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Merchants look for clarification after latest Government coronavirus statement
24 March, 2020
Builders merchants and DIY stores are currently assessing their positions following the government’s latest coronavirus update which seems to keep the door open for their continued operation.
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Wood-based panels organisations remain vigilant over coronavirus
Friday, March 13, 2020 Wood-based panels representative organisations are remaining vigilant over the COVID-19 coronavirus, with both the North American-based Composite Panel Association (CPA) and European Panel Federation (EPF) making statements in recent days.
Mid-Sussex Timber Christmas tree tradition continues
Friday, December 20, 2019 In its 90th anniversary year, Mid-Sussex Timber has now supplied East Grinstead’s town centre Christmas tree for over 35 years.
Trussed Rafter Association urges new government to deliver on housing promises
Friday, December 13, 2019 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has urged the newly elected Conservative majority government to deliver on the housebuilding promises it made during the election campaign.
Salvamac records over 50% growth
Monday, December 09, 2019 Polish-based crosscut saw machinery manufacturer Salvamac has recorded sales growth in excess of 50% in 2019.
Ernst Greten honoured for preservation of Fagus-Factory in Alfeld
Sunday, December 01, 2019 The German National Committee for Monument Preservation has honoured Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH senior proprietor Ernst Greten for his "extraordinary commitment” in the renovation and restoration of the historic Fagus-Factory in Alfeld.
Odds Timber named in MegaGrowth 50 list
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Odds Timber of Sittingbourne has been named in the top 50 of Kent’s fastest growing companies.
Cairngorm Capital acquires £100m turnover merchant
Monday, November 18, 2019 Investment company Cairngorm Capital Partners has continued on the merchant acquisition trail by announcing it has acquired independent builders’ merchant group Grant & Stone Ltd.
New report urges Government to increase use of timber construction
Friday, November 08, 2019 The Government has been urged to implement the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee by increasing the use of timber in construction.
National Timber Group acquires Cotswold Manufacturing
Friday, November 08, 2019 The National Timber Group has acquired the trade and assets of Cotswold Manufacturing Ltd to consolidate its position in the UK timber interior doorsets market.
Nordic sawmill curtailments continue
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a background of uncertain global economic conditions.
Nason Davis celebrates 30th anniversary in style
Monday, October 28, 2019 Nason Davis Ltd is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style with all staff and partners recently travelling to Venice for a company celebration.
Metsa Wood’s new UK terminal to open at Ipswich
Friday, October 25, 2019 Metsä Wood is opening a new terminal in the UK for landed joinery sales at Ipswich, Suffolk on November 1.
UK Construction Week puts spotlight on the future
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Some 34,327 construction professionals attended UK Construction Week (UKCW) on October 8-10 at Birmingham NEC.
Travis Perkins delivers solid Q3, will demerge Wickes by Q2, 2020
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Travis Perkins has delivered a “solid” Q3 performance, despite trading conditions becoming incrementally more challenging through the course of the summer as a result of the on-going market uncertainty.
Anker Stuy UK base opens
Monday, October 21, 2019 Dutch ambassador to the UK Simon Smits has attended the opening of Anker Stuy Coatings’ UK operation.
Waugh Thistleton selected for key EU wood construction project
Friday, October 18, 2019 Waugh Thistleton Architects has been selected as the UK partner in a consortium receiving significant EU innovation funding to explore ways of increasing the use of wood in construction, a key step toward combatting climate change.
Setra records SEK22m operating loss in Q3
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Swedish wood product manufacturing giant Setra says challenging market conditions has led to a SEK22m operating loss in Q3.
Cairngorm Capital acquires Chandlers and forms Independent Builders’ Merchant Group
Friday, October 11, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has continued its acquisition strategy in the builders merchant sector by acquiring southeast-based Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd.
Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards launched
Friday, October 11, 2019 The Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards (OSS) has been launched to celebrate industry success across the group brands of International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe.

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