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December 2013

Timber is not rocket science, but it is not that simple either. And yet, for the uninitiated, wood is just plain wood. The question then arises as to why wood often loses out to other materials […]

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October 2013

Amongst his many other achievements, celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was famous for saying, “Wood is the most humanly intimate of all materials. Man loves his association with it, likes to feel it under his hand, […]

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August 2013

Four months into the EUTR and the impacts are already being felt not only in Europe but also in markets such as the Middle East and India. Whilst traders and operators scramble to ensure ‘due diligence’ and […]

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June 2013

The long-awaited EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) finally came into effect in March this year and traders and operators across the globe have been working hard to ensure ‘due diligence’ and compliance with the regulation. The effects of […]

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April 2013

April is an important month for the regional timber industry as the annual ‘Dubai WoodShow’ exhibition takes place in Dubai during this month. Firmly established as the only event for the industry in this part of the […]

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February 2013

This is the first issue of the magazine for 2013 and I am glad to introduce two new sections – The Source and Species Focus – in this issue. The former will take an in-depth look […]

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November 2012

This is the final issue of the magazine for 2012 and the end of our first year of publishing. It has been quite a steep learning curve for me, but I have met a good number […]

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September 2012

In the June issue of the magazine, we featured a panel discussion on the legality of timber. In response, we received a good deal of feedback from our readers that suggests there is indeed a significant amount […]

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June 2012

With the London Olympics just a few weeks away now, our cover story in this issue looks at the London Olympics Park. This stunning looking facility is the first in the world to be both FSC and […]

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April 2012

A year ago I visited the Dubai WoodShow as the publisher of a magazine for the Middle East Interior Design community. It quickly became apparent when talking to a number of the major exhibitors that […]