Here you will find a series of TTF Guides specially created to inform members on a range of topics from Technical issues such as standards and grading to Environmental matters and RPP.
The Construction Products Regulation is coming into force from 1st July 2013. It is not anticipated that the CPR will cause major disruption to the supply of wood products as manufacturers have been working towards these changes for a number of years. However, alongside manufacturers responsibilities, importers and distributors will also have a responsibility to ensure the required information is passed along the supply chain.
This TTF Guide covers the proposed new amendments to the European Standard for Glue Laminated Timber performance requirements EN 14080 which is currently at a draft for public comment stage and will replace the 2005 version and merges together previous European Glulam standards.
The rules for the grading of Tile Battens are contained in BS.5534:2003+A1:2010 Code of Practice for slating and tiling (including shingles). This TTF Guide provides an explanation of the relevant changes in the recent amendment A1:2010.
On January 1st 2011 the ICC Incoterms 2010 became effective and updated and modified the 2000 Edition to take into account developments in International trading practices over the past ten years. It should be remembered however that the Rules do not provide a complete contract of sale and matters such as price, transfer of title and consequences of contractual breach are to be addressed separately, as is the case with the TTF NORSOF and PANPRO contract forms both of which currently incorporate the 2000 Edition of Incoterms.
This TTF Guide covers the proposed new amendments by the CEN/TC112 Technical committee to the European Standard
for Plywood Specifications EN 636 which are currently at a draft for public comment stage and will replace the 2003
This TTF Guide provides information on the different types of constructional plywood and OSB available and what to look for when specifying them.
It is often difficult to know exactly what the most relevant British and European standards that apply to your products are. Therefore, TTF has created a series of three timber standards guides for the main commodity types (Softwood, Hardwood, and Panel Products) together with background information to explain exactly what standards are, why they were created, what harmonised European Standards and CE marking are and how they are relevant. Click here to download the documents.
This guide covers the proposed new amendments (November 2010) by the European Technical Committee to the European Standard for Plywood Specifications.
This Guide gives practical guidance for members on how they may organise their pre-contract responsibilities under the EU Timber Regulation including the use of a clause for incorporating in TTF contracts to provide additional protection.
With the EU Timber Regulation now just under eight weeks away, this note provides members with;
• a brief summary of the key aspects of the EUTR;
• an update on recent EUTR developments including thoughts on enforcement; and
• an update on the TTF’s own Due Diligence System, the Responsible Purchasing Policy.
The first of a series of TTF Briefs on subjects that currently (and will continue) to feature on the TTF’s agenda. This one is on the Carbon Agenda.
This briefing note provides a TTF perspective on the key issues emerging from the development of the EU Timber Regulation.
TTF has created a guide to The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, more commonly known as CITES, which aims to protect certain plants and animals by regulating and monitoring their international trade to prevent it reaching unsustainable levels.