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American Hardwood Export Council

AHEC is the leading international trade association for the US hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among US hardwood companies and all the major US hardwood product trade associations.


British Wood Preserving & Damp-Proofing Association

The British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association has acted as a focus for companies in the wood preservation industry.


British Woodworking Federation

The BWF, the voice of the woodworking industry, represents manufacturers of doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, architectural joinery; timber framed buildings and engineered timber components


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Canada Wood

Canada Wood is a joint initiative between the Canadian government and timber industry association partners representing producers in Canada, serving as a link to approximately 10% of the world’s forest area and to Canada’s wealth of timber and wood products.

The Council of Forest Industries

The Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the BC interior forest industry” and operate 120 production facilities in more that 60 forest dependant communities in the interior of British Columbia.

The CPA represents UK Manufacturers & Suppliers to the Construction Industry of Products and Components.  Members can access strategic information and statistics and analysis completely free through their EATTA Membership.

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 Forests Forever

Forests Forever is an initiative of The Timber Trade Federation and was established in 1990 as a non profit-making voluntarily funded body to represent the views of all timber and wood using industries in the UK on environmental issues.

UK Forests Products Association

The UKFPA represents the technical and commercial interests of the British grown timber industry.

FSC The Forest Stewardship Council

FSC is an international organization with a respected system and a recognized product label to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.



Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemesThe PEFC Council is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification.


Glued Laminated Timber Association

The Glued Laminated Timber Association represents the leading manufacturers and distributors of glulam in the UK. It aims to promote the awareness of glued laminated timber and its properties among specifiers and users of building materials.


Scottish Timber Trade Association

The STTA is the organisation which represents timber importers, sawmillers, timber merchants, timber agents, builder’s merchants and others who supply timber and wood products within Scotland. We are the Scottish arm of the Timber Trade Federation of the United Kingdom.


The Timber Research and Development Association is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products. TRADA provides a broad range of research, training and information services as well as providing bespoke consultancy for individual customers.


(Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation)Is the UK National Trade Association representing the interests of the timber packaging industry


Timber Trades Benevolent Society aims to help those in reduced circumstances who have been employed in the UK by a qualifying business for at least 10 years. Qualifying businesses include timber merchants, timber importers, timber exporters and agents. We welcome referrals from individuals, other charities, as well as from existing beneficiaries.
Local TTBS representative : Sheila Hutchings 01473 682480 or visit our Charity & Community page

Timber Decking Association (TDA)

Exists to provide help and advice about well designed high performance timber decking and to promote excellence in quality of materials and workmanship through a quality assurance scheme called “Deck Mark”. 


The Timber Trade Federation

The leading trade body representing the UK timber industry. The Federation provides its members with a variety of services from legal advice to statistics. It also represents the industry to Government, Parliament, the devolved bodies, local government and the European Union.


Trussed Rafter Association (TRA)

Is the voice of the timber trussed rafter industry. Externally it forges links with the public and private sectors to promote the industry’s interests and liaises with research and regulatory bodies concerning product specifications and health and safety and environmental matters.

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC)

Was established in January 1992 to promote the development of the timber-based industry in Malaysia and the marketing of timber products.

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The Door Way

The Timber Trade Federations’ Education, Training and Careers Committee has launched a new website aimed at encouraging more people to join the trade through extensive profiling of the wide range of jobs available.

Timber Trades Journal

Click on the links for the latest news stories in the UK and international timber trade. You can also find our in-depth features and market reports from TTJ magazine. 


CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of woodworking industries, represents the interests of the European woodworking industry, which includes more than 100,000 companies employing around 2.7 million workers in EU25 

UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA)

Provides a strong, unified voice for the UK Timber Frame Industry. It promotes the benefits of Timber Frame construction to the public and the construction industry. 

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Timber in Construction

The national magazine dedicated to the coverage of timber and wood-based products in modern building design and architecture is now online. 


Wood Panel Industries FederationRepresents manufacturers of Wood Particleboard, Oriented Strand Board, Fibreboards, Cement Bonded Particleboards in the UK and Ireland, and leading resin and chemical suppliers.