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Timber frame sector ready to scale up capacity 21 March, 2017
The offsite timber frame industry could “easily” scale up its capacity to 150,000 units per year to meet demand for new housing, a Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) organised meeting at Westminster has heard.
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Confor supports calls for one-stop-shop forestry grants
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Confor has supported the “highly critical” report on Forestry in England published today by the government’s food and rural affairs committee.
Binderholz acquires Finnish planing and glulam mill
Monday, March 20, 2017 Binderholz Nordic Oy has acquired the Anaika Wood Group’s planing mill and glulam works in Lieksa/Kevätniemi, Finland.
Questions raised over major Welsh timber supply contract
Friday, March 17, 2017 The decision-making process behind the award of a massive timber supply contract by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has been called into question by the country’s auditor general, according to the BBC.
Wood Awards 2017 call for entries
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2017 call for entries.
UK timber product imports reach nine-year high
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 UK imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for nine years, according to the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) latest statistics.
Lathams in Garnica distribution deal
Monday, March 13, 2017 James Latham has tied up an exclusive UK deal to distribute Spanish manufacturer Garnica’s poplar plywood.
TTF agrees third party testing for non-EU hardwood ply
Monday, March 13, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) National Panel Products Division has unanimously agreed mandatory third party species testing and third party product performance testing for all panels placed on the market from outside the EU.
Rorvik Timber announces two sawmill closures
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Swedish sawmiller Rörvik Timber has announced that it is to shut its two sawmills at Boxholm and Myresjöfönster.
New SterlingOSB merchant campaign
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 The manufacturer of Sterling OSB is following up a 24% sales boost in 2016 with a new nationwide merchant campaign.
Farmer Review author speaks to UK trussed rafter sector
Friday, March 03, 2017 The current surge of interest in innovative offsite housing technologies should not be seen as a threat to the established trussed rafter sector, the author of the influential Farmer Review has told the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM.

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