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TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off next week 15 September, 2020
The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off next week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.
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Batten availability behind SR Timber’s lockdown growth
Monday, September 14, 2020 SR Timber is reporting year-on-year double-digit sales growth for the first half of 2020 – despite the UK being in lockdown from March 23 to the middle of May, when the government started easing restrictions.
Fire door manufacturer develops industry-first solution to ‘transform’ fire safety sector
Monday, September 14, 2020 A UK fire door manufacturer, supported by Made Smarter, has developed an industry-first solution to make safety inspections faster and more accurate, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Holmen acquisition of Martinsons gets green light
Monday, September 14, 2020 Holmen’s agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products, has been given the green light by the Swedish Competition Authority.
Wood Awards 2020 shortlist revealed
Monday, September 14, 2020 Seventeen structures and nine product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2020 shortlist.
Soil Association welcomes UK proposals on illegal deforestation
Monday, September 14, 2020 Soil Association Certification Forestry has welcomed UK government proposals to ensure supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
Stewart Milne Homes secures funding for 1,000 new homes
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Stewart Milne Homes has secured an additional £13m from Homes England to accelerate the delivery of new homes across a number of its developments in north-west England.
International Timber in project with with O’Donnell Brown Architects
Thursday, September 10, 2020 TRADA member International Timber recently teamed up with O’Donnell Brown Architects to construct a community classroom – a self-initiated research project and build.
BSW launches CarbonStore
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 BSW Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry management group, has launched a new carbon trading and offsetting service.
Stora Enso invests in CLT production in Czech Republic
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 Stora Enso is to invest approximately €79m in a new production line for cross-laminated timber (CLT) at its Ždírec sawmill in the Czech Republic. The investment will further enhance Stora Enso’s position as a global provider of high-quality engineered wooden elements and as a market leader in CLT.
TRA takes to the virtual road
Monday, September 07, 2020 Manufacturers, suppliers and systems companies within the timber engineering sector are planning a series of free online meetings this autumn, allowing them to discuss industry issues and opportunities in the market post-pandemic.

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