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Devon refurb wins Gold Award at Wood Awards 23 November, 2017
A refurbished house in Devon that makes extensive interior use of timber has won this year’s Wood Awards Gold Award.
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Groups welcome Budget housing sector boost
Thursday, November 23, 2017 The Construction Products Association (CPA) and Timber Trade Federation are among groups welcoming the government’s Budget moves to help the construction sector.
UK timber import slowdown predicted
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is predicting a slowdown in the UK’s softwood imports for 2018.
Plaut races to 90th anniversary party
Monday, November 20, 2017 Timber import agent Plaut International celebrated its 90th anniversary with a day at Doncaster Races for customers and suppliers.
Management buyout at Mildands window company
Monday, November 20, 2017 Joinery industry figure Roy Wakeman has led a buy-in management buyout deal of the New Window Company, a supplier and installer of contemporary and period windows and doors.
Saint-Gobain acquires Scotframe
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has completed the acquisition of Scotframe Limited, accelerating its involvement in the offsite manufacturing and closed panel construction market.
Grafton revenue up, demand softened in October
Thursday, November 09, 2017 International merchanting and DIY business Grafton Group recorded a 9.1% increase in revenue to £2.3bn for the 10 months to October 31, 2017.
Thornbridge in new investor partnership for growth
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Scottish timber processor and distributor Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd has entered into a partnership with investor Cairngorm Capital LLP.
Timber merchant fined £14,000 after employee death
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Hampshire timber merchant J F Goodwillie Ltd has been fined after the death of a 48-year old employee.
UK’s oldest timber yard set to close
Monday, November 06, 2017 A judicial review has upheld a council’s decision to develop what is believed to be Britain’s oldest surviving timber yard dating from early Victorian times.
Wood for Good timber industry campaign appoints new ambassador
Friday, November 03, 2017 Design for Homes’ chief executive David Birkbeck has been appointed as new ambassador and committee chairman for timber industry promotional campaign Wood for Good.

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