The Timber Trade Federation is the UK wood sector’s leading trade body, representing the entire timber and wood products supply chain. Its mission is to grow the use of wood through innovative industry representation and communication on public, regulatory and commercial affairs, as well as provision of business support and regular briefings to members.

The TTF is regularly consulted by Government, NGOs and demand-side organisations on issues affecting the wood industry, and is helping shape a better future for its members and their customers.   It has taken a lead role in implementing the EU Timber Regulation at industry level, designing and enforcing its Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) as a mandatory condition and benefit of membership.   In addition, the TTF is highly active in ensuring that the low-carbon properties of timber are recognised and rewarded at regulatory level, and that the full life-cycle benefits of using greater amounts of timber are fully understood.  

These activities are part of our wider action plan of work streams covering areas from timber procurement, to resource efficiency, to health and safety, logistics, market competitiveness and customer focus.   In each of these areas the TTF is actively lobbying and facilitating industry engagement on regulatory issues, as well as providing guidance for all members. We are also actively seeking to promote and develop markets for new engineered timber products and innovations through direct industry marketing seminars.   The TTF is also an active supporter of the Wood for Good marketing initiative and its Wood First campaign.