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Oxfordshire timber merchant Acorn Timber Supplies has closed its doors after successfully trading for 37 years.Read more
Scottish customers of Richard Burbidge can now buy the brand’s mouldings direct from the company’s Livingston office.
Stora Enso joins the European Build-in-Wood project
Stora Enso has joined the EU-funded Build-in-Wood project, which strives to make wood a natural choice for the construction of multi-storey buildings and improve the sustainability of the sector.
Huws Gray continues acquisition trail
The acquisition trail of Wales-based builders merchant Huws Gray continues with two-branch TBS Building Supplies being the latest acquisition.
TTJ Awards set for lift off on September 17
The TTJ Awards will be the first major UK timber industry event to return as a physical event when it is held in central London on September 17.
Lavers team helps park home manufacturer
When an industry shortage of plywood threatened to compromise Tingdene Homes’ ability to deliver their customers’ dream homes, the team at Arnold Laver Oldbury were brought onboard to coordinate a solution which ultimately is saving Tingdene £200,00 a year.
The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI), published in August, reveal that record-breaking value sales in June 2021 helped builders’ merchants hit their best ever quarter since the Index began in July 2014. Timber and joinery products recorded its highest monthly sales (+57.5%), despite continuing material shortages.
The true value of wood 2021
Higher prices means more scope for investment and innovation, says the WTS’s Andrew True
Technology makes millworks work
The Cambridge-based cladding, decking and fencing specialist, Millworks, has successfully navigated pandemic and emerged equipped for growth. Mike Jeffree reports
Don’t drop flegt, pleads NGO
NGOs and the TTF have spoken out for FLEGT following suggestions FLEGT licensing and VPAs may be dropped. Mike Jeffree reports
The ABC of UKTR
A TTF webinar laid out the operation and implications of the UKTR. Mike Jeffree reports
It’s been challenging times for the US hardwood industry, but production is rising and optimism is in the air, reports AHEC executive director Mike Snow
Confident your timber is correctly fire-treated?
Most specifiers rely on their supply chain to deliver products fi t for purpose. Fire-retardant timber is a case in point. You’re given the paperwork to tick the box. But is that enough? And do you know what to ask to ensure correct treatment? asks Mark Eggleston, managing director of WJ Group
Physical event planned for 25th anniversary TTJ Awards
It’s heartening to see signs of normal life resuming once again. Meeting up with others following the easing of pandemic restrictions has been a welcome relief after what has seemed like a long winter and springtime. I don’t know about you but it seemed like I had exhausted my narrow list of Covid-safe things to do.
Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag
The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
A clear case for treatment clarity
The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant