forest concessions and forest operations to rely upon and can produce six containers per month of Decking ‘A’ quality, two containers of Underdecking (Decking Support) ‘A’ quality and four containers of S4S boards (window wood components or others pre-sized). The company is FSC-certified.

Intumescent Systems

Stand X65

Intumescent Systems provide Envirograf®. The Envirograf® brand was established in 1983 and quickly evolved to become a leading force in fire containment technology. Envirograf® produce a huge range of passive fire prevention products from small gaskets to a huge range of paints for spread of flame at 30 and 60 minutes integrity on timber. If you have a fire protection problem with timber, we may have the solution.


Stand X68

The technical requirements for energy efficient and long-term building seals are increasing all the time. Our innovative product solutions have a positive effect on the energy balance of buildings while promoting a healthy internal climate at the same time. Factors such as airtightness, permanent movement, weather resistance, emissions free, thermal and acoustic insulation as well as humidity and fire protection are important properties of a standard conforming building seal.


Stand X16

IWT/Moldrup has been active in industrial wood protection for more than 30 years worldwide. Besides traditional creosote, vacuum/pressure and LOSP plants and the SSV vacuum dryer in we have increased emphasis on newer wood modification processes such as chemical free thermal modification (TMT), biocide-free colourless cross-link techniques, and biocide-free cost-effective silicates for an all-in wood and fire protection, as well as combined processes with thermal modification with enhanced properties for use-class 3.2 (decking).

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Stand X22

JJ Smith JJ Smith offers new and used woodworking machinery solutions for a wide range of wood processing companies. The company has a specialist division to supply equipment for the timber frame and SIP industries, including automatic sawing and framing lines. They also offer a complete range of stand alone or integrated briquetting presses, pellet mills and shredding machines that can be specified to suit customers individual production requirements.

Stand B26

Johann Pabst Holzindustrie Fine-grown, sound-knot, high-quality alpine timber is the basis of our products that we make according to standard or tailor them to our customers' requirements. When the Styrian cembran pine region is often referred to as a paradise for hikers, we like to explain this with the absolutely beautiful landscape with its endless pine and larch forests. Here, we have been processing local round timber into high-quality products for over 60 years. The sea level of 800 metres creates ideal conditions for the famous Pabst timber, which we deliver for further processing of the pine and larch products in Obach from a catchment area of 150 kilometres.

Stand A17

KdB Insulation Visit KdB Insulation at Timber Expo to see how our products give you choice, extra performance, and cost savings for your insulation applications. Our new Airgreen Hybrid system is clean, cost effective and with little/no waste, not to mention additional acoustic performance. You don’t have to stick with the traditional ways, there are more cost effective alternatives with longer lasting performance for your timberframe structures.

Stand D28

La Farola La Farola is a medium sized and flexible company with 35 employees and has been in business since 1992. They use different kind of hardwoods to produce their export products. The company can produce one container (40ſt) of finished products every month. The company has its own kiln dryer, a moulding machine and enough secondary machinery to produce any kind of finished product. They are used to make specially designed custom-made products like doors, cabinets and furniture. They have a professional local raw material sourcing system and are working on obtaining FSC certification.


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Stand F6

Leadon Timber Frame Leadon Timber Frame is committed to client satisfaction, value and quality. We manufacturer a variety of structures ranging from single domestic dwellings, multi-storey apartment blocks, nursing homes, modular buildings and town houses. We manufacture open panel, closed panel and SIP panels and also offer timber web joists, insulation and plasterboarding. We make it our business in offering cost efficient energy packages.

Stand D28

Maderplus Maderplus is a small and therefore a flexible company with 12 employees, that is operational since 2006. They use dierent kinds of hardwoods to produce their export products. Maderplus has enough kilning and moulding capacity to produce 1 container of any export product every 2-3 months. Furthermore, they have a reliable local raw material sourcing system. The company is working on obtaining FSC certification.

Stand E1

Malaysian Timber Council The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) was established in January 1992 to promote the development and growth of the Malaysian timber industry. MTC was formed on the initiative of the timber industry to promote its members internationally and provide assistance to traders and end users to source legal and sustainable Malaysian timber and timber products.

Stand E16

Mayr-Melnhof Holz Mayr-Melnhof Holz is one of the leading European players in the engineered timber industry. The company has four sites in Austria and Germany. The product range comprises sawn timber, glulam beams and special components (Duo-/Trio- and Quattro beams, laminated ceiling elements), cross-laminated timber panels, 3-ply structural panels, concrete formwork technology, pellets and briquettes. By working with timber merchants, engineers, architects and commercial clients the group is a one-stop producer and advisor for perfect timber solutions.


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M&M Timber M&M Timber produce an extensive range of innovative high quality, machined round timber and associated products from their 25-acre site in Worcestershire. The majority of M&M timber is carefully selected from FSC-certified, well managed forests and other controlled sources. Every process from responsible purchasing (EUTR), debarking, machine rounding, profiling and manufacturing is undertaken with precision and attention. M&M Timber aim to be the UK supplier of choice to the agricultural, landscaping, amenity and play, home and garden market sectors.

Multiagro Multiagro is a medium sized and flexible company with 60 employees and has been in business since 1995. The company is certified with Fair Trade as it has its own established network of timber growers. For its export products it mainly uses Pine timber. It has its own kiln dryer, a moulding machine, a FJ line and enough secondary machinery to produce any kind of finished product. They are the first company worldwide to receive dual FSC and Fair Trade certification.

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Murray Timber Group With a capacity to process in excess of 1,000,000m3 of logs per annum, Murray Timber Group is one of the largest, most progressive and flexible sawmilling companies in Ireland. The company continues to invest in state-of-the-art sawmilling equipment to satisfy customer requirements. The Group supplies products to the construction, garden & fencing and packaging markets in Ireland and the UK. Murray Timber Group distributes its timber under the Sustainable Natural Resource (SNR).

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MUTD Martinez Ultra Tech Doors has 90 employees and has been operating since 1995. They rely on the FSC forest concessions of their sister company Indusmar for its hardwoods. The company can produce two containers of doors per month. For other export products this is one container per month. The company has its own kiln dryer and enough secondary machinery (and a moulding machine) to produce any kind of finished product. The company is FSC-certified.

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Nicolas Altmann & Montero Altmann has 55 employees and has been in business since 2004. Their export products are many kinds of hardwood. The company has a sufficient kilning and moulding production capacity to produce two containers of tiles and mouldings and one container of garden furniture per month. They have a professional local raw material sourcing system which includes their own harvesting teams and local sawmill. Altmann is an experienced exporter to the EU/EFTA countries and the company is working on obtaining FSC certification.

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Offsite Design Solutions We provide an independent Design & Detailing Service for Residential, Educational and Commercial SIP Structures. We can supply a full suite of Design & Fabrication Drawings for both ‘Single’ and ‘Large’ format solutions.

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OHRA OHRA is one of the leading manufacturers of cantilever racking in Europe. For more than 30 years we have provided high quality storage systems, especially designed fo the timber trade and joinery and carpentry workshops. All modular racking systems are custom-fitted to match existing floor space and to integrate into your workflow.We can custom-build your warehouse using our racking system with roof and wall cladding and provide you with the right storage solution for your product range. or

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Panel, Wood & Solid Surface Panel, Wood & Solid Surface is a leading magazine for the timber industry, with a loyal readership of joiners, carpenters, shop fitters, kitchen fitters and furniture manufacturers. Published by Pawprint Publishing Ltd, each issue contains an exciting mix of news and relevant features. As well as being mailed out to carefully selected companies, each issue is available for free download from in PDF format. Pawprint Publishing Ltd supports the work of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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Phi Group Phi Group is the largest retaining solution specialist in the UK. We offer a complete Design, Supply & Install service across our wide range of proprietary retaining and slope stabilisation systems. Permacrib is our proprietary timber crib retaining wall system, used extensively in the UK for over 25 years on a wide range of projects. It is the only system on the market with BBA accreditation and has a design life of 60 years.

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Stop burning and see the financial rewards. We offer a tailor made service for all our clients offering ‘realistic’ cost-effective solutions that usually result in an income stream. If you are producing waste wood residues that are currently burnt, then during the summer months this material can be collected to earn a substantial income. We offer a flexible approach, to suit individual requirements in terms of service, quantity, frequency of collections and offer a national all year round service. Polypal

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Polypal's services include a high level of support in the design of new and innovative equipment alongside an ability to react to specialised needs especially in terms of product display. The result is an extensive customer list that blends long term partnerships with those who require individual ad-hoc solutions to storage and display needs. An awareness of the specific needs of large and small retailers alike – and the precise type of product and service support required – is at the heart of the company's success.

PTG Treatments

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PTG Treatments is a dedicated provider of industrial timber pretreatment. Our treatment centres throughout the UK, cater for local and national markets with a full range of timber protection products and processes to choose from. Preservative treatments are now available with extended performance warranties. Fire retardant treatments for internal or external use and new for 2013 inclide a range of surface coating options, all factory-applied to keep your wood looking its best. Radar Communications Stand E19 Radar are a multidisciplinary marketing and communications team with a vibrant and forward-thinking approach. We specialise in building technology communications, working exclusively in this sector for leading-edge manufacturers that are developing or launching the latest built environment solutions, components, products or systems. We are truly unique – our technical understanding of products, manufacturing processes and management systems gives us a complete understanding of our clients’ business and technology. We translate this understanding into a dynamic set of services from brand communication to business development using our market knowledge and lead generation expertise to provide a truly comprehensive communication service.

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Resistant Building Products The new 6mm Resistant Multi Pro XS is a more cost effective solution for a breath able, racking board which is also non-combustible. With 6mm XS it gives the Timber Frame Manufactures even more solutions during the build phase. Multi Pro XS has been used in many timber frame construction for many reasons as situated in the BRE innovation park as used in the renewable house was used as the internal cladding board, fire rating and a breathable Render Coating, That the benefit of using Resistant Multi Pro XS.

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Sali Sali is a medium sized and flexible company with 45 employees that has been in business since 1987. The company can produce two container of finished products every month, but for mouldings slightly less. The company has its own kiln dryer, a moulding machine and enough secondary machinery to produce any kind of finished product. They are also used to make custom-made products and are working on obtaining FSC certification. They are a member of WWF-GFTN.

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Sansin For 25 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching, developing, and introducing environmentally-friendly, ‘water-borne’ interior and exterior wood protection products and technologies, that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin Enviro Stains use water, not oil, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within.

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SCA Timber SCA Timber are major suppliers of certified joinery timber to the builders’ merchant, retail and woodworking sectors. We are sponsoring the Timber Expo Media Centre for the first time this year. SCA was the first forest owner to produce a carbon footprint for its timber from seed to finished product in the UK in 2009. Its parent, the SCA Group of Sweden, is world-renowned for its sustainability,ethics and corporate responsibility.


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Schaffitzel + Miebach Schaffitzel + Miebach specialise in high-quality, sophisticated timber engineering as bridges, special structures and industrial buildings. The company develops innovative concepts and design solutions – with its integrated engineering and design office – and implements unique buildings. Schaffitzel + Miebach are one of the leading companies in Europe that specialise in timber bridges. With innovations such as timber-concrete composite construction and defined quality standards the company contributes to advancing the field of modern timber bridge design.of 60 years.

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SFI SFI Inc. is an independent, registered charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code that promotes sustainable forest management across North America and responsible fiber procurement globally. SFI certified companies offer an array of products for you, your home or business. When purchasing wood or paper based products, ask for SFI certified products.

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Sinature Sinature is a small and flexible company with 16 employees and has been in business since 2005. They use dierent kind of hardwoods to produce their export product. Sinature can produce 1.5 containers of finished products every month. The company has its own kiln dryers, moulding machine and enough secondary machinery, to produce any kind of finished product. Sinature is used to making custom-made products. The company is FSC-certified.

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SIPCO SIPCO manufacture for most building applications - residential, education and healthcare. To date we have constructed over 600 units across the UK and Europe.


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Sioo It is a bold claim to be the technology leader in the wood protection field with so many players and products. Sioo are leaders because we have approached the challenge differently. We have discarded the old solutions with their harmful biocides and drawn on nature to provide a natural highly effective process for protecting wood of all types. Sioo gives long life, a beautiful natural surface and is completely friendly to people and the environment.

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SOEX SOEX is an industrial company that has been manufacturing wood products since 2003. Our area of expertise is in the production of parts and pieces of furniture, and solid wood doors. Our products are made under the technical specifications of our customers; we meet all their requirements, so they can be incorporated into their production processes.

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Stakapal Stakapal are leading UK manufacturers of cantilever racking and members of SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) and have supplied the Timber Industry with storage solutions for over 45 years. We provide a concept to completion service from design, manufacture to installation.

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Suteki Europe Suteki Europe raises the building of timber frame to a new level with the European introduction of Power Build Structurez (PBS). PBS combines the sturdiest method of timber building – post and beam with glulam. This makes the structure twice as strong as many lightweight timber frames currently on the market. The ready-made post and beams arrive together with carbonised steel connectors at the building-site. Contractors, specifiers and architects will be delighted with this new technique.


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CDI is a small but flexible company with 15 employees. This experienced exporter has been in business since 2006 and use different kind of hardwoods to produce their export product. They have a wellestablished raw material sourcing system in place. The company can produce 2-4 containers of finished products every month. The main species that are used are Ipé, Cumaru, Massaranduba and Purple Heart. The company is working on obtaining FSC certification.


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TECO have been manufacturing timber connectors, straps and joist hangers for over 30 years and take great pride in the fact we have remained fully committed to being a British manufacturer with our main focus being on product strength and on-going innovation. TECO’s products are designed and engineered for ease of use on site by our experienced and reliable team offering a friendly, consistent service. Our products are trusted for exceptional technical performance, quality and simplicity, we manufacture without compromise.


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Suomen Lämpöpuu Oy (SLP), founded in 1999, is one the pioneers in the world for producing thermally treated wood products. Our main product groups are decking and cladding made of PEFC –certified northern pine and spruce. SLP places great value on the fact that our products are environmentally friendly and natural. By respecting these values and listening to the wishes of our customers we seek to provide in our products both quality and luxury.

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF)

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The TTF is growing the use of wood through innovative industry representation and growing business support for its members. From Chain of Custody to employment law, from technical guidance to readymade contracts, members of the TTF enjoy unrivalled benefits coupled with industry representation of the highest order.

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Tilly In modern production processes and with respect for our natural resource Wood, TILLY natural wood panels are produced with special skill and quality monitoring in Althofen.The wide product range impresses with its variety of wood types and the broad spectrum of application and design possibilities. TILLY natural wood panels are the guarantee for quality and convenient working in harmony with nature. Flexibility in production and a Europe-wide distribution network ensure that we provide true satisfaction for our great circle of customers.

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Timbmet Timbmet is the UK’s leading distributor of hardwoods, panel products and other timber related products. Founded in 1942, Timbmet is still a family business and our Founder’s enduring passion for wood as a raw material inspires the ethos of the company today. Timbmet Group Ltd now encompasses Timbmet, Timbmet Depot and Timbmet Global all tailored to give attention to the specific needs of our customers.

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Timbermark Timbermark is a marking systems company focused on the timber industry. We are known for our high resolution inkjet printing systems for sawmills and pallet manufacturers. At Timber Expo we will announce two NEW products. One is a low-cost inkjet system using HP-technology cartridges, suitable for low-volume planer grade stamp and end stamp applications. The other is a high resolution system using a UV-curing ink, able to print on glossy surfaces and with WHITE ink.

Timberweb Timber Marketplace and eMarket for timber buyers and sellers. Find new timber markets, timber customers and timber suppliers. Timber Marketplace and eMarket has the latest timber news, timber market information, sustainable and certified timber and lumber, global timber business directory for timber manufacturers, timber importers, timber agents, brokers and traders, timber and lumber trade associations, timber and lumber machinery or timber logistics companies.


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Timóleon designs, manufactures, services and supplies underfloor heating (UFH) and surface cooling systems. These state-of-the–art controls and ventilation systems easily integrate with traditional or renewable technologies. Our team of experienced project managers will plan and design our underfloor heating system to work with your specified construction. Timoleon products are able to transfer energy up to 60% more efficiently than other UFH systems. Timoleon UFH systems have been tested at BSRIA and we have the results to prove they work.


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Founded in 1897 the Society has changed with the times over the intervening years but still endeavours to provide assistance to those past and present members of the timber trade in need. We have four Trustees and nine regional volunteer committees. Representatives from these committees together with the President, Vice President, Past-Presidents of the Society and the Trustees and General Manager make up our Board of Management. Representatives of the regional committees visit existing and new beneficiaries on a regular basis to make sure that we are providing the most appropriate help.

UK Green Building Council The UK Green Building Council’s (UK-GBC) mission is to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. We are a membership organisation, launched in 2007, primarily consisting of businesses from across the industry. Uniquely, we bring together anyone involved in the complex process of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and operating buildings, along with NGOs, academic institutions and government agencies.


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UKSIPS – UK Structural Insulated Panel Association – is the authoritative voice of the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) industry in the UK. The Association is committed to stringent standards of quality and service and sets a professional benchmark for the SIP industry. Members include the principal SIP manufacturers, industry suppliers and professionals involved with design and construction using SIP technology. UK SIP Association membership is open to all organisations involved with or interested in SIP technology.

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UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) The UKTFA is the definitive voice of the timber frame industry throughout the UK. Committed to the ongoing promotion of timber as the ultimate sustainable building material, the UKTFA actively seeks to raise awareness of the proven advantages of timber frame across all sectors of the construction industry.

Stand D28

Vanguard Meubles Vanguard is a small and flexible company with 16 employees that has been in business since 2005. The company can produce one container of finished products every month. The company has its own kiln dryer, a moulding machine and enough secondary machinery to produce any kind of finished product. Vanguard Meubles is used to make custommade products. The company is working on obtaining FSC certification and is a member of the WWF-GFTN.

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Vudlande Vudlande Ltd was founded in 1994. The main direction of our activity is timber manufacturing, purchase, export and trade of timber as well as different kinds of services in the field of timber harvesting and the acquisition of forest lands and logging. Our company provides the supply of the highest quality timber. We have been issued FSC Chain of Custody Certification with timber classified in accordance with standard BS 4978.

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Wallbarn Wallbarn Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of specialist materials for construction for roofing and landscaping. Products include a comprehensive range of support pads designed as a fast and easy way to create level timber decking on roof decks built to a fall. They also support timber decking off waterproofed decks in order to provide correct drainage and prevent timber standing in idle water. Timber decking tiles are also available to be used in conjunction with our support systems.


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W Howard Group The W Howard Group are manufacturers of MDF mouldings, products include skirtings, architraves, window boards, door casings and door linings. The product range consists of over 160 profiles and sizes and finishes in white primed, veneered and laminated. As well as a vast core range offering, bespoke products are also available manufactured to order. Primer Mould, Primer Mould +Plus Veneered, Polyco and the new Profyl Extreme MDF manufactured with Medite Tricoya.

Wood For Good

Stand F1

Wood for Good is the UK's wood promotion campaign. The Wood for Good campaign works on behalf of the whole timber industry in the UK. It aims to promote the suitability and sustainability of wood as a building material to the construction and logistics sectors and associated professionals such as architects and design engineers.

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Würth Group The Würth Group is a worldwide market leader in its core business – the trade of assembly and fastening materials. Würth currently consists of over 400 companies in 84 countries and has more than 66,000 employees on its payroll. Over 32,000 of these are permanently employed sales representatives. In 2011, the Würth Group generated total sales of EUR 9.7 billion (according to our preliminary annual financial statement).

Young Black

Stand X28

Young Black IS Ltd is a market-leading supplier of collated fastening systems to the timber frame housing market. We specialise in the supply of high quality air, electric and battery powered tools for Industry and Construction. The company is the UK and Eire Distributor for the MONTANA and MAX range of products. We are agents in the UK and EIRE for Weinmann. Weinmann are the world`s leading supplier of equipment for the manufacture of timber frame homes including walls, roof and floor cassettes, from simple tables to complete flow lines.

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Timber Trades Benevolent Society Timber Expo’s chosen charity for 2013 is once again the UK Timber Trades Benevolent Society. We will be working with TTBS during the show to raise awareness and important funds for those members of the timber industry requiring help and future support. Drop by Stand X19 and give generously to our chosen charity. You never know when you might need them. This year the TTBS will be available to speak to in person on Stand X19. General Manager, Ivan Savage co-ordinates the work of the Society and administers the day to day support to the beneficiaries: “The TTBS is pleased to be working with Timber Expo once again in 2013,” said Ivan. “We are very grateful for the exposure that Timber Expo will give to the TTBS and the invaluable work that we do to assist the retired and sick from our industry.” Regular assistance available to beneficiaries can include quarterly payments, purchase of TV licences, an allowance towards telephone rental, a hamper at Christmas, payments at Christmas and in the Spring and help towards winter fuel bills. The TTBS also make individual one off grants for the replacement of domestic appliances such as cookers, refrigerators and televisions where applicants cannot fund these items from their own resources. TTBS also assist the elderly and handicapped with contributions towards equipment for the disabled. This is often in conjunction with other organisations such as Royal British Legion, SSAFA and other charities. The TTBS also make occasional special one off grants for property repairs, towards ‘respite’ breaks and to assist with funeral costs. The TTBS would welcome additional support from any interested members of the timber trade who might wish to lend their time and effort to assist the less fortunate from their industry and to serve on any of the Regional Committees or to support the national social events. For more information on the TTBS, its work and how you can get involved or contribute visit:


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Timber Expo 2014

SAVE THE DATE TIMBER EXPO 07 - 08 October 2014 Co-located with W14

Don’t forget to mark your calendar as next year there is a major development! Next year is set to be a special one. As the UK’s national timber event, Timber Expo is continually growing and looking to develop a unique offering. In 2014 Timber Expo will be co-locating with the W14 exhibition to bring visitors to the NEC an unrivalled opportunity to connect with the entire timber industry in one single venue. W14 is the national exhibition for joinery and furniture manufacturers in the UK. This event is the ‘must see’ show for manufacturers of all sizes working across a huge range of product sizes. Every two years the UK industry meets at this show to experience the latest in machinery, components and materials with the emphasis on live demonstration of product and process. W14 is the shop window for the very best of suppliers to the UK industrial joinery and furniture markets. Please note W14 will run for four days 05 – 08 October 2014.

developers focusing on sustainable applications for timber technology across the built environment. Timber Expo will be the only place to keep up to date with the latest innovations and developments across the constantly evolving timber industry including the definitive Timber Talks programme, Toolbox Talks, the ProTimber 2014 Summit plus many more signature features. You can take advantage of the 2014 Early Bird Discount rate if you book a stand at Timber Expo before 1 November 2013. For more information email: or speak to Loretta in the Media Lounge. To give us a quick idea of your experiences during this year’s event and for a chance to win £200 worth of Amazon Vouchers please take a few minutes to answer some questions by going to

Timber Expo will once again be the main focal point for contractors, architects, engineers and

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Exhibitor A-Z A A & J Scott A Proctor Group Accord Pavilion Actis Insulation American Softwoods Anglo Interiors - sponsor of the Timber CafĂŠ Aptus Fastener Systems archiTAB Solutions Limited ARV Solutions Atmos - sponsor of Worldscape Atmos B B & K Structures B & K Structures - sponsor of Theatre 1 Beaver 84 Bernard Sims Associates BM TRADA BPC Building Products Ltd British Gypsum British Woodworking Federation BSI BSW Timber Ltd Buckland Timber Builders Merchants Federation Built Environment Hub Bullet Screws Bureau Veritas Button Fix C C P Timber CBI CBI - Bolivian Pavilion Cellecta Challenger Coastal Group Coed Cymru Cogent Consulting Coillte Coillte Panel Products Combilift Concept Distribution Cosma - Borstelfabrick CPD Specifier Crown Timber D Deckwise International Decora Mouldings DHH Timber - sponsor of Worldscape DHH Timber Dupont Tyvek E EACOM Timber Corporation Easi-Edge EcoCurves by Jagram EcoCurves by Jagram - sponsor of VIP Lounge Edinburgh Napier University Egoin UK Timber Construction English Woodlands Timber Epicor Software Escala Design


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Exhibitor A-Z Euroform Products Exotic Woods F Fabric First Seminar Theatre 2 Farola Fordaq Frame Wise - sponsor of Fabric First Theatre Frame Wise G Ghana Forestry Commission Glennon Brothers Grainger Sawmills H Hemsec HESS TIMBER

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Hoppings Howarth Timber Hundegger I Indusmar Intumescent Systems ISO-Chemie IWT Moldrup LLC J JJ Smith Johann Pabst Holzindustrie K KDB Insulation Knauf L Leadon Timber Frame Lonza Wood Protection M M & M Timber Malaysian Timber Council Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG Media Centre Multiagro Murray Timber Group MUTD N Nicolas Altmann & Montero O Offsite Design Solutions OHRA ONTARIO, CANADA OSC Osmose Timber Technologies P Panel Wood and Solid Surface PEFC PEFC UK Limited PHI Group Platts Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co.KG Polypal PTG Treatments R Radar Communications Resistant Building Products Rotho Blaas Srl

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Exhibitor A-Z Rubio Monocoat S Sali SAM Mouldings Sansin Corporation SCA Timber Supply - sponsor of Media Centre Schaffitzel and Miebach Sinature SIOO Wood Protection AB SIPCO SOEX Solid Wood Seminar Theatre 1 Spax UK Stakapal Stanley Black & Decker Strapex Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc. Suteki Europe T TCI TECO Building Products Thermory Thermowood/ Suomen Lämpöpuu Tilly Timber Buyers Forum Timber Cafe Timber Connect - Help Desk Timber Trade Federation Timber Trades Benevolent Society TIMBERWeb Timbmet - sponsor of Accord Pavilion Timoleon T-Mark Toolbox Talks TRADA U UK SIP Association UK SIP Association UK SIP Association - sponsor of TBT Theatre UK Timber Frame Association UKTFA V Val-U-Therm Vandecasteele Houtimport - sponsor of TBF Vandecasteele Houtimport Vanguard Meubles VIP Lounge Vita Cellular Foams (UK) Vudlande W W Howard Wallbarn Wiehag Timber Construction Wood Awards Wood For Good Worldscape Visitor Lounge Wurth UK XY X-LAM Alliance Young & Black


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Visitor guide timber expo 2013  
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The UK's national timber event taking place on 24 and 25 September 2013 at the NEC Birmingham. The event is aimed at architects, engineers,...