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German sawmilling association outlines further development plans
06 December, 2017
The German Sawmill & Timber Industry Association (DeSH) is to continue expansion of its remit.
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Clarks Wood Company relocates to Newport
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Longstanding timber firm Clarks Wood Company, established in 1793, will be relocating to parent company Premier Forest Products’ Newport hub.
UK joinery sector gathers in London
Monday, November 27, 2017 The UK’s largest gathering of joinery manufacturers took place last Friday for the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) annual dinner.
Devon refurb wins Gold Award at Wood Awards
Thursday, November 23, 2017 A refurbished house in Devon that makes extensive interior use of timber has won this year’s Wood Awards Gold Award.
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.
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.
London furniture retailer first to be fined in UK under EUTR
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first UK business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber.
Lavers in North London expansion
Monday, October 30, 2017 Arnold Laver has expanded its presence in North London after opening a large new depot in Borehamwood as part of a £1.5m investment.
Lords acquires majority stake in Hevey Building Supplies
Friday, October 27, 2017 West London based Lords Builders Merchants has acquired the majority share capital in Hevey Building Supplies Ltd.
Setra reports increased earnings and invests in the future
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Swedish wood products manufacturer Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK107m for January to September, up from SEK86m a year ago.
Timber trade gathers at Timber Expo
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Timber construction seminars, new product launches, a woodworking awards shortlist announcement and a UK/Belarus timber trade event were just some of the highlights taking place this week at Timber Expo.
Binderholz to acquire Klenk Holz in major European sawmilling move
Thursday, October 05, 2017 The Austrian Binderholz Group has reached a binding agreement with The Carlyle Group to acquire the German sawmill and timber processing company Klenk Holz AG based in Oberrot.
Setra set to sell Rolfs mill operation
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Setra is set to sell its sawmill operation in Rolfs, Kalix which supplies Scandinavian and European markets.
MP opens Covers’ Home Ideas showroom
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Gillian Keegan, MP for Chichester, has cut the ribbon to officially open the newly refurbished Covers Home Ideas showroom in Chichester.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.

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